Happy Friday Alabama!!!

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It is important to start the weekend right….

We start your weekend with this quote: “Make the best use of what is in your power and take the rest as it happens.” Thank you for this one Epictetus!!!

As we get ready to say goodbye to March 2017; we must ask ourselves: (1) How much of my projections did I achieve this month? (2). What prevented me from not achieving some of my goals for this month, and how can I prevent the same hurdles for next month? (3). What new knowledge did I gain this month? (4) Has anything happened this month that can improve my performance and outlook for the next month?

Say what!!! Alabama has its own share of millionaires??? That is great news!!!

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As we approach a new month, RedyMoney reminds you that we are remain your loan service provider to get you through any unplanned financial emergency that you may encounter. We continue to encourage that you use every day to grow and every pay check to make smart buying choices.

See you in April family!!! Have a blessed weekend!!!!

Happy RedyWednesday!!!!

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As we will soon be saying goodbye to March….

RedyMoney encourages all to continue to volunteer, donate and support Red Cross initiatives across the country, if they can. Red Cross, too, is aware of the threat in early Spring, of flooding and possibly severe weather. They ensured we are covered with some tips, fully endorsed by RedyMoney. Throughout the month, the Organization has been encouraging us all to unearth the inner heroes within all of us. And surely, for an organization whose workforce is 90% volunteers, this is beyond possible, to give willingly to a worthy cause.  As we say goodbye to the month, let us not say goodbye to the cause.

A healthy state means many things for economy. Anything affecting any citizen carries an impact, as the person with so much to give, loses the motivation to do so. Can you then imagine losing a baby? To an unexplained cause? The grief alone can make mothers, fathers and siblings lose their drive. And whilst we teach resilience and recovering from loss; if we can solve the problem; let us solve. We would really like to know if the Baby Box works!!! Even better news; some mothers may even get the boxes free!!!!

RedyMoney wonders how Alabama is taking this news. To know that if this legislation is passed, their online behavior can be sold without their permission, as their Internet Services providers sees fit? How is it ever ethical to commercialize online privacy? Who makes these rules?

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We look at Needham, over there near Choctaw County’s center. With a 2015 estimated population of 91, a fall from estimated population of 94 in 2010. 

That is it for this Wednesday family!!! We will see you on Friday and we will say goodbye to March together. Godspeed!!!

 

 

Happy Monday!!!

We hope that you come from a restful but productive weekend. With all the talk about stormy weather in some parts of the state, it is so much more important for you to prepare. We hope you attended the ULE expo. If not, there are basic and effective ways to protect your family. For those sections of the state under threat; you are in our prayers. How do we balance, hoping that everyone stays says when nature takes its course??? We prepare and pray for the best!!!

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As a proud business operating in Alabama, today we though to bring you inspirational quotes authored by some of the State’s very own, Fannie Flagg: “Being a successful person is not necessarily defined by what you have achieved, but moreso, but by what you have overcome.”

We are keeping it short this Monday, as our prayers remain with everyone of those in zones of storm threat. Peace and safety be with you RedyMoney family!!!

Happy Spring Friday!!!

Despite the threat of sever weather in some sections of the state, RedyMoney welcomes you to another Friday. Just think, next week this time, we are saying good-bye to March, for good, for this year. #TimeFlies

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It certainly warms the heart when Alabama is featured and recognized outside of our region. Congrats to the Fishers at Orange Beach Marina and Highlands Bar and Grill for being highlighted. Continue to represent the South!!! This is a nice way to conclude spring break.

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Anybody plans to attend the Urban Living Expo this Saturday? To explore and be informed on the importance of being prepared for a natural disaster.Each family needs to have a plan of action and practice. How else would you be able to move swiftly if a disaster comes with little warning and little time to evacuate??? Go out and come back prepared to protect your families in the face of a disaster.

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Hiking plans anyone?

‘For Pete’s Sake’ is a 8 mile long trail in the Chewacla State Park, for cycling and hiking alike. What better time to bond with nature, than spring? Bond with nature this weekend.

Have a blessed weekend Redy family!!!

Happy RedyWednesday!!!!

It is a day and has been a week filled with all the good and not-so-good sporting news.We hope that all sport fanatics (basically all of Alabama), have been holding the fort, in the name of good sportsmanship!!! RedyMoney welcomes you to a mid-week, and we hope that you have made much desired progress so far.

If any of our women are interested in attending this workshop, come with your ideas and solutions!!! You may  also want to contact the Innovation depot, and confirm the dates of the Athena Collective workshop, either today and tomorrow or tomorrow and Friday. Either way, pop in if you can and enjoy!!!

Alabama has its fair share of support and incentive for entrepreneurs. Thanks to the Alabama Launchpad, entrepreneurs the opportunity to take their innovative ideas to another level. Congrats to all the winners. All who entered, won. They won the war of just sitting on an idea, without getting serious about it!!!! Go Bama!!!

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In today’s tiniest town feature, we look at Blue Springs, in Barbour County. With an estimated population of 92 in 2015, this is a small decline from the estimated population of 96, in 2010 and 121 in 2000.Home to the Blue Springs State Park, featuring a spring pool and enough campground to go around. Just in time foe spring. Picnic anyone???

Have a happy Wednesday everyone!!!

 

Welcome Spring!!!

Welcome to mostly warm and sunny days. Spring break anyone??? Parents, remember that the children need not only to take a mental break from school, but an opportunity to experience nature to rejuvenate them and what better time than spring!!! Be on the weather lookout though, rumor last year had it, this year’s spring may take an unexpected turn.

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Our inspiring quote for this week commemorates the beginning of spring. Think about it: everything has a season and nothing lasts forever. Walt Disney tells us, “the way to get started is to quit talking and start doing.” Is there a decision you have been putting off? Or have you finally made an important decision but have not yet out it into action? Whether this is a financial or personal decision, you are encouraged to heed Disney’s advice.

It is important to note that this, as any other time, is tricky to talk about saving and investing, when hard working citizens have been victims of various schemes of those who are robbing them. Be vigilant when you are at the ATMs. Thankfully this was discovered and the bank is lauded for notifying the police as soon as they flagged activity as suspicious. It means still, that the banks, bank personnel and customers themselves need to pay more attention; also look out for anyone acting suspicious at an ATM. How long really does it takes to withdraw money? You might want to alert bank security if you find a user in an ATM for an inordinately long period.

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RedyMoney sends you off to a week filled with energy and you being on high alert. Have a productive week everybody!!!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!

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Aren’t we all thankful that we have made it through this week? Despite all the hiccups of the week, Friday is here and it has brought its wonderful friend, St. Patrick!!!

. Thanks to our friends over in Fairhope, Alabama for this pic

Another reason to thank St. Patrick. He brings in the weekend and because stores love him they are giving discounts and prizes to their customers. Talk about an ease on our pockets. What discount would you want that you are not seeing though?

But lest we digress from the real meaning of St. Patrick’s Day; a celebration of the Irish culture that has been infused into our American heritage. For those amongst us who are fit that particular bill, we say Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you!! The most heart warming part of this celebration (and each year) is that even the non-Irish, celebrate on this day. They are celebrating the heritage of their fellow brothers and given them a chance to know more about that part of their culture. This means that as a people, we are capable of celebrating uniqueness and capable of being happy for our brothers and sisters.It means deep down, we know we are interdependent and have overtime come to love the diversity of our country.

Time for the Friday dance

You can’t go wrong with these cats!!! There is no better send off into the weekend that one filled with celebrations and discounts. Have a lovely one family!!!

Happy RedyWednesday!!!

As the observance of Red Cross month continues, RedyMoney shares this story of our neighbor in Wisconsin, who  even at 101 still takes volunteering seriously. This is some legacy to leave behind and her family must be proud to be related to her. With the aim of collecting 101 pints of blood and at the end of the drive, clocking in at 93, Ms. Blanche Baudhuin must be nothing short of satisfied, at what was achieved. This drive means more lives will be saved and those in dire need of something so seemingly simple can get it. Kindness and helping has no age limit!!!

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Faunsdale!! With an estimated population of 94 (2015 census), Faunsdale is home to the Holderman Mennonite Church. Never visited this small town? Well spring is the perfect time for you to explore, with Crawfish festival and Biker rally, the town does not shy from celebrating its small blessings!!!

Feeling a little bit Irish??? Well you are in good company and will remain so come Friday, St. Patrick’s Day. Birmingham has you covered!!! Any plans anyone???

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With that said RedyMoney sends you off to your mid-week on a high note.

Have a RedyMonday!!!

A RedyMonday is one that sees you having the requisite inspiration and drive to achieve all your goals, step-by-step, for any given week. 

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Inspiration for this week comes from Harold Stephen and as RedyMoney encourages us all to be brave in the face of every obstacle, it goes: “There is a great difference between worry and  concern. A worried person sees a problem, and a concerned person solves a problem.”

Yes, we are still in Tax Season. RedyMoney implores with all citizens to be cautious of how you respond to prompts to pay taxes. Facts to be guided by, the IRS will not ask you to wire money. If the IRS is contacting you for the first time about owed taxes, this usually takes the form of a letter in the mail. Also, do not confirm any tax return information over the phone, if the person is not satisfied with you saying you will visit a tax service center, more than likely it is a scammer, and you are well within your right to end the call. Scamming affects thousands of Americans, increase your knowledge to decrease your likelihood of becoming a victim!!!

Stores closing down/ ceasing operations is also a part of business, knowing when to cut losses and going back to the drawing board. But what about the families that will be affected by this job cut???

All in a day in Alabama….. You have to stop and wonder, what role do I play in all that is happening around me? Am I making a good contribution or a bad one?

With all this said, RedyMoney wished you a productive, hopeful and bold week. Remember to worry less!!!!

 

Friday has never looked better!!!

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Why do we say that? When all we can hope is that your week was more productive and rewarding than not? Well: “We hope your Friday has never looked better!”. We have much in store to keep you well supplied over the weekend.

Who says Social Media is just for the lonely and those on the troll? Well Mark Zuckerberg showed them!!!  The founder of Facebook met with former death row inmate,  and this saw him apologizing to Anthony Ray Hinton for a mistake that cost the former inmate 30 years of his life…. You cannot help but consider that showing care and humanity can be done by all and must be done by all: in this, there should be no divide. RedyMoney hopes Mr. Hinton gets the requisite support to re-integrate into the society as a man with much to contribute. A billionaire has shown that it doesn’t take much to show you care and admit remorse when you find someone was wronged.

These students may have believed that no one cared enough to fund their full tuition: that would have been prior to them hearing the announcement. Such announcement can be a dream come true (literally) for thousands of students.Recent students have revealed too, that amongst the top worries of university students (and their parents, of course) is the cost for tuition. RedyMoney celebrates with these students and parents, whom have all had a major burden eased. Doesn’t it make you feel good when other persons feel good?

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we anticipate the coming of spring and of course Alabama is known for an ideal spring. Since a lot of residents and tourists hike; you can do a rewind (or even your first hike) on one of these trails: Hike to get different views of the Bald Rock Outlook via the boardwalk with access for the disabled. 

When you seem to run out of inspiration, a trek out in nature should rejuvenate you. Have an inspired weekend family!!!!