Watching and participating in the conversation, we saw a need early on to give people the opportunity to advertise their skills or better yet, look to hire someone
San Antonio, TX (Vocus) July 29, 2009
Dealing with credit card debt? Considering a house or refinance a mortgage? Preparing for retirement in a down economy? Is "cash for clunkers" for you? Looking for work?
Visitors to http://www.whatsonyourmind.com (sponsored by USAA) are dealing with these issues and many more on USAA's first-ever conversation site. Other features include social media integration, job search support, and opinion through authorized USAA guests and bloggers.
The site allows Facebook users (including the 25,000 USAA fans) to seamlessly float between the two sites with one log-on via Facebook Connect. More importantly, http://www.whatsonyourmind.com, provides USAA's approximately 7 million members a place to discuss the financial issues of the day; including unemployment.
"Watching and participating in the conversation, we saw a need early on to give people the opportunity to advertise their skills or better yet, look to hire someone," John Hancock, USAA conversationalist, said. "There is a common bond among our membership and there has been some feedback that if they needed to hire someone, they'd prefer to do it with someone who they have a shared experience with."
Familiar faces on http://www.whatsonyourmind.com include June Walbert and J.J. Montanaro, financial planners with USAA, and Beth Wilson, a Navy spouse and syndicated blogger. More guest bloggers are being added.
"We are truly stronger together," Hancock said. "We are all dealing with aspects of today's economy and no one should ever feel they are alone regarding their finances."
USAA, a diversified financial services group of companies, is among the leading providers of financial planning, insurance, investments, and banking products to members of the U.S. military and their families. For the past three years, BusinessWeek magazine ranked USAA among the top two "Customer Service Champs," highlighting our legendary commitment of providing highly competitive financial products for 6.8 million members. For more information about USAA, or to learn more about membership, visit usaa.com.