Maddy Shellberg is the Education Specialist at PFCU and has been with the credit union since 2016. She attended Grand Valley State University where she got her Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and currently holds the designation of Certified Financial Coach.
You can listen to the Money Talk podcasts on our website, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts. Maddy and the entire PFCU team are looking forward to sharing more episodes with our members. More podcasts will be available in the near future on new and exciting topics!
In this episode, I visited Habitat for Humanity of Ionia County to chat with Executive Director, Stacy Moore. She talks about everything that Habitat for Humanity does for the communities they serve from building houses and home maintenance projects to financial education and running their restore. Learn everything there is to know about Habitat for Humanity and how you can volunteer.
This is part 2 of my interview with Sarah Zyburt, the Vice President of Advocacy and Advancement at Voices For Children, a child advocacy center in Genesee County. She shares about their volunteer opportunities, donating and annual fundraising events. Sarah also gives an important message about getting help if you need it, whether that be for your children or for yourself. Please note again, that throughout this episode, there are general discussions and mention of child abuse and trafficking. If this is not a topic that you are comfortable listening to, please do not continue with this episode. If you would like more information on Voices For Children, visit their website at voicesforcac.org.
In this episode, I chat with Stephanie Aulph, the new Perry Branch Manager. Stephanie shares about her extensive experience, why she loves PFCU and what the Perry community can look forward to as PFCU moves in. Celebrate our grand opening starting on October 3rd, happening all week long! Our Perry location is at 150 S. Main St. Perry, MI. Come see us!
The PFCU Credit Union Board of Directors has named Michele Makley as the next President/CEO of the Credit Union. Michele has 29 years of financial management experience and looks forward to her new role as President/CEO. In this episode, she shares the biggest strengths of PFCU, her advice for aspiring leaders and what she enjoys when she's not working.
This is part two of Harvey Hoskin’s interview, take a listen to Part 1 if you haven’t yet already. Harvey, President/CEO of PFCU, announced his retirement effective April 2023. Harvey has spent the last 33 years serving in the credit union industry, the last 10 as President/CEO. Please join the Credit Union Board of Directors, staff and community in thanking Harvey for his dedication and leadership at PFCU. Congratulations on his accomplishments and best wishes for his upcoming retirement.
We've made it to December, our final month of PFCU's 75th anniversary celebration. This month we're highlighting PFCU's longest serving employee, Michelle, she has been with the credit union for 35 years! Michelle shares what she enjoys most as a Card Service Specialist and gives advice on how to be successful when settling into a new job.
The holiday season is officially upon us and with it comes the hustle and bustle of picking the perfect gifts, putting up the lights and attending all of those holiday parties. We want to make sure that while you enjoy this time of year, you're also staying safe and keeping your information out of the wrong hands. Liz, the Executive Administrative Assisitant at PFCU, sits down with me to share her best tips for holiday shopping and decorating safety.
Did you know November 13th-19th is International Fraud Awareness week? Knowing what scammers are doing to get your information can help you stay protected. In this episode, Liz sits down with me to talk about common scams people are faced with. Take a listen so you know what to look out for!
We all know that locking the doors and putting up cameras are good ways to secure your home and stay safe but did you know that your landscaping and outdoor lighting can also make a difference? On this episode, I'm joined by Liz LeVeque, she shares her tips on keeping your home safe and secure.
There is a lot to know about social security so in this episode I talk to Certified Financial Planner, Nick VanGeest, to help break it down. Nick gives expert insight on the social security system as well as what you can do to be informed about your unique circumstances.
Knowing what a credit score is and the factors that make up your score are essential to your financial health but now let's uncover some ways that your score can impact your life. From getting a mortgage to your career, some of these might surprise you!
If you listened to my previous episode, Credit Score 101, you learned what a credit score is and in this episode I'm going to talk about the five factors that make up this one crucial number.
Your credit score is a crucial piece of your financial health. In this episode, I'm going to break down what a credit score is and give you a few different ways you can get yours.
It's summer which means many of us are planning vacations! Whether you're headed up north, across the country or to the other side of the world, no one wants to be stressed about money before, during or after their getaway. In this episode, I share some simple tips to get your finances ready and prepare early.
For this episode, I'm going back to the basics. Creating a budget. It doesn't have to be daunting! Follow these simple steps to get started.
The holidays are right around the corner! Whether this brings you joy, stress or both, it's important to be prepared this season so you can keep your finances in check and stress at a minimum. No one is immune to these common holiday shopping pitfalls, myself included, listen to this episode to learn what they are and what you can do to avoid them.
This is the third and final part of our College Advice mini-series. For this episode, I am joined by special guest and 2022 McCrumb Scholarship recipient, Amelia Beswick. Amelia has been busy at Central Michigan University with plans to become a vertrinarian. She shares why applying for scholarships is so important, how to be successful in your freshman year of college and her experience with dorm life. Don't forget, the 2023 McCrumb Scholarship application is open until March 31st.
This is part 2 of our College Advice series. In this episode, I'm joined by Colin Pearson, another 2022 McCrumb Scholarship recipient. Colin shares tips and advice from his time at MSU, everything from studying and community service to socializing and applying for scholarships. The 2023 McCrumb Scholarship is now open on our website, the deadline to apply is March 31st.
For this episode, I'm joined by Paige Pung, a 2022 McCrumb Scholarship recipient. Paige is attending MSU and has a lot of great advice to share for students during their high school career as well as when they enter the next step into college. The 2023 McCrumb Scholarship application is open on our website until March 31, make sure to check it out!
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