Now We Rebuild
Hurricane Ida was the fourth strongest hurricane in American history. Fortunately, the investment in levees spared most but not all of the metro area from flooding. The problem with building levees is that storm surge must go somewhere. When the Laplace section of levees is complete, the Mandeville lakefront will be vulnerable leading to more north shore flooding. The next area that will be vulnerable to flooding can be predicted by monitoring the progress of levee construction. This makes flood insurance even more important because areas that have never flooded will be more vulnerable in the future.
Temporary Lobby Set Up at Veterans Location
Due to construction at our Veterans Branch at 1825 Veterans Blvd.. our lobby is moving next door to 1817 Veterans Blvd. The hours are Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm. Drive-thru services will take place at 1825 Veterans Blvd. The drive-thru hours are Monday-Thursday 9 am to 4 pm, Friday 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday 9 am to 12 pm.
Let's Talk: Spending
Money is a touchy subject. Regardless of income, most people will avoid talking about how they struggle with spending money. Consequently, money is known to damage relationships, cause anxiety, and reveal insecurities.
How can you help in Hurricane Ida recovery?
Second Harvest Food Bank: Our local food bank is focused on disaster recovery, food insecurity and vulnerable populations. They will be hosting a drive that will collect food and supplies from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily from September 3- 17. Deliveries should be made to 215 Pinhook Road, Lafayette, Louisiana. Monetary donations are also welcome here: Hurricane Ida Response - Second Harvest Community Food Bank
43 Million Americans
Forty-three million Americans are in student debt and owe $1.6 trillion dollars collectively as of March 31, 2021.^ As tuition continues to rise, students are spending more than ever on higher education. While some students know and understand the costs, others blindly borrow without a plan. Nevertheless, a financial plan for education can help you become successful. So where should you start?