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When the Call Came

When the Call Came

In 1981, at just 17 years old, I decided I wanted to go into the Army National Guard Military Police Unit located in my hometown. I remember going to my parents and telling them I wanted to join and serve my country. My father, a Korean War veteran, was very proud  I decided to take control of my life and was honored that I wanted to follow in his footsteps and join the Army. Both of my parents had to sign for me to go because I had not turned 18 years old yet.  The training and discipline instilled in me at …

Leaders Making History: Laura Quezada- Seargeant

Leaders Making History: Laura Quezada- Seargeant

You may not work directly with Laura Quezada- Seargeant on a daily basis, but you know the name. Laura and her team have an unmatched work ethic and a winning mentality. The Dallas Cowboys fan and hula hoop enthusiast inspires our ACV Desk agents by taking the lead in various Company initiatives, from canned food drives to performance-based contests. It’s no wonder why she has topped many of the leaderboards at TMX Finance® Family of Companies since starting as a District Director of Operations in Training. “I came in as a DDOIT (District Director of Operations in Training) and remember …

The Importance of Celebrating Heritage and Continuing Traditions

The Importance of Celebrating Heritage and Continuing Traditions

One thing that I always try to teach my children is that although we are American, understanding our heritage gives us an idea of how our ancestors lived and how and why our traditions came to be. I believe it is very important to learn our culture and where we came from, especially from a familial perspective. Understanding where we came from allows us to share how things came to be–through necessity or through old traditions and beliefs. I learned at an early age to participate in cultural activities because it creates a bond that we all share. Here are …

Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. Join us in the cause to help men and women by making yourself aware and sharing the potential symptoms, risk factors, and preventions! Signs and systems of breast cancer include: A breast lump or thickening that feels different from the surrounding tissue Change in the size, shape, or appearance of a breast Changes to the skin over the breast, such as dimpling A newly inverted nipple Peeling, scaling, crusting, or flaking of the pigmented area of skin surrounding the nipple or breast skin Redness or …

Food That Feels Like Home

Food That Feels Like Home

You can’t talk about Peru without talking about our food. Recognized as one of the best gastronomic destinations in the world, our cuisine has contributed to the growth of social development in our country in the last decades. In the last few years, world known chefs, award winning restaurants, hundreds of community events, new cooking schools, and a whole new perception on how our food represents our culture have been created. Our cooking scene is one that is constantly evolving, while always maintaining the traditional flavors and ingredients. Chefs have brought to our attention the faces of every person involved …

The Amazing Country of Chile

The Amazing Country of Chile

This month is Hispanic heritage month and I‘d like to talk about the amazing country my family is from, Chile. Chile is located between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. It’s the long strip that borders “The strait of Magellan” on one end and the Andes Mountains on the other in South America. Culture In the arts world, Chile is known for its incredible literary tradition. Some of the world’s most widely acclaimed poets came from Chile, including Nobel Prize winners Gabriela Mistral and Pablo Neruda. The poetry scene in Chile is also a major venue for Mapuche artists, who often work …

Leaders Making History: Nicolas Rodriguez, Regional Vice President

Leaders Making History: Nicolas Rodriguez, Regional Vice President

Nicolas Rodriguez always imagined he would grow up to help others. Although his father’s goal was to have him take on the family strawberry farm, Rodriguez wanted to hold his own career in business and leadership. He was able to do just that. When Rodriguez joined the Company over five years ago, he assisted in opening new stores in our fast-growing California market. “I found TitleMax through LinkedIn and applied while I was still working in Mexico. Things didn’t work out because I wanted to be in California. When I came back to the states, I reconnected with the recruiter, …

Food and Family: The Cornerstone of Our Traditions

Food and Family: The Cornerstone of Our Traditions

I have always believed the true sign of a wealthy person is not how large their bank account is, but by the amount of love one has with their family and friends. I come from a proud Hispanic family. My parents worked very hard to ensure that my siblings and I never went without. More importantly, they made sure that we always bonded in making life long memories with each other. I have three brothers and two sisters spread across the state of Texas. Our lives can get pretty busy with everything we have going on– from school, work, and …

TMX Finance® Family of Companies Earns 2020 Top Military Friendly® Employer Designation

TMX Finance® Family of Companies Earns 2020 Top Military Friendly® Employer Designation

The TMX Finance® Family of Companies announced today that it has earned recognition as a 2020 Top Military Friendly® Employer. Companies that have earned this designation are deemed to have exceptionally strong hiring programs and meaningful careers for transitioning service members, veterans, and spouses. The Military Friendly® Employers list has come to set the standard for organizations to provide the best opportunities for veterans and their spouses. Institutions earning the Top Military Friendly® Employer designation were evaluated using both public data sources, input from employed veterans, and responses from a proprietary survey taken by over 8,800 institutions. Otto Bielss, president …

From One Working Mom: Achieving Work-Life Balance

From One Working Mom: Achieving Work-Life Balance

Balance: an even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady. With more and more moms in the workforce, there is naturally a ton of buzz around attaining the seemingly impossible notion of a work-life balance. I am one of those moms. A working mom to two sweet boys, an almost 3-year-old toddler, Jackson, and an 8-month-old tornado, Rhett. Managing the workload of a career, family responsibilities, friendships, and carving out time for my own self-interests can be at times… daunting. Although this sort of juggling act requires energy, time, dedication, and attention, it’s important to …

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