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* RICHMOND, Va. (10/3/11)--Richmond-based Virginia CU, in partnership with the VCU University College and the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, sponsored a financial success summit Wednesday for college students and garnered attention on WTVR, the local CBS affiliate. The event included four workshops on managing money and credit on Wednesday. "Unfortunately, many students simply are unaware of how to manage their money and even few mistakes can have lasting consequences. Cultivating a few simple habits can be enormously helpful to a student's long-term financial being," said Cherry Hedges, financial education director at the credit union. View a video of the event to find out more … * SAN DIEGO (10/3/11)--A man dubbed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as the "well-dressed bandit"--because he wears suits, sports jackets or a leather jacket--is a suspect in robberies of 10 banks and credit unions in San Diego County since May 2010. Three of the banks and credit unions were targeted more than once (The San Diego Union-Tribune Sept. 29). He is suspected of robbing Point Loma CU, San Diego, twice this year, on Feb. 11 and June 17, and Mission FCU, Solana Beach on April 6 and Aug. 2. The latest robbery occurred Chase Bank Friday, which also was robbed on Sept. 7 and Nov. 5 of last year … * DES MOINES, Iowa (10/3/11)--Lesley Hastings, director of new client partnerships for The Members Group (TMG), Des Moines, Iowa, has been elected to the board of directors for the Northwest Card Association. The association provides an educational and networking platform for the bankcard industry, helping financial institutions in the northwest keep up with payments developments, technologies and compliance challenges. Hastings joined TMG in July 2010. She has 16 years' experience in the financial services industry in a variety of payments areas. TMG is a subsidiary of Affiliates Management Co., which is owned by Iowa credit unions and their members ...


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