Articles by Lora Bray

The Tiny Little Voice

Intuition isn’t always accurate, but it bears consideration.
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How often does acumen help us make good business decisions for our members and coworkers?
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RESEARCH ROUNDUP

Did You Hear That?

‘You earn when you listen—not just money, but respect.’
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Listen to and learn from your members, co-workers, and the communities you serve.
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‘Help! I Need Some Money, Honey!’

How can CUs help members make prudent financial plans?
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Consider the financial assumptions members make and potential perils they may encounter.
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Technology at Warp Speed

Embracing new technology involves risk—but so does the avoidance of new tools.
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Acquiring new technology raises challenges for both consumers and service providers.
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Research Roundup

What, Me Worry?

‘You can’t wring your hands and roll up your sleeves at the same time.’
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National Preparedness Month reminds us to anticipate and prepare for potential problems.
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Muddy Buddies

Think about how your leadership role in charitable community events can start a mud slide.
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What has your CU done lately to show the community you care?
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‘Drop That GPS and See Where Life Takes You!’

How we respond to the unexpected can make for interesting journeys rich in opportunity.
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Flexibility is essential not only in daily life but in meeting the needs of our jobs and members.
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Lean on Me

More consumers need a hand surviving the recession and preparing for retirement.
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Do your members lean on you with their personal finance issues, financial literacy concerns, and other needs?
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The Trouble with Enigmas

Don’t assume members will figure out the CU difference on their own.
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Consumers don’t have the time or inclination to solve riddles, decipher cryptic messages, or unwrap enigmas.
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Librarian in a Hard Hat

Hat’s off to those who proactively address research challenges.
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This week’s Research Roundup examines student loans, a possible mortgage crisis for older Americans, and more.
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