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CAGNO Brings Wellness-Focused Cancer Survivorship Programs to Washington Parish

At some point in life, nearly everyone will be touched by a cancer diagnosis - be it personal or of someone you love. 

In Louisiana, the chances are even higher. Cancer is the second leading cause of death in our state, and cancer incidents and mortality rates among men and women are worse than the national average for all cancers combined.

Finance 101: How to Choose the Best Banking Products for You

Did you learn the difference between banks and credit unions in school? What about pitfalls of payday loans? 

Many individuals lack a basic knowledge of how to plan, save, and invest – making it hard for them to build wealth and secure their financial future.

We know that financial hardship is a widespread issue in our region. Data from the latest United Way ALICE Report shows nearly 1 in 2 households in Southeast Louisiana is in poverty or living paycheck to paycheck.

United Way to offer free financial education classes in April

Sessions will arm participants with skills and knowledge to achieve financial stability 

NEW ORLEANS – United Way of Southeast Louisiana will host a series of public financial education classes on four Tuesdays in April in honor of Financial Capability Month. 

Sessions led by expert financial capability specialists will cover three topics including money management basics, the ins and outs of credit, and safe banking with reputable financial institutions and reliable financial products. 


Orleans Parish Long-Term Recovery Group celebrated rebuilding successes two years after N.O. East tornado

More than $2.9 million in impact generated under “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” initiative

NEW ORLEANS – Community leaders and representatives of the Orleans Parish Long-Term Recovery Group (LTRO) gathered Tuesday to mark the second anniversary of the New Orleans East tornado and celebrate the successes under the “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” recovery initiative.


Tax Refunds: It’s Worth the Wait

If you are like most consumers, tax time couldn’t come soon enough. After the grueling expenses of the holiday season, long overdue car repairs, and much-needed summer vacations, consumers are anxious to file their taxes - especially if they expect a refund. 

By now, you have probably seen and heard many commercials advertising Refund Anticipation Loans (RAL) and Refund Anticipation Checks (RAC). These ads tempt with the promise of same-day cash refunds in eye-popping amounts. If you are debating using one of these “convenient” loans, here is what you need to know.