10 May Asking For Help
Asking for Help
To ask or not to ask?! Asking for help is not always easy. It can be embarrassing, intimidating or even irritating for us to need to ask for help. Especially when it comes to money matters. We often wrestle and debate with ourselves over whether we can come up with the solution on our own, just so we don’t have to ask for help. It’s okay. Just ask!
All throughout my life I’ve been told, “there is no such thing as a stupid question” and “the only stupid question is the question never asked”. Both phrases suggest that the quest for knowledge requires asking questions. We should not be afraid to ask questions. It is better to ask than to pretend we already know what we don’t.
I have been in banking since I was 19 years old. I have worked with all types of people —– nurses, doctors, production line workers, teachers, home makers, business owners, teens, young families and retirees. These people all have something in common. They all have questions about their money! At Consumers Credit Union, we are your financial experts. We are here to help you and to answer your questions.
The first step is to write your questions down. This will help you prepare your thoughts for your conversation. Plus, putting your questions in writing is a great tool to make sure that you don’t forget an important one in the heat of the moment. Next, call and schedule a time to meet with your expert. You don’t need to share every detail when you are scheduling the meeting, just have a general topic in mind. Finally, show-up and have open dialogue. 3 steps–it’s that easy.
I meet with people who have questions about budgeting (that is one of my favorite topics), how to get ready to buy a house, how payments on a car loan are applied to principle and interest, how to improve dinged credit, what affects your credit score, how to stop collections calls, when to start planning for retirement, and the list goes on and on. Stop by and ask us your questions!
The questions we don’t ask, the questions we are afraid to ask, the questions we are forced
to ask … change our lives. We all deserve to grow. We all deserve to learn. We all deserve to ask questions.
Come in and visit us at
Consumers Credit Union
12705 Riley Street and
1037 Washington Ave in Holland
We are here to answer your questions!