Quality components and sufficient resources make for successful plans.
April 15, 2013
What’s cooking at your CU?Read More
CUNA economist says the deal will boost household and business confidence.
January 12, 2013
The fiscal cliff agreement will have a net positive effect on the average American.Read More
How to stimulate both short-term economic growth and long-term fiscal responsibility.
December 10, 2012
These suggestions aren’t politically palatable, but at least you have options.Read More
If Congress doesn’t act, current provisions would take $600 billion out of the economy.
November 11, 2012
The aftermath of last year’s debt ceiling impasse in Congress will be $100 billion in automatic spending cuts.Read More
CUNA, Consumer Federation of America release annual survey of consumers’ holiday spending plans.
November 25, 2011
Only 19% of consumers report improved finances, while nearly 40% report declining financial conditions compared to last year.Read More
They plan to spend more this holiday season, reports the annual CUNA/CFA survey.
December 1, 2010
CUNA survey finds consumers plan to spend more this season.Read More
CUNA's economists debate the merits of government stimulus vs. fiscal restraint.
October 26, 2010
In 1932, John Maynard Keynes ignited a debate among economists and policy makers that still burns to this day. In a letter to the Times of London, Keynes proposed using federal deficit spending to reduce the length and severity of the Great Depression. Is that the best approach to tackle today's economic challenges?Read More
This is the first drop in spending from the previous year since the U.S. Labor Bureau began publishing this data in 1984.
October 11, 2010
Mortgage interest payments and charges fell from $3,890 in 2007 to $3,594 in 2009, evidence of the higher than normal mortgage default rate, falling house prices, lower rates of homeownership, and declining mortgage interest rates over the period.Read More
Persistent deficits and mounting debt could have negative economic consequences for the U.S.
August 11, 2010
Over the past few years, U.S. government debt held by the public has grown rapidly—to the point that, compared with the total output of the economy, it is now higher than it has ever been except during the period around World War II.Read More