Since 1948, the third Thursday of every October has been recognized as International Credit Union (ICU) Day®: a day to celebrate the credit union difference. Today, October 19, 2017, VyStar and credit unions around the globe will be honoring the rich history of the credit union movement, as well as the men and women who worked hard to make it possible.
In today’s environment, technology is all around us—and we are constantly connected. This applies to our children as much as it does to adults, if not more so. Our kids are growing up in the “smartphone era.” Even if they don’t have a smartphone yet, they know how to use yours. They might even have a tablet device, such as a Kindle Kids Edition.
For many of us, the holidays are a time for giving. For fraudsters, however, it’s prime time for stealing money or personal information from unsuspecting victims. If you want to have a worry-free season, protecting yourself against their latest tactics is an important and necessary step.
One of my favorite times of the year is when football returns in early September. I can’t help but feel the thrill of a new season, when anything is possible for every team. I love keeping up with the storylines that develop with each game and watching the drama unfold throughout the season.
As VyStar transitions into a new phase following the retirement of our President/CEO Terry West, it is an honor to serve as your Interim President/CEO. Having served VyStar in the lending area for over 25 years, I would like to take this opportunity to review a topic that affects all of us: interest rate changes.
The storm is over. Now it’s time to rebuild our communities. If you have been affected by the recent hurricanes or any other natural disaster, VyStar is here to help you and your family get your lives back to normal.
I was excited to write my blog posts “Oh Boy...I Mean Girl…I’m going To Be a Dad!” and “The Stork Approaches” as a way to share my story and provide advice about what I—an expectant father of a little girl—was thinking about (and worrying about) with regards to my family’s future. I felt it was important to share the lessons I learned while my wife and prepared for our baby’s arrival, the effects that a child can have on your financial situation...
One night, I was sitting at my kitchen table, quietly painting my nails while my two dogs slept by my feet. Seemingly out of nowhere, the patio door began to violently shake behind me. Like a security system that had just been triggered, my pups immediately got up on their feet and started barking in alarm. I ran over to the door and opened the curtain only to see my outdoor furniture being swept across my backyard by a sudden and unexpectedly powerful wind...
When you’re relocating to another state, you always think you have everything perfectly planned out—and I was no different. When I decided to relocate my family from New York to Florida—and escape the ever-increasing cost of living and the tumultuous winters—my choice was made easily, especially since my family would be moving with me.
When I first started working in the family insurance business years ago, I heard clients ask my father, “Do I really need all this insurance?” My dad would reply, “Not unless something bad happens!” Now I know that bad things can and do happen to us.
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