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Tag: fiscal responsibility

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, […]

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 […]

When Families Talk Openly About Money, It Pays

Chloe Niu, Wharton Student & FMFCU Intern Saving, spending, sharing, and earning are four simple words essential to greater objectives like success and independence. According to KeyBank, 76% of college students wish they had more help to prepare for their financial futures. Unfortunately, by the time students complete their academic […]

The Credit Union Difference

Imagine setting out to do something good in your community and the service you provide is so valuable that the demand for it rapidly increases to the point you’re nearly overwhelmed. Demand for services is good, right? But what if the service you’re offering is free? In the credit union […]

Surefire Method for Mitigating the Effects of Identity Theft

“This is a reminder to take inventory of what’s in our wallets,” my colleague said after he and I learned about a potential identity crisis. Note: Only the name of the subject in this scenario has been changed to protect the innocent. It was around lunchtime when my friend, Sarah, […]

The Credit Union Movement—Millennials Get it!

Despite the incredible growth credit unions have experienced in recent years, the member-owned financial cooperative movement remains on the threshold of major expansion. Increasingly, millennials are choosing credit unions over big banks for a number of reasons. Namely, they get it! We at Credit Union Network for Financial Literacy are regularly […]

The Line on Credit

Believe it or not the line on credit is that in order to accrue it, you have to use it but not to the extent some would think. The debt-averse have a hard time comprehending this theory and the often bandied about notion that credit cards are a necessary tool […]

Seizing an Opportunity to Serve

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.  –Thomas Edison Recognizing and seizing opportunities to serve is the first step in Servant Leadership—a popular topic in any business, including the financial industry, and a method as germane to organizations as it is […]

Financial Literacy & The Bear Necessities

The Berenstain Bears Financial Literacy Program attracts attention in the UK and is featured in an article about Credit Unions in Co-operative News.