Kingston CCU Connects with Youth Through Financial Education

Kingston CCU Connects with Youth Through Financial Education

You know who your vulnerable members are. They are students struggling to balance school, work, budgets and expenses. Or they are young parents working multiple jobs to make ends meet. Nicolus Blunt, MSR with Kingston Community Credit Union, saw a need for financial education in his community, and how it could help members in need.

CalPoly FCU Reports Students Learning From FinEd Content

CalPoly FCU Reports Students Learning From FinEd Content

Imagine this… a low-income credit union with access to over six thousand college-age students, but no financial education materials to share with them. That was the situation that led Barbara Bean, president and CEO of Cal Poly Federal Credit Union, to enter our contest “365-Day Content Adventure Contest” in June, 2015. 

It's a Money Thing 365-Day Content Adventure Contest Winners Announced!

It's a Money Thing 365-Day Content Adventure Contest Winners Announced!

We doubled first prize! We had 17 credit unions enter our It's a Money Thing 365-Day Content Adventure Contest, and wow—what amazing entries! Each credit union had to submit an entry that detailed an overall strategy, presented a creative plan for deployment, outlined the potential impact of implementing the plan and demonstrated credit union need.

CUES Next Top Credit Union Exec is Back for a 6th Year! Who Will You Nominate?

CUES Next Top Credit Union Exec is Back for a 6th Year! Who Will You Nominate?

The CUES Next Top Credit Union Exec competition is back for the 6th year! It is fantastic to one again be working alongside our partners at CUES and DDJ Myers. I am really proud of the impact that this competition has had in the lives of young credit union professionals from all corners of the United States, Canada and beyond.

25 Years

25 Years

Mid way through my last year of art school, I started a design business on the side. I called the company McAlpine Graphic Communications and was officially in business January 2, 1990. I was 20 at the time, had zero qualifications to be a business owner and I had only had one real job (if you don't count paperboy at 12 and the fry guy at McDonald's at 14). 

3 Ways to Financially Face 2015

3 Ways to Financially Face 2015

2015 is just around the corner, which means many of us will be finalizing our new year’s resolutions such as the ones above before that giant, shiny, glittery ball drops at midnight. While new year’s resolutions regarding health and family are among the most popular, money is also at the top of the list. As I look back and reflect on 2014, here are a few things I learned that may be of some assistance as you enter the new year.

Young & Free Forever: Choose a Credit Union

Young & Free Forever: Choose a Credit Union

For the past four years, we've gathered all of our Young & Free clients together for something we call the Young & Free Marketer Meet-up. This is held the day before the annual CU Water Cooler Symposium. As part of the Marketer Meet-up, we also hold something called the Young & Free Spokester Summit where our active Spokesters get together, connect, learn from one another and credit a collaborative video.