Thankful in St. Tammany

November is the month that many of us are quick to think of Thanksgiving. Beyond the turkey and family coming over there is a time to reflect on what we are thankful for. Ralph Marston said “Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely…

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Building Credit for Teens

By: Kirk Arnold So, what should we do? One of the questions I get asked the most by Members and people I meet is “what is the best way for me to establish credit for my teenage son or daughter?” It usually comes back to the parent wants their teen…

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Prepaid Card Blues

This month I turned 39! You know you are getting old when just saying the number seems like it takes as much movement of your mouth as a Jim Carry movie.  I digress. For my birthday, a family member got me a prepaid card. A very well-known brand that let’s…

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Is it supposed to be easy?

There are a million quotes out there that have to do with life not being easy. You know these life lessons … “Nothing worth having comes easy.” “You have to work for it.” “If it were easy, everyone would be doing it,” etc. While all that may be true, one…

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Happy 4th of July

Fourth of July – Celebrating our Nation’s Independence Takes Cash! In just a few weeks most working American’s will be in for the coveted three day weekend! A long weekend with friends and family is a great summer break but can be expensive. Fourth of July can still be fun…

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Benefits of a Staycation

As you read this, many of you are thinking “I really need a break!” Maybe you didn’t save like you meant to or a big expense came up that is going to prevent you from taking a vacation this year but it doesn’t mean there will be no fun this…

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