Millennials face tough times

first_imgAttracting and retaining millennials— those ages 18 to 34—is critically important to credit unions. Young members, in part because they’ve historically been heavy borrowers, are the lifeblood of a healthy, vibrant cooperative finance sector.But young people face some especially important challenges in what has been a comparatively weak economic recovery. That makes engagement more difficult—but also more important than ever.For evidence of the challenges one need look no further than the jobs picture. While top-line metrics clearly show significant U.S. labor market improvements, various ancillary measures continue to raise important concerns.The current 5.4% national unemployment rate is nearly a point lower than year-ago readings, is well below the 10% cyclical high, and is nearing the prerecession level of 5%. continue reading » 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Everton star Richarlison pays for Brazilian girl’s travel so she can make her football…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Instagram(@anadoskim)/Sky SportsAdvertisement Everton forward Richarlison has recently pulled of a goodwill gesture as he funded the travelling fare for a young Brazilian female footballer named Ana Debora, who is on her way to Rio de Janeiro.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Instagram(@anadoskim)/Sky SportsThe 18 year old, who hails from the State of Espirito Santo, also home to Richarlison- has been selected for a trial with the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A side CR Vasco da Gama, but was not economically strong enough to afford a trip to the Estádio São Januário in Rio.She seeked help on her social media to help fulfipp her dreams of stepping into professional football.Advertisement Fortunately, her fellow countryman from the English Premier League has helped her dream become a reality.Ana spoke to Brazillian outlet Gazeta Online: “When I got the first message, I really didn’t believe it was him.”Advertisement “By the time I entered the profile and saw that it was Richarlison, I cried a lot. It was very exciting because I remembered everything we go through to be a football player.” she added.Richarlison is known for his good deeds off the pitch- previously funding a school £10,000 and food collection for the downtrodden of Nova Venécia.The 22 year old, who joined The Toffees from Watford back in 2018, has scored 15 goals in 39 appearances for Marco Silva’s side, who are facing Sheffield United tomorrow. Advertisementlast_img read more