Episode 16: Deposits
Best Life Podcast | Altra Federal Credit Union
by Tony Beyer, Altra Federal Credit Union
1M ago
On this episode of the Best Life Podcast, we welcome back Altra’s VP of Deposit and Payment Strategies, Jennifer Cyert as she talks about the different ways Altra can help your savings grow. Whether you’re saving up for an emergency or a special purchase, saving your money can be just as fun as spending – the hardest part is getting started. We hope this gives you the jumpstart you need to kickoff your savings for the New Year! Be sure to check out the video version of our podcast on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeMUMDwYc_P2cscX454L_dg ..read more
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Episode 15: Information Security
Best Life Podcast | Altra Federal Credit Union
by Tony Beyer, Altra Federal Credit Union
4M ago
In this episode of the Best Life Podcast, Tony sits with a familiar guest, the one that started it all, computer security expert Ian Nicholson from Altra Federal Credit Union. Tony and Ian talk about data breaches, password managers, password authenticators, securing your text messages, tinfoil hats, and Tony being OK with turning group text messages green for some users ..read more
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Episode 14: Cryptocurrency
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by Tony Beyer, Altra Federal Credit Union
6M ago
Technology has changed the way we do many things in finance and one of the big changes we’ve seen in the past decade is the explosion and adoption of digital currency in the form of cryptocurrency. Altra’s VP of Deposit and Payment Strategies, Jennifer Cyert, joins Tony for this episode of the Best Life Podcast to talk more about this exciting technology. We discuss some of the basics of cryptocurrency, what to know about blockchain technology, the advantages and disadvantages of this currency, and why May 22nd is commonly referred to as “Pizza Day” in the world of cryptocurrency ..read more
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Episode 13: Payday Loan Alternatives
Best Life Podcast | Altra Federal Credit Union
by Tony Beyer, Altra Federal Credit Union
9M ago
A recent report published by The Pew Charitable Trusts highlights the high fees being charged by payday lenders. On this episode, Tony speaks with Altra Federal Credit Union’s VP of Consumer Lending, Mark Tierney, to discuss alternatives to payday loans, as well as what to know when borrowing money. More financial resources and education can be found at altra.org ..read more
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Episode 12: Altra Youth Month
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by Tony Beyer, Altra Federal Credit Union
10M ago
On this episode of the Best Life Podcast we discuss everything Altra is doing for April, which is Financial Capability Month and Credit Union Youth Month. Tony welcomes back Altra’s ..read more
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Special Episode – Altra Financial Advisors
Best Life Podcast | Altra Federal Credit Union
by Tony Beyer, Altra Federal Credit Union
11M ago
On this episode of the Best Life Podcast, we discuss how to make your money grow through investing and achieve your future financial goals. Tony sits down with VP of Wealth Management Sue Breyer, CRPC, for Altra Financial Advisors, and Brent Wohlers, CRPC, who is also a Financial Advisor with Altra Financial Advisors.  To learn more about Altra Financial Advisors and access educational webinars and resources, visit https://www.altra.org/invest-insure/altra-financial-advisors  ..read more
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Episode 10 – Creating a Spending Plan for 2022
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by Tony Beyer, Altra Federal Credit Union
1y ago
A new year will soon be upon us, and a great way to get ready for 2022 is to put together a spending plan that will take care of your needs, create money to save, pay down debts, and accomplish your financial goals. Altra’s Credit Management Supervisor, Jackie Urban, sits down with Tony discuss how to get started or reaccustomed with a spending plan. This episode has great, straight-forward advice to set yourself up for financial success in 2022 ..read more
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Episode 9 – Altra Gives Back Day and Volunteering
Best Life Podcast | Altra Federal Credit Union
by Tony Beyer, Altra Federal Credit Union
1y ago
Every year, Altra gives back to the communities we’re proud to serve by closing our offices for a day so our employees can volunteer at organizations in all of our areas. We call this day of volunteering Altra Gives Back Day and Tony Beyer sits down with Altra’s Community Relations Manager, Shawn Hauser, to discuss how the day has changed over the last couple of years and its continued importance to nonprofit organizations. Also joining the podcast to speak about their nonprofit organizations and of the importance of volunteering are Mary Jo Burgess, who is the Executive Director for CASA for ..read more
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Episode 8 – Financial Wellness
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by Tony Beyer, Altra Federal Credit Union
1y ago
This month, Altra Federal Credit Union debuted a new tool to help our members measure their overall financial wellness. This month’s episode is all about the Best Life Financial Wellness Quiz which can be found on our website at altra.org. The two-minute quiz lets quiz takers know what they’re doing well, and what could use improvement in four key areas: Spending, Saving, Borrowing, and Planning. Lori Horstman and Cheryl Dutton, Altra’s VPs of Member Experience and Marketing, respectfully, give us more information about the quiz and its importance. John Thompson, the President of Attune (attun ..read more
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Episode 7: Pay For and Paying Less for College
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by Tony Beyer, Altra Federal Credit Union
1y ago
With the cost of higher education rising, it’s now more important than ever to take steps to make college more affordable. In this episode we look at ways to pay for, and how to save money, when it comes to going to college. We speak with Lyndsey Thomas who is a Financial Resource Coordinator at Western Technical College in La Crosse (westerntc.edu/financial-aid), Director of Strategic Partnerships at Student Choice (altra.studentchoice.org) Denice Burmeister, and Ryan Sperling along with Bo Bassindale who are both Financial Peer Mentors at It Make$ Cents (uwlax.edu/it-makes-cents) at the Univ ..read more
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