Summit Credit Union’s Project Money – Part 1


first_img 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr If you live and work in Madison, Wisconsin like I do, you’ve probably heard of Project Money from Summit Credit Union (even if you don’t live here, you probably have heard of it!). It’s on the news, billboards, social media and talked about a lot due to its uniqueness and mission. Why? It’s a seven-month competition that changes people’s financial lives for starters. I recently checked in with Amy Crowe, Financial Education Specialist (and CUDE) at Summit Credit Union, about the program to learn more:What is Project Money?Summit Credit Union (Summit) Project Money is a financial education program that teaches and empowers people to take control of their finances with the guidance of a financial coach.Four participants work with their coach to set goals, increase their savings and reduce their debt over 7 months. The participant with the most change is the winner of $10,000. The other three participants each receive $2,500.Throughout the seven month journey, we document each team’s progress for the entire community to see and learn from on our website at www.summitcreditunion.com/projectmoney and with our television partner, NBC15 in Madison. The community can follow their stories and candid conversations by checking out the Project Money blogs, videos, interviews, Facebook posts and tweets. continue reading »last_img read more

GFC Restructuring Committee highly unbalanced


first_imgDear Editor,On April 26, 2019, following repeated requests from the staff, the GFC Restructuring Committee finally met with staff and introduced the members of the Committee. Various articles have reported on the chaos that erupted following the meeting. However, as was suspected and the reason for withholding the information on the Committee makeup to the general public was that it was clearly an unbalanced Committee. The staff has noted this and during the engagement, questions were consistently asked as to why there was no HR or management specialist on the committee.For general information, the members introduced or announced to staff comprise of at least four political figures from the Government APNU/AFC membership and three other members. To be specific, the convener is an adviser to Minister Trotman and an employee of the Ministry and an AFC executive member. There is also another adviser (female) working out of the Ministry who is also an AFC member, a third AFC member from the lower East Coast of Demerara comes as a Private Sector representative who has vested interest in forestry (this can be a conflict of interest) and is also a senior member of the AFC. All three of these persons were on the AFC list of candidates for the 2015 elections and possibility the 2018 Local Government Elections. Another member introduced is a senior political adviser of the Ministry of the Presidency and a member of the APNU. So here you have four out of seven who are political appointees. The fifth member, a former Director of Conservation International is perhaps the only specialist in environment and management. The sixth member is a GFC lawyer and in private practice and the seventh, and perhaps most junior, is a middle division management staff of GFC.This imbalance did not escape the attention of staff and questions emerged as to the glaring absence of any HR and other specialist trained in these types of activities as part of the panel. No satisfactory answer was provided. The Minister, soon after in a sign of desperation, tried to justify the members of this Committee. However, this is a modern era and these missteps by the Minister will not go unnoticed.Sincerely,Staff (name withheld)last_img read more

TRANSFER ALERT! Valencia poised to sign Liverpool target Cristian Tello


first_imgLiverpool and Southampton target Cristian Tello could be about to join Valencia, according to reports in Spain.The young Barcelona forward has been out on loan for the past two seasons and it does not look like he will be reintegrated to the first team for the coming season.In fact, it has been suggested that manager Luis Enrique had told Tello not to bother reporting for pre-season training as he does not fit into his plans.Liverpool hold a long-term interest in the 24-year-old while Southampton have been strongly linked with the Spaniard this summer.However, both English clubs could be set to miss out on him with a move across Spain reportedly on the cards.Barca completed the £41.7million signing of Andre Gomes from Valencia and Spanish newspaper Sport reckons Tello could move in the opposite direction in the wake of the deal. Cristian Tello has reportedly been told he has no future at Barcelona 1last_img read more