Financial Literacy Spotlight: The Berenstain Bears Cub Club

Financial Literacy Spotlight: The Berenstain Bears Cub Club

As part of Financial Literacy Month, Emily Claus spotlights the Berenstain Bears Financial Literacy Program for kids, created through a partnership with Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union and the Berenstain Bears organization.

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Increasing Financial Literacy in Students: Credit Union of Texas Opens SMART Branch

Increasing Financial Literacy in Students: Credit Union of Texas Opens SMART Branch

Credit Union of Texas, in an effort to increase financial education amongst students, has created an encompassing financial literacy program consisting of student-run SMART branches and student financial coaches. Emily Claus explains.

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Financial Literacy Month: How is Your Credit Union Celebrating?

Financial Literacy Month: How is Your Credit Union Celebrating?

Calling all credit unions: April is Financial Literacy Month! Is your credit union ready for it? Emily Claus covers the history and purpose of the month, ways your credit union can get involved, and why you shouldn’t miss out on this year’s festivities.

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Concern for Community Makes a Comeback: Credit Unions Spread Holiday Cheer

Concern for Community Makes a Comeback: Credit Unions Spread Holiday Cheer

Following a lackluster year in holiday giving during the pandemic, Emily Claus happily reports the various ways credit unions are bringing holiday cheer back and giving to their communities.

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Celebrating International Credit Union Day 2021

Celebrating International Credit Union Day 2021

Celebrating credit unions and their cooperative spirit around the globe, the 73rd International Credit Union Day® recognizes how credit unions and members work together to build financial health. Emily Claus delves into this year’s theme, meaning, and celebrations.

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Credit Union Employees and Members Join Together to Celebrate Credit Unions with #ILoveMyCreditUnion

Credit Union Employees and Members Join Together to Celebrate Credit Unions with #ILoveMyCreditUnion

On July 30th, 2021, hundreds of credit unions, leagues, and partners from around the globe came together on social media to show the world what makes credit unions great. Emily Claus shares the inspiration behind the day, the stories that were told, and the success of the event.

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Celebrate #ILoveMyCreditUnion Day!

Celebrate #ILoveMyCreditUnion Day!

The Illinois Credit Union System has started the hashtag #ilovemycreditunion trending across social media platforms, raising awareness about the amazing things credit unions do every day for their members and communities. 

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Cannabis and Credit Unions: House Passes the SAFE Banking Act

Cannabis and Credit Unions: House Passes the SAFE Banking Act

On April 19, 2021, the House officially passed the SAFE Banking Act, which aims to protect financial institutions servicing cannabis accounts. Emily Claus covers the path of the legislation, where it goes from here, and what its odds of success are.

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Xceed Financial Credit Union to Merge with Kinecta Federal Credit Union

Xceed Financial Credit Union to Merge with Kinecta Federal Credit Union

Emily Claus discusses the merger of Xceed Financial Credit Union and Kinecta Federal Credit Union going into effect next month and debates the reasons behind low member participation.

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Affinity Credit Union Donates Over $65,000 to Local Charities

Affinity Credit Union Donates Over $65,000 to Local Charities

Affinity Credit Union remains committed to its mission of “Building Better Lives” by providing $65,000 in charitable contributions to its local community in 2020.

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