All of us have important dates committed to memory (or at least programmed into our e-calendars); we remember birthdays, anniversaries, and those dates that have true meaning to each of us as individuals. September 11, 2001 is a date that unique because it resonates with all of us. September 11th is a somber memory for…Read More about September 11, 2001: A Reminder to Be Prepared for Life’s ‘What-ifs’
Is it terrible that I want school to start? The school year and I have a love-hate relationship. When August rolls around, and you are just plain tired of battling the humidity, smelling sunscreen and yelling that someone needs to cut the lawn, I just feel ready to hang up that beach towel. Then September…Read More about Ready to Hang Up That Beach Towel? The Importance of Structure For Our Kids
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
Life of a college student: sleep, eat, class, maybe sleep again, study, out with friends, repeat. Somewhere in between sleep and repeat, it is important to find time to think green. Not saving the planet “green” (which is, still, very important) . . . we are talking about money! College, in itself, is expensive. In…Read More about College Students: Are You Thinking Green?
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?
As an 18-year old going off to college for the first time are you really prepared to answer the question, “What do you want to do with your life?” For many college students, making new friends, cheering on the school’s sports teams, and staying out late on a school night, top the bucket list. Flash…Read More about Your Career: Is It Time For a Change?
Many adults recently began a new job. The newest members of the workforce have an entire career ahead of them to shape. If this is you: Will you learn everything quickly? Will you be on time every day? Will you pay attention to details? Will you be a good “team” player? Will you demonstrate the…Read More about Build the Best Reputation!
It was a tremendous day in May 2010 when Darryl graduated from High School. As his mother cried tears of joy, she was even more thrilled to imagine that her son was going to college next year. Darryl was the first person in her family to get into a school and attend. It was a…Read More about Graduation Day! Honoring One Mom’s Great Decision!
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