Articles by Lora Bray

Taking the Leap

Consider how your CU can help members find happy financial landings.
‘The line between failure and success is so fine that we scarcely know when we pass it.’
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What’s the Point?

CUs can erase some of the challenges business members face.
How can your CU help business members succeed?
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That Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze

Both consumers and lenders must prepare for economic flips and turns, and have safety nets in place.
‘Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing.’
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Finding Hidden Treasures

Both jobs and volunteer opportunities are valuable commodities.
‘Individual unemployment is the strongest predictor of default.’
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Times of Plenty

Gardeners and consumers alike must preserve and protect their returns.
How might your CU help members grow and keep their harvest?
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A Fair Analogy

Be the most learned of the fair, most fair of the learned
We all have the responsibility to know what our function is, and to do it well
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Where Does the Time Go?

Members need CUs’ help with retirement planning.
There’s a collective retirement gap among working households that ranges from $6.8 to $14 trillion depending on the financial measure.
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School Days

How can CUs help young adults with their first major financial decision?
Rising student loan debt hinders consumers’ ability to take out mortgages.
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Cause for a Rebel

How might challenging the status quo help you respectfully serve those around you?
Sometimes it is appropriate to rebel against tried and true practices.
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'Where Did We Park?'

Don’t overlook those mundane yet important details when launching into a new venture.
Unbridled enthusiasm can preempt us from laying a firm foundation for successful project implementation.
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