Lori Bahnmueller's blog

How banks and credit unions can connect with Gen We.

Just because a kid has a bank account, it doesn’t mean she knows how to manage it. A recent report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) suggests that many teens aren’t financially literate. The findings , released...Read more

Women choose strong over skinny.

My college-aged nieces regularly post goofy selfies. Some might say unflattering. Eyes crossed, hair wild, tongues lolling. Anything goes. Their friends respond in kind. #photoshopmenot. We celebrated friend’s birthday recently with a rock climbing trip. It was his 16-year-old daughter’s...Read more

Moms use social media to talk health coverage.

Moms are to Facebook what tweens are to Instagram. It’s where she finds advice, attention and, most importantly, an audience. Torn between two brands? Post it. Kid matriculated to middle school? Share it. Fear of losing coverage for your child’s...Read more

How to find a rainbow at the end of a troll storm.

"That's 2017." This from my 14-year-old daughter, Sofia, in response to my confusion over trolls who litter the Money Diaries website. Launched in 2016, Money Diaries is a website featuring more than 100 diaries from women who chronicle their spending...Read more

Money Diaries is the Millennial woman's Bridget Jones.

I wonder what’s in her wallet? That’s the gist “ Money Diaries ” at Refinery29, a New York-based website that publishes the daily personal financial decisions of Millennial women. Think Bridget Jones Diaries for the gal who cares more...Read more

Marketing Statement - Second Quarter 2017

Want to build your Millennial market share? Stop thinking like a Boomer. Sure they may get a little monthly stipend from mom and dad, but that in no way implies that they bank like their parents. They're using utility bill...Read more

When agency work feels more like a mission.

Making a difference. It’s a powerful motivator. Positive change is the primary goal of most of our clients—whether encouraging healthier behaviors, job growth, financial literacy, sustainable communities, and more. It’s the kind of work that feels more like a mission...Read more

African Americans and banks: It's complicated.

Unbanked. It’s how financial institutions refer to consumers who have no checking or savings account. Those who have an account and interact with payday lenders and other alternative financial services are called “underbanked.” There’s lots of research connecting unbanked and...Read more

Grocers are poised for Facebook greatness.

Some brands struggle to find purpose on social media. For lack of relatable brand content, they resort to posting random memes, celebrating obscure holidays and sharing inspirational quotes. It can be painful to watch. They must envy grocers. Most community...Read more

Millennials find clever ways to finance life.

Young, cash-strapped Millennials are leaning on their parents for help today. Still they’re not letting old-fashioned barriers like credit scores stand in the way of big purchases. Meanwhile, their affluent counterparts are using robo-advisers to build their next eggs. Millennials...Read more

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