Halloween Alternatives

Halloween Alternatives

For many people, Halloween week is filled with a lot of scary and freaky events and activities. People love the thrill of being scared and frightened by listening to ghost stories, visiting supposedly haunted locations, or just throwing Halloween themed parties. I’ll be honest; Halloween has never really been something I have celebrated. My family always did something different. Not that I think Halloween is bad, I’ve just always celebrated it a little bit different. So, if you are like me and don’t necessarily celebrate Halloween, here are some things you can do to still have fun.

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I Want Candy!

I Want Candy!

If you were given $2.2 billion what would you do with it? Would you buy your dream house or car? Invest in the stock market? Give to your favorite charity?  Most of us will never see that much money in our lifetime; but the thoughts of what we would use it for, are endless. I was surprised to learn, that over the course of Halloween, according to USA Today, the U.S. will spend $2.2 billion on candy alone!

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Tuesday Tips: Pumpkin Carving

Tuesday Tips: Pumpkin Carving

Hey Young & Free Alabama! So, Halloween is right around the corner, and for most of us, that means pumpkin carving is in full swing! Over the years I have seen some amazing pumpkin creations, but I’ve never been able to make mine look good at all… I always thought I didn’t have the right technique. If you are like me, you’ll benefit from some tips that I think could definitely help in your pumpkin carving abilities.

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The Myth of Multitasking

The Myth of Multitasking

Hey Young & Free Alabama! If you are like me then you love to multitask, and you think you are great at it. I’ve always claimed I could do multiple things at one time. You know, watching TV while doing homework or sitting in class while sending emails and working on 100 other things.  It works, right?  Well according to recent research, multitasking might actually be worse for us than we thought. 

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International Credit Union Day

International Credit Union Day

Hey guys, today is International Credit Union Day! You might be asking, why in the world are we celebrating credit unions? Well, do you know what all a credit union can and does for you?  Credit Unions are about members, not just people. Being a part of a credit union means being a part of a family that cares for you and wants to help you put your money where it needs to go.

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Wednesday Wisdom - Live in the Moment

Wednesday Wisdom - Live in the Moment

Hey Young & Free Alabama! So, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how our lives are just so busy, and how we tend to take the time we have for granted. There are 86,400 seconds in a day.  How much of those do we spend worrying about tomorrow’s meetings or tasks? So many times we miss out on great opportunities offered to us each day. Do we ever just take a second and enjoy the moment?

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