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April 2014

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

  • It's "Off to the Races!": Next week is our Annual Convention, and this week's A Direct Line offers directors tips on getting the most out of their experience. More► 
  • McWatters Confirmation Moves on to the Full Senate: Senate Banking Committee approves McWatters and turns to housing finance reform. More► 
  • Living Paycheck to Paycheck: CNN Money reports that more than 25 million middle class families in the U.S. are living paycheck to paycheck. 
  • Millions Using Prepaid Cards  : Americans loaded $65 billion onto prepaid cards in 2012, double the amount in 2009. More► 
  • In Congress this Week: McWatters, GSE reform votes, as well as mark-ups of housing finance and patent reform bills are on this week's docket. More► 
  • Senate Banking Sets Vote for McWatters: The nomination of J. Mark McWatters to the NCUA board is set for April 29. More► 
  • NCUA April Board Meeting: The NCUA Board modified stress test rules, refused to extend the RBC comment period, and signaled it might modify associational common bond rules
  • Reach Out to Tomorrow's Members: CU Magazine offers nine tips for "totally rad youth programs." More► 
  • Puzzled by Board Development? : Read this week's A Direct Line to find out how Missoula FCU puts the pieces together. More► 
  • Shodair Gets Biz Kid$ Box Set: MCUCD donates the financial education program for students. More► 
  • Fun Ways to Teach Your Kids about Money: the aSmarterChoice.org blog offers tips for younger children. More► 
  • CU Social Good : The website marks more than 2,000 "Unite for Good" stories. More► 
  • Happy National Credit Union Youth Week!: Surf's Up … Hope you have plans to "Ride the $ave Wave!" More► 
  • Help Kids Brush Up on Finances: Talk "savings and smart money habits" starting at an early age. More► 
  • Focus on CUSOs: CU Times takes an in-depth look at credit union service organizations. More► 
  • Get Ready to Surf the $ave Wave: April 20-26 is National Credit Union Youth Week. Hope you're ready to celebrate! More► 
  • NCUA Answers Risk-Based Capital Questions: As pressure increases, NCUA released a two-part, 20-minute video with credit union FAQs. More►
  • Focus on CUSOs: CU Times takes an in-depth look at credit union service organizations. More► 
  • 5 Myths About Millennials: Fast Company says "let go of these tired beliefs...to connect with this coveted demographic." More► 
  • aSmarterChoice blog: Why don't credit unions pay federal (corporate) income taxes? More► 
  • Create Awareness of CUs: NCUF's Gigi Hyland urges credit unions to remove barriers and improve members' financial well-being. More►
  • Being Financially Fit Starts with Education: Learning money management is a life-long process. More► 
  • Health Insurance Strategies Under ACA: This week A Direct Line takes a look at health insurance as an employee benefit. More► 
  • Housing Finance Reform: A coalition is urging that legislation address the unique needs of small financial institutions. More►
  • In-School Branches Make a Difference: A recent U.S. Treasury study found that in-school branches really help financial education curriculum resonate with young students. More► 
  • Parents Worry More about Inflation Than Debt: A new survey uncovers interesting facts about parents, kids, and money. More►
  • aSmarterChoice.org Blog: How to negotiate competing financial priorities. More► 
  • Credit Union Acts of Kindness: They might be random, but they're not rare. More►
  • Congress This Week: The regulatory burden and patent troll hearings are on tap. More► 
  • Consumer Credit Climbs in February: Auto loans, student loans, and other big ticket purchases push consumer credit up. More►
  • In A Direct Line: Making a Memorable Experience : Consider how your credit union board can "Make a Memory" for your members. More► 
  • Big Banks Swipe Millions from Public Assistance Recipients: ATM fees take a big bite out of assistance checks in California. More►
  • What's Your Financial Literacy Story?: Break out the #FinancialLiteracyMonth hashtag during April. More►
  • Now is THE Time to Create Awareness: Gigi Hyland exhorts credit unions to spread the word. More► 
  • Why Do Boards Need to Consider Board Turnover? : Read this week's A Direct Line and start the conversation at your credit union.
  • Financial Fitness Day: Credit unions around the country are celebrating Financial Fitness Day to raise money and awareness for financial education. 
  • Mortgage Lending: CU Times's latest focus report centers on mortgage lending. More► 
  • Why Do Boards Need to Consider Board Turnover?: Read this week's A Direct Line and start the conversation at your credit union.
  • Financial Literacy Month: April is Financial Literacy Month. Find out the 30 steps to financial wellness. More►
  • Mortgage Lending: CU Times's latest focus report centers on mortgage lending. More► 
  • One-Third of Consumers Don't Use Branches: But, don't forget, half of all Americans still bank in person. More►
  • CUNA Releases Results of Exam Survey: 58% of the credit union CEOs surveyed reported they were satisfied with their exams, while 27% were dissatisfied. More►
  • Billings FCU Helps Mom Avoid Financial Ruin: News Now and the aSmarterChoice Blog reported on this story initially featured in Yellowstone Valley Woman magazine.  
  • "Financial Fitness Day" Fundraiser: Kick off National Financial Literacy Month with "Financial Fitness Day" on April 2. More► 
  • Let's Stuff the Suggestion Box on Risk-Basked Capital: Our "A Direct Line" blog explains why credit unions should comment on NCUA's RBC Proposal. More►

 

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