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Hope for a Home: A Day With Humble Design

May 24, 2017


Home. It's a place many of us take for granted and a spot whose meaning we don't always understand until our situation changes. It's hard to say exactly what defines a home besides four walls and a roof because of the complicated emotions we attached to this singular place. A big part of any home, however, is represented by love, comfort, fond memories, and security. And it's these feelings that the folks at Humble Design hope to restore as they furnish and recreate homes for families in need.

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Topics: Giving Back, community partners

When Is It a Good Idea To Buy Or Lease a Car?

May 12, 2017


It's fun to find a new car and take it for a test drive, but before you drive away you have to decide if you're going to buy or lease. Knowing the difference between buying and leasing a new car can help you find a vehicle you love within your budget. Learn a little more before you head to your local auto dealership to take some of the pressure out of the decision-making process.
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Topics: Budgeting, Buying a Car

6 Smart Things To Do Before Buying Your Next Car

May 01, 2017

Your car plays a big role in your family vacations, epic road trips, and daily life. In a way, your vehicle serves as a symbol of where you are in life. So buying the right car is a big choice, whether you're going through a major lifestyle change or you just want an upgrade. It's important to do a little prep work before you start shopping.

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Topics: Savings Tips, Budgeting, Buying a Car

How to Save Like an Adult in 7 Easy Steps

March 30, 2017


Welcome to adulthood! That may be the most terrifying sentence you'll ever hear (besides the dreaded 'We need to talk'). Being an adult isn't easy and the responsibilities that come along with this independence is enough to make you wonder why you were so excited to grow up in the first place.

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Topics: Savings Tips, Credit scores, Budgeting

A Big Win for Two Members

January 26, 2017

It's not every day that you get to go to work knowing that you're about to change the lives of two people. On Tuesday, January 24, we celebrated a life-changing moment for two Lake Trust members, Robin and Tiffany, when we presented them with $150,000 and $50,000, respectively.

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Topics: Community Events, Member stories, Giving Back

The Faces of Lake Trust: AJ

December 26, 2016


Face each day head on and with an open mind. This is the internal dialogue that Adam, or AJ as he's more popularly known, considers before beginning his day as the Facilities Coordinator at Lake Trust HQ. As an enthusiastic learner, he takes every opportunity he can to absorb new knowledge from his peers. This love of learning makes him resilient to the challenges he faces at work and at his side hustle as a custom woodworker.

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Topics: Lake Trust Employees, Be Yourself

6 Big Ideas to Give Back When You're Broke

December 15, 2016


We all want to do our part to make the world a better place. No one wants to be a Scrooge, but it seems like there are people everywhere asking for donations. So it feels like a big punch in the gut when you have to say 'no' because you're strapped for cash. The good news is that there are still plenty of ways to give back without giving up on your budget. 

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Topics: Giving Back, Budgeting

Spreading the Love on Giving Tuesday

November 30, 2016


Battling crowds on Black Friday. Finding unique gifts on Small Business Saturday. Hunting for bargains on Cyber Monday. There's nothing relaxing about Thanksgiving weekend and spending all of that money can leave even the happiest of souls feeling disheartened. To boost your spirits and to support some great causes in our state, we decided to use all of that shopping power for good this year.

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Topics: Foundation, Giving Back

The Chance of a Lifetime

November 29, 2016


Everyone should have the opportunity to act out their passions and do good in the world by sharing those passions. That's why we take the idea of community very seriously here. So when we heard that a local high school marching band was honored with a once-in-a-lifetime chance, we felt compelled to help make this rare opportunity a reality. 

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Topics: Giving Back

Doing Well by Doing Good: G2G Summit

October 17, 2016


This year at G2G Summit, our annual all-staff day at HQ, we explored the theme of social purpose and took an in-depth look at why we work each day. To give us a better idea of what it means to do well by doing good, we asked a few incredible people to talk to us about the unconventional ways they've found to give back. We hope you're as inspired by their stories as we were.

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Topics: Lake Trust HQ, Lake Trust Employees