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New Life Simulation Kit Available To Credit Unions


Credit union organizations can now order a new Life Simulation kit from the National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) to hold their own Life Simulation. This simulation is designed to help sensitize credit union organizations to the financial needs of low-wage working families.

The Life Simulation experience is designed to help credit union employees, volunteers and leadership begin to understand what it might be like to live in a typical low-income family trying to survive from month to month.  The new Life Simulation from the Foundation is a comprehensive kit that includes over 1,000 pieces of material.


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Wrap-up of the Foundation's Youth-Focused Twitter Chat


In conjunction with National Credit Union Youth Month™, the National Credit Union Foundation hosted a Twitter chat for credit unions to discuss their activities to help youth get financially fit.

“The National Financial Educators Council (NFEC) recently tested teens on areas covered within national financial literacy standards,” said Christopher Morris, Foundation Director of Communications. “The results were shocking; while only 4.7% of participants got an A on the test, 62.4% got a D or an F. Thankfully, credit unions are making strides in this area, which is why the Foundation was pleased to facilitate this discussion.”

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On the Blog: Are you Celebrating Your Member Success Stories With Staff?


You often hear that credit unions need to do a better job of telling our unique stories (ie: the CU difference, community outreach, improving members’ financial well-being, etc) to members and the community.

That’s important, but what about telling the same stories to credit union staff? It’s often overlooked and can make a big difference. Let me explain.

I recently “interned” at my credit union in many different business areas, but the most interesting was sitting in the call center. 


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