The Perfect Facebook Post?

The Perfect Facebook Post?

Earlier this year, I worked with a credit union in Saskatchewan, Canada to help set up and guide their foray into social media. They have a small marketing department and weren’t sure they’d be able to do everything they wanted to do when it came to social media. As well, this credit union has a membership of 24,000 in rural Saskatchewan—not exactly the hot bed of social media usage.

New It's a Money Thing Video: Credit Score Breakdown

New It's a Money Thing Video: Credit Score Breakdown

Our second It's a Money Thing video is complete and ready for our subscribers. Jen meets Credit Squirrel and learns about credit scores and why they are important. It's fast-paced and filled with educational tidbits. I'm very proud of this piece and it really sets the tone of what you can expect from our content packs going forward.

Video: Filene i3 Takes Quebec

Video: Filene i3 Takes Quebec

For five days in April, over 30 innovators from Filene's prestigious i3 program collaborated with counterparts from Desjardins for inspiration, insights and ideas across Quebec. Once again Matt Hawkins and myself tagged along to film the adventure. Here's a short teaser video that gives a peek into the innovation experience and what i3 is all about. Look for the full-length version soon.

Introducing It's a Money Thing!

Introducing It's a Money Thing!

Today is an exciting day for us here at Currency! We are launching a new product called It's a Money Thing. This is a collection of effective and affordable financial education content. A new “content pack” is released monthly and tackles an important financial topic.

Young & Free Royal Launches in Wisconsin

Young & Free Royal Launches in Wisconsin

We helped Royal Credit Union (RCU), launch Young & Free Royal today. Based in Eau Claire, Wisconsin RCU has over 150,000 members, $1.35 billion in assets and 26 branches in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Along with a great line-up of helpful “Smart Start” products for the 25-and-under crowd and strong technology offerings, Royal also runs a robust school outreach program called "School Sense" with school branches in 27 locations!

Larissa Walkiw joins Currency!

Larissa Walkiw joins Currency!

I am excited to announce that Larissa Walkiw has joined Currency as a full-time graphic designer and illustrator. You may remember Larissa as our very first Young & Free Alberta Spokester and the creator of the original Difference Between Banks and Credit Unions video series way back in 2008. At the ripe old age of 19, she put Young & Free on the credit union map. Six years and 30 Spokesters later, it's an absolute thrill to have Larissa join our team.

I'll See You This Spring, Right?

I'll See You This Spring, Right?

It's been nearly four months since my last conference and I am starting to get the shakes! Actually, it's been awesome to have an extended period without travel. All things must come to an end though, as Spring is in the air and so is the busy travel season.

    We’re All For The Holidays, But This Is Ridiculous!

    We’re All For The Holidays, But This Is Ridiculous!

    The holiday season is upon us once again and Sandy has brought her yuletide ‘A’ game! May the holiday season bring health, wealth and peace to your credit union and to your home. Make sure to slow down and make this time of year a fun-filled celebration. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from your friends at Currency.

    Video Release: Making Credit Unions Relevant to Young Adults

    Video Release: Making Credit Unions Relevant to Young Adults

    Every year, all of our active Young & Free Spokesters get together to produce a meaningful collaboration video. This year's edition is a manifesto about what it's like being young and free and why credit unions are the right choice.