When I was young, my parents taught me to make smart choices about money. As a child, I collected coins I found, saved my babysitting money and stretched my birthday money to make sure I got the most out of every dollar. These lessons helped me to make one of the greatest financial decisions I…Read More about The Greatest Financial Decision I’ve Made? Joining a Credit Union!
In 2011 alone it is estimated that 2.9 billion dollars were lost by the senior market due to financial abuse, or fraud. What is even more alarming is that this number is on a steady incline over previous years. Why is the senior market a growing target for financial scams? The answer is obvious; seniors…Read More about Don’t Fall Victim to Financial Abuse
It seems like just yesterday I was surrounded by family and friends belting out the traditional “Happy Birthday” song to commemorate my 21st birthday. Time does fly! Now, a year and a half away from my next milestone, I find myself with a growing list of responsibilities and the uplifting feeling of independence. No matter…Read More about Lessons in Saving: What I've Learned Throughout My 20s
Are you off to college in the fall? Congratulations! Would you agree that independence, football games, fraternity/sorority parties, making new friends and being able to eat pizza every night are some of the things that come to mind? The freedom that comes with being a college freshman is undoubtedly a thrilling feeling and with freedom,…Read More about College: You’ve Been Accepted, Now What?
I am one of 43 million Americans (US Census) I have experienced recessions, booms, bubbles, crisis and maybe even a depression I am capable of interacting on social media but prefer face to face communication I like programs and products designed specifically for my needs I am highly skilled, experienced and valuable in the work…Read More about Who Am I?
Born in the mid-1980’s, I am one of approximately 80 million Millennials, or Gen-Yers, living in the United States. Does this generational subset define who I am, my wants and preferences? To a certain extent . . . Yes. There is no denying that the high levels of unemployment and student loan debt coupled with…Read More about Making My Way as a Millennial: Part 1
(PART III OF A THREE PART SERIES) What does a month-long celebration on financial literacy look like? For many, that is hard to imagine. However, for those following PFP | The Family Security Plan® Community, the picture is becoming clear. We have already reviewed the concepts of earning, borrowing, saving and spending in prior…Read More about 12 Steps Towards Your Financial Freedom: Part 3
The conversation about the challenges of Main Street vs. Wall Street has spilled over onto many areas as a metaphor to compare big vs. small, rich vs. poor and greed vs. need. Credit Unions have been seen as a beacon of light compared to big banks. Each American has a choice as they select the…Read More about Main Street vs. Wall Street; Credit Unions vs. Banks