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Putting the 'Personal' in Personal Finance

'I work for the CU but I’m not here to sell you on the CU, I’m here to help you.’
March 1, 2014
St. Louis Community CU’s educators must bridge the wide trust gap that exists between the underserved and financial institutions.
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Community CU of the Year Awards

Home of the Second Chance: 'We Don't Judge; We Help'

St. Louis Community CU dials up efforts to serve the underserved.
January 22, 2014
'You have to fight inertia.'
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A Champion of Change

‘Every day you’re changing people’s lives.’
December 27, 2013
'The sooner we embrace new immigrants, the sooner we’ll have stronger communities.'
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Making an Impact in Motown

‘You kind of get sucked into serving the underserved—once you try it you just want more.’
December 2, 2013
Progressive programs have positive impact on community.
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CU Rock Star: Jim Schrimpf

Calling the Central City Home 'Bass'

'Don't assume you can't profitably serve working poor and modest income households.'
November 15, 2013
'Don't assume you can't profitably serve working poor and modest income households.'
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Emma Smalley

The Accidental Educator

‘Many of our proposed members do not have a firm grasp on the language, much less the financial system.’
October 9, 2013
‘Many of our proposed members do not have a firm grasp on the language, much less the financial system.’
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Laura Aguirre

A Lion for the Low Income

'I absolutely fell in love with the credit union philosophy of people helping people.'
October 7, 2013
'I absolutely fell in love with the credit union philosophy of people helping people.’
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CFPB Clarifies Escrows Final Rule

Rule lengthens the time you must maintain a mandatory escrow account established for a higher-priced mortgage.
July 21, 2013
Rule lengthens the time you must maintain a mandatory escrow account established for a higher-priced mortgage.
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Warren Morrow Named 2013 CU Hero of the Year

Coopera founder believed deeply in helping underserved Hispanics receive dignified financial services.
May 21, 2013
‘Warren had a powerful vision that outreach to the underserved Hispanic community should not be philanthropy.’
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Great article! Unfortunately, most employees don’t feel valued or appreciated by their supervisors or employers. In fact, research has shown that the predominant reason team members quit their jobs is because they don’t feel valued. This is in spite of the fact that employee recognition programs have proliferated in the workplace – over 90% of all organizations in the U.S. has some form of employee recognition activities in place. But most employee recognition programs are viewed with skepticism and cynicism – because they aren’t viewed as being genuine in their communication of appreciation. Getting the “employee of the month” award, receiving a certificate of recognition, or a “Way to go, team!” email just don’t get the job done. How do you communicate authentic appreciation? We have found people have different ways that they want to be shown appreciation, and if you don’t communicate in the language of appreciation important to them, you essentially “miss the mark”. Additionally, employees need to receive recognition more than once a year at their performance review. Otherwise, they view the praise as “going through the motions”. A third component of authentic appreciation is that the communication has to be about them personally – not the department, not their group, but something they did. Finally, they have to believe that you mean what you say. How you treat them has to match the words you use. If you are not sure how your team members want to be shown appreciation, the Motivating By Appreciation Inventory (www.appreciationatwork.com/assess) will identify the language of appreciation and specific actions preferred by each employee. You then can create a group profile for your team, so everyone knows how to encourage one another. Remember, employees want to know that they are valued for what they contribute to the success of the organization. And communicating authentic appreciation in the ways they desire it can make the difference between keeping your quality team members or having a negative work environment that everyone wants to leave. Paul White, Ph.D., is the co-author of The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace with Dr. Gary Chapman.

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