EVAN's Corner

November 2018

Live Well
Below your means

Hi Everyone,

We had a crisis in the making at the Clark house last night. The jar I keep my Alaskan sourdough starter in fell out of the fridge onto the floor and broke spilling most of the contents. I cleaned up the mess and gently took the small amount of starter that was left in the top of the jar out and put it in a bowl. I went to the basement and found another wide mouth quart jar and put the salvaged starter in the jar carefully checking for glass. Then I fed it flour and water. This morning I came down the stairs like a kid at Christmas to see how the starter was doing. It was bubbling away ready to contribute to next weekend’s loaves. Moral of the story, don’t leave the starter at the edge of the fridge shelf.

This incident made me wonder about two questions. How close to the edge of disaster are your personal finances? If some big problem came up like an illness in the family or your water heater giving out or your car needing a major repair would the expense push you over the edge? If your answer to the last question is yes then it’s time for you to change the way you’re doing things. It’s time to start paying down debt and it’s time to start setting aside a little every month. Because guess what. Some big problem is coming your way. It’s just a part of life. Now’s the time to act and at the credit union we can help. If you don’t know what to do with all of your debt call us and one of our loan officers can help you sort things out. And start that savings program now with a money market account or take part in performance checking. Both are high yielding ways to start protecting yourself from life’s problems, big and small.

I was so happy that I could save my sourdough starter because I captured it when I was fishing is Alaska this summer. Flour and water is all it took. Push your personal finances away from the edge of the shelf by starting that savings program today.

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