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Technology at Warp Speed
September 10, 2012
Acquiring new technology raises challenges for both consumers and service providers.
What, Me Worry?
September 10, 2012
National Preparedness Month reminds us to anticipate and prepare for potential problems.
CU Financials Show Improvement
September 01, 2012
In the first half of 2012 credit unions reported improving financial results.
August 27, 2012
What has your CU done lately to show the community you care?
‘Drop That GPS and See Where Life Takes You!’
August 27, 2012
Flexibility is essential not only in daily life but in meeting the needs of our jobs and members.
Lean on Me
August 20, 2012
Do your members lean on you with their personal finance issues, financial literacy concerns, and other needs?
The Trouble with Enigmas
August 13, 2012
Consumers don’t have the time or inclination to solve riddles, decipher cryptic messages, or unwrap enigmas.
Librarian in a Hard Hat
August 01, 2012
This week’s Research Roundup examines student loans, a possible mortgage crisis for older Americans, and more.
Make Information Actionable!
July 23, 2012
You can’t accomplish your mission without the right data.
July 16, 2012
This week’s Research Roundup examines economic realities and offers insights on older Americans.
Credit Union Magazine
September 2014 digital edition
Guide Members to Financial Health
Defining the Social Media ROI Debate
You Can't Freeze Out CU Folks From a Good Fundraiser
Transforming the Branch Manager
Driven to Serve
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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