Education And Home Ownership Are Important

It can be exceptionally difficult for low-income families to become homeowners as it’s almost impossible for many of them to find a company willing to give them a mortgage. Because of this, organizations like Dallas Neighborhood Homes are working hard to extend financing opportunities to these hard-working families who want to purchase their own home instead of renting or living with others. NexBank has partnered with the organization and offered to provide $50 million for mortgages for these families. Dallas Neighborhood Homes works closely with Habitat For Humanity in Dallas as well to give these families the opportunities to purchase their own homes in the area. For the next 5 years, NexBank and Dallas Neighborhood Homes are hoping to give 100 loans each to these low-income families.

The Dallas area has one of the lowest rates of home ownership throughout the United Staes and the Senior Vice President of Mortgage Operations for Habitat for Humanity in Dallas, Mark Tribuna, hopes to change this through their efforts working with NexBank. By allowing these families to own their own homes through access to mortgages through NexBank, people will be able to have a better quality of life with increased stability. The Executive VP and COO of NexBank, Matt Siekielski, is proud to be able to partner with these organizations due to their astounding track record of success with helping people in the Southern Dallas region and the greater region of Northern Texas.

Along with their passion for helping families finally be able to become homeowners, they are also helping others get the college education that they are seeking to help guarantee a better financial future. In order to help their clients looking to save up for their children’s education, NexBank acquired a provider of 529 college education savings programs, College Savings Banks. This company is headquartered out of New Jersey and has been in operation since 1987. This opportunity was a unique one for NexBank who believes that it will help their company grow both in the short and long-term in a responsible manner. Both companies will see the benefits of this transaction.

Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart are the Chainsmokers

Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart are the Chainsmokers, two DJs who perform as one act. The duo formed in late 2012 when both men were looking to move toward DJing as a full-time career. Pall and Taggart both worked in different museums and had a mutual friend in current band manager Adam Alpert. Alpert knew each of them wanted to step their game up and thought they’d make a good team. He introduced the two and they hit if off quickly, forming the Chainsmokers. After both men quit their jobs at their museums, Taggart moved from Maine to New York, where Pall already lived. They began rehearsing full-time and after more than a year of perfecting their style and synergy made their live debut at Terminal 5 in New York, opening for Timeflies in September of 2014. Shortly after they began releasing prerecorded music.

As the Chainsmokers, Pall and Taggart like to push the boundaries of traditional dance/electronic music. In addition to their DJ duties, Pall and Taggart both sing on some of their songs. This performance is abnormal for their genre. In addition to singing duties, they have also begun incorporating live instruments into their shows. They especially do this while singing on stage in front of an audience.

Other ways they push the boundaries is by putting more substance in their lyrics than many in the dance/electronic genre. Often vocals are limited to hooks if they are present at all, whereas Pall and Taggart often write about their current emotional state and the events of their lives at the time of the writing of the song.

They also have their own model for distributing their music. While they regularly release EPs and full-length albums, many of their songs are released as free singles through their website. This has the dual effect of keeping them in the public eye on a regular basis as well as giving them an outlet for some of their more experimental songs.

Pall and Taggart also enjoy splicing other genres into their music, taking another step outside of traditional dance/electronic music.