EVAN's Corner

April 2019

Live Well
Below your means

Hi Everyone,

On a recent trip to New York City one of the places my family visited was Fraunces Tavern. The tavern has been in existence since 1762 and it still serves as a tavern and restaurant. We ate there and the food was very good. It was in Fraunces Tavern that General Washington bid farewell to the officers of the Continental Army at the end of the Revolutionary War in 1783. An account of the farewell said that it was a moving affair and everyone in the room including Washington had tears in their eyes.

Visiting Fraunces Tavern was a real treat for me. It got me thinking about personal debt. There are lots of folks who don’t pay off their credit card bills on a monthly basis. They get so used to paying on their credit cards that I wonder if they’d be moved to tears if they got their credit cards paid off because they’ve formed such an intimate relationship with their debt. Are you in this category? If you are, it is time to get with the program. You shouldn’t be as familiar with your credit card debt as Washington was with the officers of the Continental Army. Do you have trouble understanding how to get away from your credit card debt? If so please give us a call, we would love to help you consolidate your debt and help you formulate a plan for bidding farewell to it.

Wouldn’t it be something if you got yourself out of debt and start a savings program? It really could bring tears to your eyes.

Till Next Time,
Evan Clark, President and CEO
p: 202.808.3633;   e: eclark@docfcu.org