Recommended Reading for 2020

Personal growth March 16, 2020 By Paige Smith

At First United, “life-long learning” is one of our core values. One of the best ways we can continue learning is through reading. There is a quote by Joseph Addison that says, “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” In order to continue learning, developing our individual talents, and doing what we can to reach our potential, we have to exercise our minds, too!

Each year, First United chooses a list of books for our recommended reading list that we share with all of our stakeholders. Each of the books on our lists represents one of our four pillars of Spend Life Wisely: Faith, Financial-Well Being, Personal Growth, and Health & Wellness.

Here are some books we recommend this year for each of these areas:


Financial Well-Being

Health & Wellness

Personal Growth

We encourage you to grab a copy of one (or all) of these books this year and continue your learning. When we commit to being life-long learners and continue to engage in learning, we can make a greater impact on ourselves and others.

By Paige Smith

Spend Life Wisely Coordinator, First United Bank - Durant

Paige joined First United in May 2013, serving in various roles which have included work in Human Resources, Organizational Development/Training, Executive Management, and Spend Life Wisely.

Paige has a Bachelor's degree in Organizational & Strategic Communication from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, teaching dance classes, and watching the Texas Rangers and OU Sooners. She resides in her home town of Durant with her husband and son.