Today’s Friday Focus was written by guest blogger Lynne J. Johnson, CMO, Consumers Credit Union. Thank you, Lynne!
It’s Friday, and for many of us that means pay day. Time to jump up and down with joy, right? For some, pay day is another day to worry about our finances and think to ourselves, “I barely made it. What if I face even a minor emergency?” It’s scary stuff.
Working in the financial industry, we listen to our members (and colleagues) talk about their everyday life. In everyday life, events can happen that take us off course and make us stumble with our finances. In these moments, when asking for help is what we need the most, we often hide our problems instead. Sometimes we even hide it from ourselves, which is the biggest stumble of all.
Let’s make this clear: Money is NOT Scary. Money is manageable, and at Consumers, we teach people from all walks of life how to be financially healthy. Helping our members in this way is what we do best.
As we enter the week of Halloween, we’d like you to take a minute and ask yourself if you are scared of money. If you are, come in and talk with any one of us. We aren’t vampires… we won’t bite. We aren’t clowns… we won’t laugh at your situation. We aren’t ghosts… we won’t disappear without offering assistance. Our member service team is made up of people who have the same questions about money that you do. You can come into our office on the spur of the moment, call us to set up an appointment, or send us a Facebook or Twitter message. Connect the way you want to connect and we will get the right people in the room to listen and help you succeed.
Maybe you want to purchase your own haunted house. We can help with that. Perhaps you’d like to be able to buy the most expensive treats for the trick or treaters. We can help with that. It could be that your grey-haired “wig” is now your REAL hair, and you need retirement advice. We can help with that. Or maybe you just want some “witches brew” from our office (aka Coffee) and need a pointy listening ear. We can help with that too.