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Making Finances ‘smpl.’ for Young Adults
November 11, 2013
Program provides clarity and comfort with basic savings, credit, and money management techniques.
Federal Shutdown Doesn’t Stop CU Member Service
November 01, 2013
In response, credit unions large and small implemented the Unite for Good principle of service excellence, offering a range of assistance to federal employees.
CUNA History 101: Mark Condon Through the Years
November 01, 2013
A pictorial documenting the senior vice president of business and consumer publishing's career at CUNA, which spanned more than 30 years.
Registries Designed for Digital Donors
November 01, 2013
When members open a myBaby, myGrad, or myWedding account, they receive 50 registry cards detailing the online giving process that can be mailed out with invitations or announcements.
Seven Steps to a Successful Blog
October 31, 2013
SAC FCU resource boosts brand awareness, generates leads while educating members.
Selling the CU Experience
October 29, 2013
Marketing and business development are about ensuring survival.
CUs Fighting 'Once in a Generation' Battle Over Tax Status
October 17, 2013
CUs are in "once in a generation" battle with banks over the CU tax status, CUNA President/CEO Bill Cheney tells CUNA employees.
Break Out the #ICUDay Hashtag
October 16, 2013
Show us how you’re celebrating International CU Day.
Contest Winner Lands Dream Dorm at Michigan State
October 15, 2013
Contest shows strong bond with sponsor company.
Gentile: CUs are a Bright Spot in the Country
October 09, 2013
CUs have a unique opportunity today to attract new members—and most important, new young members.
Credit Union Magazine
October 2014 digital edition
Apple Pay Will ‘Chew Into’ Interchange Revenue
CUNA Tech/OpSS Conference Concludes
Sievewright: Buckle In for a Transformative Decade
Illuminate the Frequency of Fraud
Of Ants and Grasshoppers
While I thought that the premise of the article was good, I found one point very disturbing. It is that the Visions FCU ages people off their board at age 70. I found that really offensive. It perpetuates what I believe to be the regrettable marginalization of elders in our society, and the often erroneous assumption of debility and decline after a certain chronological age. Lots of folks over 70 are leading dynamic and viable professional lives and contributing to our society. How about Warren Buffet, a number of Supreme Court Justices, Jimmy Carter, the late Nelson Mandela and the late Maya Angelou, to name but a few, along with scads of writers, academics, performers, artists, and often our friends, neighbors and colleagues. If Visions wants new people on their board, it seems as though the term limitations and a nominating committee can accomplish that without aging all people off at age 70. I think that’s so insulting. And if those were paid employment, it would be illegal. I do wish you’d have picked a different credit union to profile---one that perhaps does many of the same things, without the arbitrary age exclusion. There have to be others out there.
David, good point about the "recovering comfortably" comment. That was an editorial addition--which I'll remove.
Many good points but too rosy? Will the "Federal Reserve raise short-term interest rates 1% per year for the next three years, starting in 2015—“probably next year at this time” ? I have heard from other economist that the US government will go bankrupt if that happens due to the QE the fed has done for several years. Also it seems an exaggeration to say “We survived a heart attack,now the economy is recovering comfortably." Comfortably recovering is too ignore the economic stress that many members still live with daily that will eventually affect many credit unions.
Karan, Great article and insight. I would also recommend that you start getting those credit cards into the hands of the youth BEFORE they are in college. One of the best ways to reach this young generation is through mom and dad. Before the student goes to college, get them started with a credit card (even if mom and dad are joint on it). It's never too early to start marketing credit cards. Mark
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