PFE Blog

April 10, 2023

Move Your Money: Beyond Banking

Welcome to the third annual Move Your Money month! If you’ve been following People First Economy for the last few years, then you may recall that every April, during Financial Literacy Month, we uplift the…
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April 26, 2022

Spring into Habits that Put People First

Raise your hand if you love Spring! The smell of dirt and thunderstorms. Sitting outside on the first 60-degree day. Leaving the puffy coat at home. It’s a time of emergence and renewed energy. Sunny…
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April 18, 2022

Behind the Scenes with Kory Brown, LMCU Commercial Lender

Move Your Money relaunched during Financial Literacy Month! Throughout April, financial institutions, nonprofits and human service agencies all ramp up their support so that individuals, communities and businesses alike may evaluate and seek to improve…
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January 3, 2022

6 Ways to Build Local & Sustainable Habits

If you've been following the Local First program for a while, you know we're all about creating opportunities to support local and amplify our membership base. It's these businesses that keep our money close to…
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September 28, 2021

Lake Michigan Credit Union Puts People First

Local banks and credit unions are part of a toolkit of sustainable solutions that drive change in our place-based economies. To dig deeper, Local First connected with Lake Michigan Credit Union earlier this month in…
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August 30, 2021

Move Your Money… it’s good for Michigan!

There’s no denying we need financial systems to keep the world goin’ round. Access to capital supports the growth of resilient, placed-based economies. Ideally, these economies meet our basic needs, build wealth and social capital,…
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