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October 20, 2014

Money: CUNA's Schenk talks interest rates, inflation

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Mike Schenk, CUNA vice president of economics and statistics, discussed the current state of interest rates in an article that appeared online in Money magazine, part of the Time Inc. network. ReadMore

U.S. Ebola cases reminder for CUs of pandemic prep: Agility

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Given how seriously the United States is taking the presence of Ebola in this country, it seems unlikely that a widespread outbreak of the deadly disease could manifest itself at a large scale. That said, the sensational nature of the disease does serve as a reminder about the importance of preparing for the threat of pandemics of all kinds, such as the flu or other more common viruses. ReadMore

Wegner winner Hall an unsung hero of fin. lit., civil rights

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Clarence Hall Jr. may not be a household name in the credit union movement, but the work that he has done for financial literacy and civil rights is a legacy that is being recognized by the National Credit Union Foundation. ReadMore

Full JetStream staff certified as community development fin. counselors

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To serve its membership at every touch point--and meet its own expectations for what it means to be a certified financial development financial institution--JetStream FCU has become one of the few credit unions nationwide to certify its entire staff in the Community Development Certified Financial Counseling training program--certified by the National Cooperative Business Association. ReadMore

Spanish-immersion fin. lit. program reaches 20 families

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In its ongoing campaign to ramp up financial literacy in its Hispanic community, Grandville, Mich.-based First United CU hosted a free seminar recently conducted entirely in Spanish. ReadMore

America's CU Museum leader passes the torch

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Credit union leaders last week celebrated the leadership of Peggy Powell, who is retiring after serving 15 years as executive director of America's Credit Union Museum, based in Manchester, N.H., on the site of the nation's first credit union. ReadMore

Save for Retirement Week time to evaluate goals

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National Save for Retirement Week kicked off Sunday, marking an excellent opportunity for many to think about and develop personal retirement goals, or perhaps more importantly, to find out how close those goals are to being achieved. ReadMore

CU System briefs (10/20/14)

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PHILADELPHIA (10 20 14) Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) awarded the 2014 Ned Gramlich Award for Responsible Finance to Bill Bynum, president CEO, of Jackson, Miss. based HOPE Enterprise Corp. and HOPE FCU, with

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