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2017 Living Wage Study Press Conference

Join Alternatives Federal Credit Union for the announcement of our 2017 Living Wage Study, including a panel discussion and refreshments at The Space @ Greenstar!

The panel, moderated by Karl Graham, Director of Community Relations and Development at Alternatives, will include: 
  • Eric Levine, Acting CEO, General Counsel Alternatives FCU
  • Megan Ward, A Living Wage employee 
  • Pete Meyers, Tompkins County Workers Center 
  • Beth Meyers, Just Consulting, LLC
  • Deb Dietrich, ED of OAR (a small not for profit that works with formerly incarcerated people) a Certified Living Wage Employer

We hope you'll join us for this announcement, which has a significant impact on many different businesses and individuals throughout the Ithaca community.

Alternatives released the first Living Wage Study in 1994 and has updated the study biennially. The study was originally done for internal use by Alternatives, but its release to the public was encouraged by Alternatives’ Board of Directors. It has stimulated important discussion about the meaning of earning a Living Wage and provided a benchmark for others in the county to use.

For more information, contact: kgraham@alternatives.org


We are hiring!!!

We have the following opportunities available.

Business Consultant and Trainer
Mortgage Loan Underwriter

To learn more and to apply, visit: http://www.alternatives.org/employment.html

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My IDA [Individual Development Account] experience was just incredible. I saved a few bucks every week and after a year, I had a savings account with $3,000 in it! And I'm glad that the MoneyWise class was required, because it really helped me develop a healthier relationship with money. So many of the skills I learned in class seemed so obvious, but I never thought/knew how to do them until we went over them in class. For example, tracking my spending made a HUGE difference in how I now spend money. Also, the exercises in the beginning when we explored our relationships with money - I discovered I'm a carefree, spirited, impulsive spender. It helps to put a name on things.

After accruing thousands of dollars in debt from student loans from when I was an undergraduate, I was determined to do all I could to stay out of debt for when I continued my education. The IDA really helped. I feel so much better prepared to build equity and save for my future. Thanks, Alternatives!


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