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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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Nominations Now Open for 2017 Wegner Awards


Credit union supporters are encouraged to nominate individuals and organizations for the Herb Wegner Memorial Awards to be presented by the National Credit Union Foundation. Winners will be honored at the Foundation’s annual awards dinner on February 27, 2017 in conjunction with the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) in Washington, D.C.

“If you look at the list of past Wegner Awardees, you’ll see they are all truly a model of tireless dedication to the credit union philosophy of ‘people helping people,’” said Danielle Brown, Foundation Director of Donor Relations and Development.

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On the Blog: Eight Ways to Measure Financial Health from CFSI


CFSI recently released eight indicators to measure financial health. They believe that these indicators establish a framework for shifting the financial services industry towards a focus on financial health, a focus on improving consumers’ lives. 

This aligns with the mission of the National Credit Union Foundation and with credit unions – to help members improve their financial well-being.

I encourage you to take a look at these eight indicators, and use them in your credit union organizations to improve the lives of your members.


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