Saving On Your Thanksgiving Festivities

Thanksgiving is a holiday where we celebrate gratitude – for our family, friends, home, food, and other things in our lives. It seems common for people to decorate in fall colors and provide lots and lots of food for their guests. However, if you’re trying to save money and keep to a budget during the holidays, this classic vision of Thanksgiving may not be for you. But what can you do if you’re hosting and others have expectations of how things are going to be?

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Halloween Safety Tips

Just a few more days until Halloween! You may have your costumes, candy, and decorations ready – or at least plans for them – but have you thought about safety? Especially if you’re taking kids trick-or-treating, it’s always a good idea to be prepared and discuss the rules with them. Here are a few tips on how to be safer this Halloween.

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International Credit Union Day Part 2

International Credit Union Day has come to a close for this year, and we had a blast! Did you stop by any of our branches and join in the celebration? It’s amazing to think that this day has been officially celebrated for 70 years – and did you know that SunWest FCU has been around even longer?

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International Credit Union Day 2018

International Credit Union Day is coming up and we are so excited! This year, it’s the 70th anniversary, which means everything is platinum-themed. SunWest will be having giveaways on our social media next week leading up to the big day, then a grand prize giveaway for those who visit one of our branches on October 18. But what is so special about credit unions that they were able to get their own day dedicated to them – all around the world?

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DIY Halloween Spider Decorations

Halloween is just around the corner! This is a popular holiday where a variety of creative sides come out. For many this means planning their costumes, while some are preparing what themed goodies they will make for a party. Others are getting out their decorations, or getting excited for all the candy they’re going to collect on the last day of October! Many people spend this time with friends, and many take the opportunity for some family fun. What is your favorite aspect of this spooky celebration?

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Saving Energy: Tips to Keep Cool and Keep Your Cash

It’s technically fall, but here in Arizona, the heat doesn’t seem to have gotten the message. By the end of September we hope to be getting cozy in sweaters while drinking our coffee or hot chocolate, but instead we’re turning up the A/C and still sweating wherever we go. Not only are we not getting the weather some hope for, we’re not getting a break on our electric bills, either. Here are some tips that should help you keep cool and save money as we head into October.

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Car Buying Like a Pro Part 1: Before You Go to the Dealership

Buying a car can be an exciting experience. It can also be daunting and expensive, especially if you’ve never bought a car before or have limited experience with car buying and dealerships. With the information in this post, you’ll be able to walk out with a great car at a great price once you understand these terms and ideas.

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Funding Baby: Financial Tips to Make Things Easier for New Parents

So you’re expecting a baby, or maybe you just had your first. Your bundle of joy is a wonderful addition to your family, but you might not realize just how much money new babies can cost. We want to help take some of that financial worry off your mind by offering some easy and useful tips that will make paying for baby significantly easier.

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