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3 ways your credit union can offer better financial education during COVID-19

first_imgThis is placeholder text continue reading » The coronavirus crisis is stretching into its ninth month — and the pandemic is still weighing heavy on the minds (and pocketbooks) of many Americans.As difficult as they may be, times like these present an opportunity for financial institutions: this is the time to truly step up to the plate, to serve as a trusted partner and guide for members.And while hugs, handshakes and in-person seminars seem like a thing of the past, your credit union can still make an impact — particularly through offering financial education. Here are three tips from the team at Zogo:Don’t limit your focus. Many banks and credit unions partner with schools to provide financial education. It’s important that students have access to this knowledge, and we’re big believers in introducing financial literacy early — but, if possible, don’t limit your efforts to one age group. This post is currently collecting data…center_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Katarina Witt Recalls Being a Queen of Figure Skating at the Sarajevo Games in 1984

first_img(Source: Olympic.org) East German ice skating star Katarina Witt was crowned the queen of figure skating and catapulted to worldwide fame at the Sarajevo Games in 1984, after winning her duel with American rival Rosalyn Sumners. Witt had been groomed for Olympic glory from a young age by her formidable coach Jutta Muller, and her talent quickly blossomed, thanks to her relentless training programme – seven hours per day, six days a week – allied to her natural ability.She won her first national title at the age of 15, in 1980, and then took the European silver medal two years later, before finally winning the first of six successive golds in 1983.Meanwhile, on the other side of the Iron Curtain, Sumners was developing an almost eerily parallel career, and was world champion by the time Sarajevo came around. Also competing for the US was the 1982 world champion Elaine Zayak. The stage was set in Yugoslavia for a classic Olympic sporting showdown.The competition in the Zetra Arena came to a climax with the free programme, worth 50 per cent of the total score. Witt, an instinctive, elegant skater whose style has been described as “poetry in motion,” snatched victory from Sumners, the favourite, who held back on two of her triple jumps.Witt’s boldness paid off, as she captured the imagination of the judges, six of whom gave her first-places, and won gold by the slimmest of margins. After her triumph the young, beautiful doyenne of the ice reportedly received more than one million letters from adoring fans – which perhaps inspired her to win her first world championship title that same year.last_img read more