Okay, we’ve got it: Not “What’s wrong with you?” but “What happened to you?” That explosive outburst? The child who cannot concentrate at school? The domestic violence survivor who is in a constant state of hyper-vigilance? Yes, most of us in family services are now able to recognize trauma-symptoms and respond with empathy… most of the time But what does it mean to be truly trauma-informed? For a start, it means that we have patience with others and ourselves as we seek to acquire the skills and attitudes of a trauma-informed practice. Calling out other people for being judgmental? Yes, this and many other ironies litter the path of learning this new language because we just so enjoy being right! It is easy to become smug or ‘preachy’ when we have all these…
Understanding What a “Piggyback” Mortgage Loan Is and How It Works
As a potential homebuyer who is new to the market, many of the terms and mortgage products available to you can be more than a little confusing. Piggyback loans might be a little less familiar than…
Surgeon jumps from bridge after divorce from TV personality wife
A top local surgeon and the ex-husband of ABC News’ chief women’s health correspondent killed himself by leaping off the George Washington Bridge, it was reported Sunday. Dr. Robert Ash…
7 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Mortgage
Getting ready to buy your first home? This is an exciting time, but it can also be an overwhelming one. Even though taking out a mortgage on a home is something that you probably...
Mortgage Rates, Mortgage News and Strategy : The Mortgage Reports
Homebuying tips: How to choose your next neighborhood. New and old school search methods to check out your next location.
Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Dairy Farms?
Pause a moment to take our quiz to find out how much you know about dairy farms.
What credit union core processors won't tell you
We talk a good deal about trust when it comes to credit unions. For example, in the article Credit Union’s Emphasis on Trust Holds True, we identified that trust in credit unions among their members is 60%, compared to 30% customers’ trust in big banks. Likewise, credit union executives consistently rank trust as the top priority in vendor …
That's What Happens When You Bring a Gun to a Snake Fight
Don’t worry, honey, I’ll take care of that snake for you. . . Oh (explicit!!!) This funny clip shows what happens when A: you mess with snakes, and B: you’re not a very good shot. Before you try to pull off a stunt like this, make sure you at least hit the range first. Folks …
Your Travel Center
Welcome Metro Credit Union Members Your Travel Center (formerly Travel Leaders) is proud to provide Metro Credit Union members assistance with vacations, honeymoons, destination weddings, weekend getaways, family reunion trips as well as air, car and hotel reservations Whether you are looking to redeem Metro Rewards points or just get a great deal on a fabulous trip, you will find the consultants at Your Travel Center to be your perfect advisors. Your Travel Center is an established Omaha business with roots tracing back to 1906. Our consultants live and work in the same community as you which ensures that they understand the issues that are important to you. Your Travel Center’s staff is ready to assist you with all of your travel needs, so call, stop in (NW corner of 84th & Center…
Savings Tips for Children
April 24th is National Teach Children to Save Day. We have employees going to local schools to teach children the importance of saving. Anytime is the right time to begin teaching children about mo…