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Financial and Lifestyle Resources for Vermont


In the VSECU Blog you'll find financial and lifestyle resources to help empower possibilities for your personal success.

Talithia Bonner

Hello, my name is Talithia Bonner. I have a background in psychology and as a result I have found my passion in getting to know people and love when I can genuinely be of assistance. I enjoy reading and being at the beach. When I am not at work I am usually with my family.

By: Talithia Bonner

June 30th, 2021

Breaking Generational Curses

Learn Something New

At what point do you decide that the life skills you’ve been taught simply are not enough? At what point is “doing what mom and dad are doing” not enough? Many have been blessed with guidance and amazing lessons from their parents, which they hope to pass down to their own children someday, but can those lessons be deemed harmful?

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By: Talithia Bonner

May 18th, 2021

How to Start a Business: Some Initial Steps and Advice

Business Development

Marc Anthony once said, “If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.” When you choose something you love, you are willing to pull out all the stops to make sure it is successful and enjoy every moment of it.

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By: Talithia Bonner

January 14th, 2021

How to Pay off Debt after the Holidays

Credit and Debt | Saving and Budgeting

Now that the holidays are over and you’re left cleaning up from all the fun and catching up with those who couldn't visit, you may be wondering how you can decrease the debt you’ve acquired over the holidays. Debt is an age-old problem, but fortunately there are solutions to help you recover and pay off debt after the holiday. 

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By: Talithia Bonner

October 6th, 2020

How to Use Simple Technology to Save Time & Money

Youth and Finances | Saving and Budgeting | Learn Something New

Growing up, I was given a register to keep track of my checking and savings accounts. As time moved on and technology advanced, I began relying on online resources to do my banking and manage my accounts. Using online tools to help me track my finances has saved me a lot of time and money over the years, and now that I work at a financial institution, I have fine-tuned my habits to save even more. So, how can simple technology save you time and money? Here are some ideas...

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6 Tips for Improving Your Credit Score

Cultivate and Maintain an Excellent Credit Score

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By: Talithia Bonner

June 8th, 2020

Living through the Pandemic: Personal Stories


It’s 2020 and we are living through a pandemic. We have seen grocery stores with empty shelves due to panic buying, been directed to walk one way down aisles to avoid infection, washed our hands multiple times a day for twenty seconds to kill the virus, struggled to find toilet paper and hand sanitizer (again, due to panic buying), isolated ourselves, maintained physical distance from others in social situations, and donned masks when we entered public spaces.

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By: Talithia Bonner

February 19th, 2020

Black History Month: Lessons from Maya Angelou

Learn Something New | Lifestyle

February is Black History Month—a time to recognize the role that African American people have had in U.S. history. In celebration, I would like to bring attention to one of the most influential African American women in U.S. history—my favorite author and poet Ms. Maya Angelou.

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