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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.’
Adam Mertz
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St. Louis Community CU’s educators must bridge the wide trust gap that exists between the underserved and financial institutions.
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Reviving the Spirit of St. Louis

St. Louis Community CU offers a gateway to hope, dignity, and affordable financial services.
Adam Mertz
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Serving the underserved can be a viable business strategy.
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Thinking About CDFI Certification?

New grants will assist prospective community development CUs.
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CUs with the certification have access to economic revitalization funding.
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CDFI Fund Makes a Difference for Communities

CUs' work in underserved areas ‘tells a great story.’
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Fifteen CUs received $13.7 million in financial assistance and $678,000 in technical assistance from the fund in 2012.
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Federation Receives Grant for Shared Banking Platform

Seed capital will help smaller CUs work together.
Craig Sauer
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Federation also receives $125,000 award for leadership program.
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Small CUs Seek Ways to Work Together

Avoiding mergers or liquidation may require greater cooperation.
Craig Sauer
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"As each CU disappeared we said, ‘soon, we will be next.' ’’
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Serving Low-Income Populations Requires Innovation

‘We must be creative at applying the tools we have as effectively as possible.’
Craig Sauer
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Low-income consumers need relief from payday lenders, more public and private investment, and greater access to mainstream financial products and services.
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Why Financial Empowerment Matters

Consumer financial education amplifies the impact of other social programs.
Craig Sauer
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Combining workforce development with financial counseling can prevent people from needing additional government help.
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How to Build Community Partners

‘The only ones that work are those where everybody gets value.’
Craig Sauer
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Cooperation was a central theme of the Federation’s 2013 Annual Conference in Baltimore.
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Reach the Underserved

Tips for CUs from a public policy innovator.
Craig Sauer
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The quality of your offerings is irrelevant if you don’t get them in front of those who need them.
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