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Keeping a stash of face masks in the car is a concept that last-August me would have found ridiculous. Last-August me was focused on the NCUA’s new Chairman Rodney Hood and his ideas on financial inclusion. Last-August me did a deep dive on the state of financial education of kids in school. Last-August me was living out of a backpack at my parents’. This-August me is just hoping Major League Baseball can pull off a shortened 60-game season. We’re just over a week into the season and it’s already not looking very promising. Postponed games due to players testing positive for COVID-19 and even line-up cards have some position players listed as “to be announced.”

Action and inaction have played a big role in our lives this year. I’d like to take some time to recognize those who’ve taken action to find solutions, despite the odds and despite the challenges. Those people who push us forward, despite the overwhelming nature of this year – the year of “to be announced.”

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