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NCUF’s Gigi Hyland Named Financial Literacy Advocate of the Year

For her commitment to and active involvement in financial education, National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) Executive Director Gigi Hyland has been named 2018 Financial Literacy Advocate by Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union (FMFCU). She will be formally honored April 19, 2018 at the annual FMFCU Partners in Education Celebration, […]

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A Financial Literacy Legacy

John D. Unangst, President & CEO of Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union (FMFCU) and conceptualist of The Berenstain Bears Financial Literacy Program is fondly remembered as a visionary leader. John’s idea to initiate conversation with Berenstain Enterprises was the planted seed that continues to sprout. He knew such an exclusive […]

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Get The Berenstain Bears’ Trouble with Money Credit Union Edition

Credit Union Network for Financial Literacy (CUNFL), the sole distributor of the credit union version of The Berenstain Bears’ Trouble with Money (Random House) is making this title available to all credit unions. Before now, this special edition of the 1983 classic was only available to credit unions participating in […]

Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union Announces the Passing of John D. Unangst

Below, please find an official FMFCU press release regarding this sensitive matter. Please direct questions to TomK@fmfcu.org. Chadds Ford, PA – Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union (FMFCU) announces the passing of President and CEO John D. Unangst over the weekend. Under his stewardship for over 40 years, Unangst led the […]

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The End of Banking at Credit Unions?

Since their inception, I suspect, credit unions have been trying to come up with a clever word to replace the noun, verb, and adjective that so succinctly describes financial institutions and the transfer of money within and between them. I’m referring of course to the B word. It’s a word […]

To What Do You Attach Your Brand?

Mission Statement… Positioning Statement… Tag Line… Core Values… These branding efforts emanate from within an organization and form the foundation of the organization’s public image. Successful branding is an outward reflection of the internal messaging and vice versa. Imagine how disingenuous an organization would appear if outwardly it attached its […]

Four Unique Ways to Promote Youth Programs

Launching an exclusive youth program spawned a bevy of unique promotional opportunities for PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union. After partnering with The Berenstain Bears Financial Literacy Program and introducing the Cub Account in April 2017, the $156MM credit union saw an immediate increase in youth membership and a plethora of opportunities […]

Trending: Financial Well-being in the Workplace

Undue stress has a negative effect on health and a net-negative effect on the workplace. Certified Employee Benefits Specialist Stephen Miller cited a number of studies around the effects of financial stress on the workplace in his 2016 SHRM report “Employees’ Financial Issues Affect Their Job Performance.” When employees are […]

Coin Counters: A Tool To Teach Children Sound Money Management

Coin Counters are an integral part of a credit union’s youth program. They provide children with a goal to save money and a memorable experience when the coins are dropped into the machine, sorted, and deposited. Even very young children understand the concept of saving money and watching it grow! Coin […]

Credit Unions Make a Difference

by Chloe Niu, Wharton Student & FMFCU Intern Credit unions and banks have coexisted for a long time, each offering financial services to serve their respective members and customers. Recent directives for credit unions, however, have raised the age-old question of where distinction between credit unions and banks exists. The […]