Affinity Plus Blog

Entries for July 2011

If You're Starving, You Need More Than Just a Crust of Bread

July 28, 2011

With over 22,000 individuals out of work recently, it was interesting to compare the responses by local businesses, in particular financial organizations, to the state shutdown. For example, one big bank appeared to be SO generous to offer the chance to skip one month of a payment on a loan (if you qualified). Is this a case of the Stockholm Syndrome that we mention in our Manifesto – they give us anything, and we’re happy; just like getting a crust of bread when you’re starving, versus a feast?
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Is Hospitality Dead?

July 12, 2011

Hospitality is an art. It is the ability to intuitively understand and anticipate the needs of another person, then acting to fulfill those needs or desires. Practitioners of this art are delighted to give a gift, without thought or expectation of return. Affinity Plus is founded on this human connection. One example is our pro-active response to helping State of Minnesota employees during the state government shut down. Anticipating the needs of one member or 10,000 is part of what demonstrates that hospitality is not dead at Affinity Plus, it's just hard to find everywhere else.
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The Biweekly Payment: Is it a scam or a deal?

July 07, 2011

Just type “biweekly payments” into Google and you’ll be inundated with links to blogs and personal stories about all the scams and misleading options that exist today. You may be left skeptical about whether or not a biweekly payment could really help you save. Learn the truth and explore a new way to save yourself hundreds if not thousands of dollars over the life of your loans.   Read More...

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