December 3rd, 2019

Putting Your Affairs in Order

Q: I know it’s important to have my financial affairs in order, especially when approaching an advanced age, but it is all so overwhelming. How do I go about this task? A: No one…

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December 2nd, 2019

The Pink Tax

Several economic studies have confirmed the existence of a so-called “pink tax,” an inflated price attached to goods and services specifically marketed to women. While theories abound to explain the pricing discrepancy, its existence…

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November 26th, 2019

Investing in Low Cost Index Funds

In advice for his trustee to follow upon his passing, investing genius Warren Buffett says: “Put 10% of the cash in short-term government bonds and 90% in a very low-cost S&P 500 index fund.”…

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November 25th, 2019

Crackdown on Holiday Porch Pirates

Holiday shopping season is upon us and your (not-so) friendly neighborhood porch pirates are gearing up to pilfer the holiday treasures being delivered to your doorstep. We’ve all seen the familiar footage from a…

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two people buying home in Cochise County Arizona mortgage through American Southwest Credit Union
November 14th, 2019

Mistakes First Time Home Buyers Make

Q: My husband and I have been renting an apartment since we got married. We recently decided to buy our first home. Some friends of ours had lots of trouble with the process, and wound…

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two people looking at computer
November 6th, 2019

Focus Your Mind – Apps to prevent internet distractions

Do you find that the distractions of the internet are taking over your life?  Are you constantly pushing off tasks so you can check your Facebook page or see what’s new on Pinterest for…

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Charity Donation checks
November 5th, 2019

2019 Sheriff’s Charity Ride

American Southwest Credit Union, in partnership with the Annual Cochise County Sheriff’s Charity Ride was a huge success this year!  Together we were able to raise $30,000 for local Cochise County charities.  The 2019…

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November 1st, 2019

How to be a Savvy Shopper on Black Friday

American Southwest Credit Union loves to see smart shoppers using their money wisely!  Below are a few retail sales advertising techniques to be aware of before you start hunting out gifts for loved ones…

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Prime rates
October 31st, 2019

What does Prime Rate mean?

Q: What is the prime rate and why does it matter? A: The prime rate, or prime, is the current interest rate that financial institutions in the U.S. charge their best customers. How is…

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Buying a Used car
October 28th, 2019

Tips for Buying a Used Car

Tips for Buying a Used Car But buying a previously owned vehicle can be a great way to save big on one of your most valuable possessions.  You do have to do your homework…

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