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NEWS ITEMS

FebruarY 2014 

Here are the News items that appeared on the front page of our website in January 2014

  • Credit Unions Advocacy Intense: During the GAC, the halls of Congress were blanketed with credit union folks championing the credit union tax status and advocating for key initiatives. More►

  •  Financial Games for Your Phone : Check out Saving Magic and Spartan Villa, two apps from Michigan State University FCU. More►
  • aSmarterchoice.org: Looking for ways to save for emergencies? Here are a few ideas to consider. More►
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  • No Intent to Impose Additional Taxes on CUs: Credit union's tax status is left untouched in a tax reform plan released Wednesday. More►
  • Military Saves Week at Fort Harrison: Free financial workshops, a retirement fair, and free tax services are available for Veterans this week. More►
  • Governmental Affairs Conference : Yesterday, many of the 4,400 GAC attendees headed to Capitol Hill. CU Magazine has photos and tweets. More►
  • Governmental Affairs Conference : CU Magazine is providing ongoing coverage of the GAC. Read Wednesday's issue of the GAC Daily News.
  • Want to Win $25,000 -- Save your Refund: If you save a portion of your tax refund this year, you're eligible to enter SaveYourRefundMore►
  • Military Saves Week at Fort Harrison: FFree financial workshops, a retirement fair, and free tax services are available for Veterans this week. More►
  • Governmental Affairs Conference : CU Magazine is providing ongoing coverage of the GAC. Read Tuesday's issue of the GAC Daily News 
  • Debt Free in Seven Steps: It's not easy, but there are no complicated calculators or special tricks. More
  • aSmarterChoice.org Blog: Tips to get the most from your tax refund. More►
  • Governmental Affairs Conference : CU Magazine is providing ongoing coverage of the GAC. More►
  • It's America Saves Week & Military Saves Week: Educate your members and communities on the importance of saving this week. More►
  • aSmarterChoice.org Blog: Tips to get the most from your tax refund. More►
  • Viva Las Vegas -- Night to Shine in Helena: Thanks to Helena Community CU, 100 Helena teens shone on stage Tuesday night. More►
  • NCUA Announces "Listening Sessions": The recent risk-based capital proposal and other issues will be open for discussion when NCUA holds three listening sessions this summer. More►
  • aSmarterChoice.org Blog: Do you share your financial details with your signficant other? More►
  • aSmarterChoice.org Blog: Six ways to trash your credit score. More►
  • Target Breach Costs Continue to Climb: Financial institutions have incurred more than $200 million in costs so far. More►
  • Cooperative Structure is Key: Concentrating and capitalizing on cooperative connections has made all the difference for a Vermont credit union. More►
  • aSmarterChoice.org Blog: There's nothing random about these acts of kindness. More►
  • aSmarterChoice.org Blog: Today's blog post notes that contributing to your 401(k) makes it easy to save. More►
  • CFPB Head Reassures Credit Unions: Cordray says the CFPB has confidence in the credit union model when it comes to mortgages. More►
  • Credit Unions over Big Banks?: Money Talks News lays out nine reasons why consumers should go with credit unions. More►
  • aSmarterChoice.org Blog: Today's blog post features credit unions saying "I love you" to members. More►
  • No TSCCU Assessment in 2014: CUNA News Now reports that NCUA has confirmed that it will require no assessment this year.
  • It's Official: John Walsh is Sworn In: John Walsh became the newest member of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday. More►
  • aSmarterChoice.org Blog: Today's blog post explores how credit unions help small businesses succeed. More►
  • Matz and Cordray Hold Town Hall Event on Wednesday: You can still register for today's webinar at 1 p.m. MST. More►
  • Walsh Appointed to U.S. Senate: Montana Governor Steve Bullock appoints John Walsh as Baucus's replacement. More►
  • Baucus Confirmed: With a 96-0 vote, the U.S. Senate has confirmed Sen. Max Baucus as U.S. Ambassador to China. More►
  • When Should You Turn to a Financial Advisor: How do you know when it's really time to get professional advice? More►
  • #DontTaxTuesday Wins Grassroots Innovation Award: The Public Affairs Council recognized CUNA's Twitter and Facebook campaigns. More►
  • Hearings on Data Security Continue: Senators call for faster breach notification from merchants. More►
  • Protecting Your Credit Card from a Data Breach: You never know when or where hackers will strike, so follow these fraud prevention tips. More►
  • Core Conversions: Two Montana credit unions decide to move to CU*Northwest. More►
  • Noninterest Income in 2014 : A new report from Filene urges credit unions to make sure they're giving members value, not just extracting it. More►
  • Billings Gazette 40 Under Forty: Billings FCU's Kevin Rookhuizen is one of the young business professionals recognized this year in the Billings area.More►
  • Richard Cordray on Jeopardy!L Tune into Jeopardy! on February 5 to see the CFPB Chief compete in "1980s week." More►
  • Risk-Based Capital Plan: The latest Inside Exchange addresses NCUA's risk-based capital plan and CUNA urges credit unions to weigh in on the proposal.More►
  • The Beauty of Being Small   : CU Magazine's Bill Merrick offers a look at what smaller credit unions offer their members. More►
  • Free Tax Help Starts Saturday: Local groups have teamed up to provide free tax assistance in Helena. More►

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