Pet Ownership: Affording Our Furry Friends

July 30, 2013

Do you have a little one begging for a pet? Pet ownership, even through adoption, comes with many costs. Let us break it down for you a little bit… According to The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), aside from the price of purchasing the animal, other costs to consider include: […]

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Using Technology To Manage Your Money

July 9, 2013

Technology is making it easier and easier to stay on top of our finances while on the go. When we launched our Mobile Banking app, we wanted to make banking easier for our members so they could manage their funds anywhere! With Mobile Banking, it’s easier than ever to stick to your budget, pay your […]

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Three Tips for Becoming Financially Independent

July 2, 2013

Are you a high school graduate preparing to start college in the fall? Or a twenty-something ready to move out of your parents home? The road to financial independence can be tricky, so we’ve gathered a few tips on how to become financially independent! Find a cheap place to live: When you’re initially starting out, it […]

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Preparing For a Loan: Tips and Advice

June 27, 2013

Borrowing money is a part of almost everyone’s financial lives. Mortgages, auto loans, and college loans enable us to afford things that are beyond our current financial reach. Credit cards provide convenience in our daily lives that many find essential. Be careful when thinking about borrowing however – too much credit can be damaging if you’re unable to handle the financial […]

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Making The Most Of Your Staycation

June 24, 2013

Dreaming of escaping to foreign lands this summer but stuck in Arizona? Staycations are awesome for the traveler on a budget. Whether its a true staycation (hanging out at home) or a staycation at a local resort, there are lots of activities and restaurants to check out right here in the Valley! Here some ideas on how to […]

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Top Tips For Purchasing a Vacation From Groupon

June 5, 2013

Planning a summer vacation can be time intensive and actually taking one can often be expensive. If you’re looking to plan a family vacation this summer, some great resources for reasonable prices are daily deal sites. Sites like Groupon, Living Social, and Deal Chicken often share deals for reduced price hotel stays but be careful! […]

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Top Tips for Saving on Summer Road Trips

May 15, 2013

Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner and for most families that means it’s road trip time! The kickoff of summer means lots of family adventures – many of which involve piling in the car and setting out for the beach, the mountains or grandma’s house. As you plan your summer road trips – […]

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Love great food? Love a great cause? Come on out to Porkopolis in Chandler on December 12!

December 10, 2012
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Please help us in supporting the Million Can Crusade!

October 29, 2012

  Between now and November 21, stop by any Desert Schools branch, ask for the Million Can Crusade account and make a cash donation. Each dollar you donate is equal to ten cans of food for St. Vincent DePaul to feed those in need. Get more details at Keyword: CANS.

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Drum roll please…Here are the 5 Winners of a $1,000 Phoenix Suns Package!

October 17, 2012

The Skip the PIN & Win “All Sports September” winners are: Kyle V. Donald M. Marlene B. Rebecca F. Celine M. Each will get a $1,000 Phoenix Suns package which they can use to buy tickets to Suns’ games or any event at US Airways Center.  Congratulations!   *All winners have been notified.

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