I'm part of the Community Relations team at WSECU and the Business Academy instructor at New Market Skills Center in Tumwater. WSECU's partnership with New Market started 26 years ago with a branch located on campus to work alongside students in the classroom.
Recent studies have shown that taking excessive amounts of selfies is an indicator for psychopathic tendencies. Thankfully taking an excessive amount of these selfies is only an indicator for depositing lots of checks.
There are a few times in your life when you truly want to put your best foot forward. No lies, no trickery – just your best self. It might be on the first day of school, the first date, meeting the parents; or, on your resume for a new job. That first impression makes a difference!
When we sat down to challenge ourselves on how WSECU could have a deeper and more meaningful impact in the neighborhoods and communities we serve, we did a quick inventory of what assets we have to share. What’s our biggest asset? Our employees, of course.
Financial stress is the “elephant in the middle of the room.” It is there, plain as day. It affects everything and everyone, but nobody is talking about it. Regardless of the news on television or all the expert testimonials that the economy is on the up-swing, many of us are still struggling with our finances and the aftermath of the Great Recession.
Volunteering my time was never something on my radar. I worked full time, so during the day wouldn’t work and my weekends, well, those were my only time to veg out and spend time with my family. Plus, where would I volunteer?
Managing your money and creating a budget can be a time consuming, daunting or maybe even an enlightening task whether you are a newbie or a seasoned veteran. The goal is to give you a visual of what your money is doing and also a better understanding of how you can impact and educate yourself on your finances.
It wasn't until I was facing my 30s when I really, I mean really, realized the value of a dollar. Up until that point I didn't have kids, lived with my hand on the debit card ready to swipe away with anything I really thought I needed.
Watching the news one morning and seeing the incredible story about Kevin Jorgenson and Tommy Caldwell's amazing feat of free climbing El Capitan over a 19-day period made me think back to Sir Edmund Hilary and his trek to be the first person to reach the summit of Mt Everest.
Quite often I get the question from prospective business members and those searching to start a business, "Why do I have to submit a business plan?" After all, isn't the fact that you are either in business or going to start a business the plan in and of itself?