Where does your money go?

Money always seems to be top of mind, yet we rarely think about where our money goes once we spend it. How you use your hard earned cash deeply impacts our communities, our families, and our lives.

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Choosing to spend at local businesses has nearly four times more local economic impact than shopping at chains. Shopping and banking locally puts more of your dollars to work, investing into local development and helping our communities thrive.

It’s time to start considering where your money goes.

USE THE SLIDERS TO SEE HOW YOUR CHOICES IMPACT THE COMMUNITY:

Banking

Banking How much of your checking/savings accounts and investments are in a local credit union versus national bank? How about your car and home loans?

Never Local Sometimes Local Usually Local Always Local
Per Year

Restaurants

Restaurants When you need a bite to eat, how often do you dine at locally-owned restaurants versus national chains?

Never Local Sometimes Local Usually Local Always Local
Per Year

Shopping

Shopping How often do you shop at locally-owned stores vs. chain retail or big box stores?

Never Local Sometimes Local Usually Local Always Local
Per Year

Theatre / Arts

Theatre / Arts How often do you check out local movie or live theaters versus the national megaplexes?

Never Local Sometimes Local Usually Local Always Local
Per Year

Services

Services If you need your car, your sink, or your electricity fixed, how often do you call a local service provider versus using national brands such as Meineke, Jiffy Lube, or Roto Rooter?

Never Local Sometimes Local Usually Local Always Local
Per Year

Information compiled by research through Credit Union National Association, Local First AZ, Tulane University, and the US Census Bureau.

You're keeping this much local per year:

$5,000

Your spending choices are contributing an average $5,000 additional local investment & growth per year.

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Share your results #WhereYourMoneyGoes

Your spending choices are contributing an average $5,000 additional local investment & growth per year.

Share your results #WhereYourMoneyGoes

READY TO COMMIT TO THE LOCAL LIFESTYLE?
CONSIDER BANKING WITH A MEMBER OWNED INSTITUTION LIKE VANTAGE WEST

Switching just 10% of your spending from national chains to local institutions generates an additional $487 million to the local economy. Yet only 7% of Arizona’s total banking deposits are in community banks or credit unions. Make the switch now.

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