TCU Talks

A Podcast from Teachers Credit Union

On TCU Talks you’ll hear financial tips and tricks from financial experts, as well as personal stories and advice on a variety of financial topics.

Featured Episodes

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

In our first featured episode, host Jacquelyn Burns-Rucker speaks to Melissa Diaz-Rosario, TCU's Service Center Manager in Whiting, IN, about growing up as a first-generation Hispanic American, coming to work for TCU and serving members of the Hispanic community in Whiting. Read Transcript

Part 2 features Angie Salazar, Manager at TCU's St. John Service Center, and Veronica Simms, Assistant Manager for TCU's Valparaiso Service Center on Roosevelt Road. They speak with Jackie about how Hispanic Heritage Month at times is narrowly defined to mean people of Mexican heritage, when in fact it embraces a wide diversity of cultures across the western hemisphere. Read Transcript

For many, the pandemic has supercharged financial stress. This first episode features TCU's Director of Financial Wellness and Wellbeing Jeff Sobieralski discussing how to manage your money to build financial security, even during challenging economic times like we're facing now.

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The pandemic has created widespread economic challenges that can be disastrous for retirement plans. Waylon Peterson, TCU President of Investment Services discusses how to approach retirement savings amid the current volatility.

TCU Investment Services Professionals are registered representatives of CUNA Brokerage Services, Inc. Securities sold, advisory services offered through CUNA Brokerage Services, Inc. (CBSI), member FINRA/SIPC, a registered broker/dealer and investment advisor, which is not an affiliate of the credit union. CBSI is under contract with the financial institution to make securities available to members. Not NCUA/NCUSIF/FDIC insured, May Lose Value, No Financial Institution Guarantee. Not a deposit of any Financial Institution.

Jeff Sobieralski, TCU’s Director of Financial Wellness and Wellbeing, discusses how to help your kids develop good habits to keep them financially fit for life. Listen for some easy ways to introduce finance to your children so they develop a healthy relationship with money.

Nicole Alcorn, TCU’s Chief Member Experience Officer, says great financial tools and products are just the beginning. At TCU, we get to know our members, tailoring solutions to their individual needs. We’re here to help — to treat you like we would want to be treated. That’s the bottom line of Better Banking.

Our latest TCU Talks podcast is timely for Cybersecurity Awareness Month! TCU’s cybersecurity expert Kevin Holleran offers tips to help us all stay safe online. Hear why it’s a good idea to use one device for online banking and another to browse the internet, and why you should be using spaces in your passwords.

Steering a small business through today’s uncharted territory is complex. In the latest episode of TCU TALKS, Commercial Loan Officer Pat McGinley shares how business owners can protect their companies.

This holiday season will be unlike any we’ve experienced. With financial uncertainty and limitations to traditional gatherings because of COVID, TCU Area Manager Joshua Lloyd joined TCU TALKS to provide tips on navigating the holidays during the pandemic.

Jackie Rucker is TCU’s first Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. In this episode of TCU Talks, Rucker shares how she’s helping TCU ensure that Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are not buzzwords — but a way of life in the workplace and in how members are served.

What's your net worth — and why does it matter? Area Manager Adam Young joins TCU Talks to explain the importance of this metric and how understanding it can be a step on the path to financial security.

What is Juneteenth and its historical significance? Listen in on this discussion with Richard Pierce, Ph.D., an Associate Professor of History and Co-Director of the AnBryce Scholars Initiative at the University of Notre Dame. 

Jackie does an interview with Blake Gilley, Area Service Manager for TCU's New Albany, IN branch about the importance of recognizing Pride Month in the workplace. 

Financial Wellness - Introduction

Host Jacquelyn Burns-Rucker speaks to TCU's Adam Young and Jeff Sobieralski about socioeconomic diversity.

Part 1: Understanding the Current Housing Market

TCU's VP of Mortgage Lending Ryan Woodruff provides some insight for people looking to buy a home in the current housing market.

Part 2: Understanding Mortgage Financing in the Current Housing Market

Ryan Woodruff, TCU's VP of Mortgage Lending, continues his discussion with Jackie Burns-Rucker, Director of Diversity Equity and Inclusion, on what to expect when buying a home in today's market.

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