EVAN's Corner

February 2019

Live Well
Below your means

Hi Everyone,

This is two eggplant roasting. Two dear friends of mine, one living in Greece and one living in Israel, taught me how to roast eggplant. It’s the main ingredient in a dip that is served throughout much of the Mediterranean region. It has many names one of which is baba ghanoush. It’s a wonderful dish that can be served with bread or vegetables or eaten just by itself. The key to good baba ghanoush is making sure the eggplant is properly roasted and that means till it starts to crack and look very mushy. That takes time and lots of patience. The eggplant in this picture is close to ready.

Roasting eggplant reminds me so much of personal finance. Saving and paying down debt are a lot like roasting eggplant. It takes time to get a savings program rolling. It takes time to pay down debt. The key to success though is getting started. Have you lit a fire to get your savings plan roasting? Are you taking debt off the fire because it’s mushy and ready to be paid down? If you can’t answer yes to both of these questions then it’s time to get with the program. And there are no excuses. Please call us here at the credit union. We have great CD rates and the rate on our Performance Checking account can’t be beat. Debt consolidation is something we help folks with every day.

Baba ghanoush is so yummy. My mouth is watering as I write this. If you want the recipe I use to make baba ghanoush go to the Corner on our website. I’ll have it there waiting for you. Enjoy and get that fire lit on some savings.

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