Hi everyone! This is Alan Breslaw, the Head of Community here at Daylight, and I want to hear from you! As Daylight continues to evolve and the community grows, it‘s important we are talking about the topics affecting your life. It would be super to hear about the hot topics in your financial life and what you are focused on, or any new roadblocks that are presenting themselves. If it’s happening to you, it’s probably happening to someone else in the community. Send your emails to email@example.com. I look forward to hearing from you!
This week at Daylight we are focused on saving money, setting goals and achieving dreams. We want to hear from you! Send us a short 20 second video telling us what you are saving for and why? Send your videos to firstname.lastname@example.org and your video could be posted on our social channels. Let’s inspire each other and reach higher as a community ❤️ Team Daylight ❤️
We have been dealing with the mental, physical and social effects of the pandemic for more than a year. It’s been a hard and challenging year with a lot of changes to our everyday lives. How are you holding up? Share your thoughts and feelings with the community below!
What are you saving up for? Click Here to set a new goal today!
Everyone is dreaming of and preparing for their first post-Covid vacation, and Daylight users are no different. As of today, the top destinations you all are saving for are: Mexico, The United Kingdom, Las Vegas, and Vancouver!
Where do you want to go and have you started a goal to save for it?
Calling all Daylight Builders! You’ve joined the first ever LGBT+ bank, and the fun is just beginning. And just in case you need any extra motivation to get started, anyone who funds their account for the first time gets $5 courtesy of Team Daylight. Finally, we decided to do our best Ariana impression and give you 7 things you can do to get the most out of our features and help the community grow.
- Set up a monthly Direct Deposit: That’s the easiest way to keep your account funded, save towards your goals, and pay bills.
- Fund your account with a transfer: Money makes the world go round, and you can use your Daylight card anywhere Visa is accepted, which is pretty much everywhere.
- Set up a savings goal: Setting up goals and saving money towards them is the fastest way to achieve your dreams and keep up with your progress.
- Make Daylight your default card in your virtual wallet: Breeze through checkouts whether you’re buying an iced latte or the new Lady Gaga Oreos.
- Join the conversation in the ‘Our Community’ tab: At Daylight you are part of a larger community and we want to hear from you!
- Tell a friend (or two): Bring your friends into the community as we grow and expand in 2021. Contact us via our in-app support or email us at email@example.com to bump your friends up our waitlist.
Let us know what you think: We want to hear from you and your feedback is greatly appreciated. Drop us a note through our in-app support or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org This is banking by the community for the community, after all.
Alan is the new Head of Community with more than 20 years of experience in marketing and working for queer companies. He was the Head Of Sales & Marketing at PlanetRomeo (Amsterdam) & the Director of Revenue for Hornet app and most recently Head of Community Management at LOVOO in Germany. Alan is super excited to bring his many years of working in the queer space and marketing to help bring Daylight to the wider community.
What steps led you to Daylight?
A few years ago I was living in LA managing my own consulting company fresh off a start up that didn’t make it. A mutual friend introduced me to Rob who was working on his own start up in the UK. We had several discussions about his start up and the queer community, though shortly after I got wrapped in my consulting business. I always kept my eye on Rob and what he was working on. When 2021 kicked off I was ready for something more and reconnected with Rob. Six weeks later here we are on the same team finally going in the same direction. I’m super excited.
When was the first time you thought about money?
I was 13 and just Bar Mitzvah’d where family often gives you money. I did receive the most I’d ever even dreamed of to that point ($1000) and spent it all on the newest computer of the time, the Apple IIC. I then realized that the bigger things you want will take money, and that money won’t always just come to you.
What was your ‘aha’ moment with money?
My first job out of college. I went through college with loans and some family support so it was fantasy land. The minute I got out of college and worked my first 40 hour week, I only earned $300 gross and quickly learned the value of money. As you know, $300 doesn’t take you so far and at that point I had to learn how think carefully about every dollar I spent (before i spent it, not after! lol).
What do you do outside of work?
In normal non-Covid times: exercise, eat healthy 90% of the time (gotta have some fun), travel and hang out with friends. Travel is a big focus for me as it gets me out of my comfort zone. Through travel I learn about different cultures plus their history, art, and food.
Favorite LGBT+ business
Lockwood51 – Los Angeles: Fun queer clothing store in my old hood (Silverlake). Sexy designs, witty T’s and more.
Ostbahnoff – A Los Angeles party that bridges the gap between queer: music, art, and political communities. What I love about this party is that the trans community and communities of color are made to feel especially welcome in a world that often prioritizes cis gays.
Let’s make Alan feel welcome by telling us your favorite queer businesses in the comments section below.