Advertiser Disclosure
X

Advertiser Disclosure: The credit card offers that appear on this site are from credit card companies from which MoneyCrashers.com receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site, including, for example, the order in which they appear on category pages. MoneyCrashers.com does not include all credit card companies or all available credit card offers, although best efforts are made to include a comprehensive list of offers regardless of compensation. Advertiser partners include American Express, Chase, U.S. Bank, and Barclaycard, among others.

By

Dig Deeper

23,634FansLike
21,048FollowersFollow
37,830FollowersFollow

Become a Money Crasher!
Join our community.

Chesley B. Sullenberger: An American Hero

You have all heard of thee “Miracle on the Hudson” coined by David Paterson, the mayor of New York, and the story should be inspirational to the entire world. This is a personal finance blog, so I won’t go into every angle and story that you could extract from this amazing story, but I just had to pay tribute to a true American hero that did not fold under pressure and put his 40 years of flying experience and air safety experience into practice.

Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, a U.S. Air Force graduate and former fighter pilot, made the first ditch landing of a wide-bodied aircraft with a 100% survival of all passengers. Sullenberger is a patriot and an American hero. Obama’s first order of business should be an executive order to give Sullenberger the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Hats off to the rescuers of New York City and the ferry and tug boat captains to respond as quickly as they did.

Open a Simple Account by 10/31/19 4:59 PM PT and get up to a $500 bonus and 2.15% APY (with qualified activities).

What we can learn from the Miracle on the Hudson:

  • Stay calm no matter what situation you are in. Are you facing foreclosure or bankruptcy? Stay calm, there is hope. Do you think Sully ever thought he was going to die? I don’t think he did. He knew exactly what he was doing, and he was confident that he would land the plane safely. He had to be, or else he would not have been successful.
  • Stop taking life for granted. Don’t waste your life. Make every day count for something. Embrace your loved ones, make moves to further your career every day, make wise financial decisions, and make healthy decisions to preserve your body.
Erik Folgate
Erik and his wife, Lindzee, live in Orlando, Florida with a baby boy on the way. Erik works as an account manager for a marketing company, and considers counseling friends, family and the readers of Money Crashers his personal ministry to others. Erik became passionate about personal finance and helping others make wise financial decisions after racking up over $20k in credit card and student loan debt within the first two years of college.

Next Up on
Money Crashers

Best Credit Card Bonus Offers

9 Best Rewards Credit Card Sign-Up Bonus Offers, Deals & Promotions

Few credit card rewards and perks are more valuable than sign-up bonuses - also known as welcome offers, early spend bonuses, or new cardmember bonuses, depending...
Transition Summer Wardrobe Fall Clothing Fashion

7 Tips to Transition Your Summer Wardrobe to Fall Clothing Fashion

Ah, autumn. It comes with pumpkin spice lattes, cooler temperatures, and the onset of the holiday season, so what's not to love? Well, if...

Latest on
Money Crashers

Sign Up For Our Newsletter

See why 218,388 people subscribe to our newsletter.

What Do You Want To Do
With Your Money?

Make
Money

Explore

Manage
Money

Explore

Save
Money

Explore

Borrow
Money

Explore

Protect
Money

Explore

Invest
Money

Explore