EVAN's Corner

August 2019

Live Well
Below your means

Hi Everyone,

Sigh… this is a picture of my right foot. Somehow I fractured one of the toes. The nurse practitioner at prompt care at Eastern Market diagnosed this after I screamed like crazy when she touched the spot on the toe that is fractured. And there’s not a lot you can do for a broken toe. They showed me how to buddy tape that toe to the one next to it and gave me a boot to immobilize the toe. And in four weeks it should be healed. It’s such an inconvenience. I’m used to walking six to eight miles every day. I’ve cut my walking way, way back and I’ve become pretty handy with gauze and sports tape. By the time you read this my toe will be healed and I’ll be back to lots of walking.

My fractured toe reminds me so much of the adage, “bad things happen to good people.” Throughout life bad things happen. It’s as much a part of life as eating and sleeping. But here’s a big question for you. How prepared are you financially for when the bad things happen to you? Are you one big expense away from not knowing how you will make it? If you can’t answer these questions by saying that yes you are prepared financially then it’s time for you to get with the program. Too much credit card debt? Put a program together to get rid of it. And if you’re not already doing so please start a savings program. Call us here at the credit union. We’d love to help you get all of your credit card debt sorted out. And we’ve got savings rates that can’t be beat.

It’ll take time for this toe to heal up and I’m chomping at the bit because I want to walk like I’m used to. Soon enough I’ll be able to. Isn’t it time for you to be walking down a path to a better financial future?

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