UBT Journey’s Smarter in September series is back!

August 16, 2021

It’s September; kids are heading back to school, and it’s a great month for everyone to learn something new. Well, we have just the thing! Returning to your home by popular demand is Smarter in September, the virtual series that explores a wide range of topics that we’d all like to understand a bit better.

Every Tuesday at 2 p.m. in September, we’ll come to you live via Zoom with our expert(s) of the week, offering enrichment on subjects ranging from how to (finally!) get a good night’s rest to how to avoid common estate planning pitfalls. Our presenters are great at covering all the basics — and then some — on their topic of expertise, but there’s always time for questions, and we welcome them!

Register using the links below. Sign up for as many sessions as you like — but hurry, as space is extremely limited.

Smarter Sleep Strategies

Tuesday, September 7 | 2 p.m.
Featuring Sam Dolezal, MS, MSE, CSCS — Wellness Advocate at Union Bank & Trust

Tired of tossing and turning at night? Quality sleep is crucial to our health and well-being, yet it eludes many of us. Chances are it’s a combination of factors that cause a restless night. It stands to reason, then, that several small(ish) changes might have you sleeping easy — or at least easier. Tune in as UBT’s own Sam Dolezal takes us through the reasons a good night’s sleep is important and how you can optimize your snooze.

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Smarter Meal Prep for 1 or 2

Tuesday, September 14 | 2 p.m.

Featuring Jennifer Dunavan, MS, RD, LMNT — Hy-Vee Registered Dietician

Are you feeling decidedly uninspired when it comes to meals these days? Meal prep can be a challenge when you’re flying solo or are half of a couple. From preparing too much or too little food to finding right-sized meals that sound appealing, the struggle is real. And many of us aren’t all that kicky about time in the kitchen anymore. Jennie has some solutions, so tune in as she provides inspiration on planning, shopping, and prep tips, as well as tips for diabetes-friendly cooking.

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Smarter, Safer Social Media Usage

Tuesday, September 21 | 2 p.m.

Featuring Brendon Henning, Web Marketing Strategist at UBT, and Jenna Harris, Financial Crimes Specialist at UBT

Social media is a great way to stay in touch with family, learn about community events, reach out to people from our past, and so much more. But how do we know that we’re optimizing its capabilities, and more importantly, using it safely? Tune in as two of UBT’s experts take us through a Facebook tutorial, a brief look at other social media platforms, best practices for smart social use, and current financial crimes to watch for.

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Smarter Estate Planning

Tuesday, September 28 | 2 p.m.

Featuring Leslie Gibbens, CCTS, CTFA, Vice President & Trust Services Advisor at UBT, and Doug Koenig, CTFA, Vice President & Trust Services Advisor

Estate planning can be at the forefront of our minds in these challenging times. Beyond avoiding taxes and legal tie-ups and ensuring your funds are bequeathed as you wish, an estate plan appoints the right people to take care of your kids and even you if you're incapacitated. In this dynamic, informative session, Leslie and Doug will answer common questions (and some you might not think to ask) and cover the importance of developing a solid, proactive estate plan.

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