Rural vs. Urban Traveling: What’s Right For You?

Katie Kuchta is a writer, yoga and wellness guru, and self-proclaimed foodie. Aspiring to have the means to travel more is where her money saving tips and minimalistic lifestyle come in handy. In her spare time she can often be found cooking in the kitchen or on the hunt for the best tacos in Texas, follow her on Instagram. We’ve teamed up with her to share her tips on how to save and make your dollar stretch! Your experience ...

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How to Travel the world with Only a Carry on

Dear Alyne is a World Citizen and has been to 72 countries around over the Globe. She is a WU customer and guest blogger who we’ve teamed up with. Follow along with her adventures, here: https://www.instagram.com/dearalyne/    Oh man. We’ve all been there. At the airport. Unloading the car, dragging our heavy suitcases to find the right counter, getting the surprise “your bag will cost $50 to check!” message from the smiling desk agent, and wondering if ...

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Now I Know I Can Be A Politician

Women Political Leaders (WPL), a global network of female politicians, teamed up with Western Union, a leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement, to encourage more girls to get involved in politics, with the goal of increasing female representation in political and governmental roles and driving greater diversity of thinking in policy making and governance. Emma Young is one of just 20 women selected by G(irls)20 — an organization that places girls and women at the center of the G20 economic decision-making ...

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Affordable Travel Spots in America

Katie Kuchta is a writer, yoga and wellness guru, and self-proclaimed foodie. Aspiring to have the means to travel more is where her money saving tips and minimalistic lifestyle come in handy. In her spare time she can often be found cooking in the kitchen or on the hunt for the best tacos in Texas, follow her on Instagram. We’ve teamed up with her to share her tips on how to save and make your dollar stretch! Traveling in ...

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The Rise of Medical Tourism

Dear Alyne is a World Citizen and has been to 72 countries around over the Globe. She is a WU customer and guest blogger who we’ve teamed up with. Follow along with her adventures, here: https://www.instagram.com/dearalyne/    Around the world, medical prices are climbing higher and higher, and in my home country, the United States, if you don’t have insurance, a simple procedure can wipe out all of your savings. And when I got a terrible ...

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Let’s Partner To Connect Girls To A More Prosperous Future

Women Political Leaders (WPL), a global network of female politicians, teamed up with Western Union, a leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement, to encourage more girls to get involved in politics, with the goal of increasing female representation in political and governmental roles and driving greater diversity of thinking in policy making and governance. Lungelwa Goje was one of 20 women selected by G(irls)20 — an organization that places girls and women at the center of the G20 economic decision-making process — ...

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Architects for Change

Women Political Leaders (WPL), a global network of female politicians, teamed up with Western Union, a leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement, to encourage more girls to get involved in politics, with the goal of increasing female representation in political and governmental roles and driving greater diversity of thinking in policy making and governance. Ramona Abdallah was one of just 20 women selected by G(irls)20 — an organization that places girls and women at the center of the G20 economic decision-making ...

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Western Union Leaders Take on the Crucible

There has always been a strong nexus between the United States military and the business world; whether it business’ adoption of the military tactics, techniques and procedures or the military’s adoption of business leadership ideals and beliefs. This hybrid ecosystem has enriched both entities by, at a 30,000 foot level, applying different optics to a problem or objective that needs to be solved or negotiated. One of the first things taught to a leader in the U.S. Military is ...

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Western Union + Dear Alyne: Life as a Digital Nomad

Dear Alyne is a World Citizen and has been to 72 countries around over the Globe. She is a WU customer and guest blogger who we’ve teamed up with. Follow along with her adventures, here: https://www.instagram.com/dearalyne/    Ahh, the classic photo on Facebook of your friend relaxing at a beautiful beach while working on their laptop. It’s a photo we’ve all seen, and most of us have envied. But what’s the story behind the ...

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Leveraging Technology as Compliance’s Guiding Light

By Cherie Axelrod, Deputy Chief Compliance Officer Following the 2008 financial crisis, regulators began a new approach in their role as regulatory agencies and the importance of financial institutions implementing a culture of compliance through all levels of its organizations. To better understand and mitigate risks, organizations set off a compliance hiring boom, and regulators began sharing frameworks and models that covered compliance maturity models for organizations to follow. Initially, many financial institutions adopted a “brute force” approach to compliance risks, ...

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