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Top 10 Must-Read Blogs of 2020

One year ago, who could have imagined what 2020 would look like? Though it wasn’t what any of us expected — and it certainly brought new challenges and obstacles — there were a few highlights. As you remember the good, bad and unusual of the year, it’s also a time to reflect on all that you’ve learned.

To usher in a new year of hope, we’re counting down our top 10 must-read blogs of the year. From financial minimalism to fraud and scams, here are the most popular subjects we covered in 2020:

10. Get Down with the Digital Wallet

Set up your card for contactless payments to avoid germs and hassles. Includes bonus video tutorial!

9. The How and Why of Debit Cards

Swipe. Tap. Click. Debit cards can be a smart way to stick to your budget and avoid overspending.

8. 6 Tips for Managing Financial Stress

Controlling your reactions helps you channel anxiety so you can find solutions to your money woes.

7. How to Spot and Protect Yourself and Others from Elder Financial Abuse

Savvy scammers have been targeting older adults through phone scams, robocalls and sneaky in-person schemes.

6. Are You Doing Online Banking Right?

There’s more to virtual money management than just checking balances and transferring funds.

5. 6 Surprising Things a Credit Union Can Help With

From protecting what you have to planning for your future, we’ve got what you need!

4. Our Top 8 Debit Do’s and Don’ts

Skimmers, PINs and fraud, oh my! What you should and shouldn’t do with debit might surprise you.

3. Put Your Guard Up Against Online Shopping Scams

Skim through this list of suspicious sales tactics before you click “Buy it Now.”

2. How to be a Financial Minimalist

Having fewer material possessions could actually make you richer if you have a minimalist mindset.

1. The Great Car Debate: New vs. Used

Click on the car icons to find out the true costs of a new ride and its pre-owned counterpart.

Though 2020 was filled with new obstacles, it also brought some unique opportunities for us to give back. While other companies needed to limit their giving programs, Desert Financial doubled down on helping the community. Check out our 2020 Community Impact recap to see how we shared success throughout the year!

We can’t wait to see what’s in store next year as we *fingers crossed* return to more stable and predictable times. In the meantime, follow Desert Financial on social and continue visiting our News & Knowledge Center for more great financial tips and tricks.

The material presented here is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to be used as financial, investment, or legal advice.