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.
Earlier this year, I announced my plans to retire in August after more than 28 years with VyStar Credit Union and almost 26 as President/CEO. It has been an incredible honor to be the President/CEO of your credit union. Thank you!
School is almost back in session, and that means a new group of students is ready to lead VyStar’s High School Credit Union Branch program for the 2017-2018 school year. In the spring, more than 320 students were interviewed for the prestigious Student Manager Intern positions at VyStar’s 13 student-run high school branches.
Later this year, some big changes are going to be made to how one consumer credit scoring model calculates your credit score—and it could impact you. The changes were announced by VantageScore, a company that was created about 10 years ago by the big three credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian and TransUnion) to compete with the Fair Isaac Corporation’s FICO® scoring method
The main purpose of opening a checking, savings or any other deposit account is to keep your hard-earned money safe, so choosing a financial institution that you can trust is critically important.
If you’ve recently visited one of VyStar’s 200+ ATMs, you’ve probably noticed there is something different about them—particularly in the way you’re asked to insert your card into the ATM during a transaction. That’s because VyStar-owned ATMs are now equipped with ActivEdge™ card readers, a new kind of technology that helps prevent the most common type of ATM fraud: skimming.
The success story of Brittany Rudd, a High School Branch Program graduate and current VyStar employee.
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