Articles by Lora Bray

Wandering in Wonderland?

The answers we seek aren’t always obvious—nor are the questions we need to ask.
This week’s roundup examines the world economy, income inequality, the ongoing health-care debate, and other issues of the day.
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Risk Averse in a Bathing Suit

Don't let aversion to risk sink your CU.
Are your practices “tried and true” or “tried and tired?”
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Water, Water Everywhere

How is a flood of retirement issues and the changing American family affecting your members?
Focus on communication, collaboration, and mutual understanding to meet members’ needs.
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Shall We Dance?

Forging member relationships with a personal touch isn't always a cakewalk
How will you keep foreclosures, delinquencies, and a poor job outlook from doing a number on your CU?
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What a character!

Are you meeting members’ expectations?
Your CU makes an impression on members with its attitudes, knowledge, outreach, expertise, and reputation.
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The View from Three-and-One-Half-Inch Heels

Does your CU think outside the shoe box?
Don’t let your CU miss the opportunity to challenge members’ and the public’s expectations of what you have to offer.
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Lora's Research Roundup

Rich in Thanks

Research reveals consumer plans for holiday spending and disparities in household income.
Despite pervasive economic unpleasantness, we still have much to be thankful for this holiday week.
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Lora's Research Roundup

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Keeping up with the Joneses is less of an issue these days.
Financial trends reveal neighborhood changes with increased income disparity and new family lifestyle choices.
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Lora's Research Roundup

I Like Dreamin'

Some of these research findings will keep you awake at night.
Is the American dream turning into a nightmare?
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Tricks or Treats?

Research this week scares up retirement planning, job growth, and spooky health-care concerns.
Halloween week research fills your plastic pumpkin with treats in retirement planning, tricks in unemployment, health-care trends for your mummy, and a final scary thought...
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