1. When we ask people what they think the difference is between a bank and a credit union, we often hear answers like, “It’s like a bank, only smaller,” or, “Credit unions only accept certain people,” as if they are some kind of exclusive club. Sure, many credit unions do exist to serve specific professions or groups, like labor unions, government […]
    Oct 18, 2019
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  2. On a new Thrive Arizona, Host Zach Yentzer chats with Dre Voelkel, director of TENWEST Festival, an annual ten-day innovation festival focused on solving the economic, social, cultural and environmental challenges facing Tucson. For more about TENWEST, visit their website at Thrive Tucson is a conversation series with the innovative and fascinating entrepreneurs that make […]
    Oct 4, 2019
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  3. Hispanic Heritage Month runs September 15th through October 15th. We are delighted to celebrate the contributions and culture that members of the Hispanic community bring to Arizona. History of Hispanic Heritage Month President Lyndon B. Johnson instituted Hispanic Heritage Month in 1968 to celebrate the rich culture and contributions of Americans whose roots trace back […]
  4. People who develop a savings plan are twice as successful at saving as those who don’t. There are tons of ways to save for those working with any budget. Here are some ways that you can begin to develop a savings plan that’s right for you. Save automatically Most financial institutions (Vantage West included) offer […]
    Sep 12, 2019
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  5. Today is Global Talent Acquisition Day. At Vantage West, talent acquisition is about more than recruitment. It’s about creating an environment that draws talent to our organization. It’s undoubtedly easier said than done, as the war for talent is fierce these days and many candidates have multiple options. Organizations must make smart choices about their talent […]
    Sep 4, 2019
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  6. Investing in Certificates of Deposits (CDs) is a great way for investors to minimize their risks and keep a portion of their investment strategy safe from changes in the stock market. If you are interested in an investment that can earn you more than a checking account, consider building a solid CD ladder. What is […]
    Aug 23, 2019
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  7. Wear sunscreen. Stay hydrated. Think twice before clicking “Reply All.” Do not go back for that third slice of cake. The world around us is spinning with suggestions, recommendations, and cautionary tales of why we should or should not do something based on some “listen man, I’ve been there” terrible first-hand experience. The reality is, […]
    Aug 1, 2019
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