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Below are links to the news items that we posted on our home page during May 2014.

May 2014 Items

  • Is College Worth Going into Debt?: A financial literacy survey suggests there's no simple answer, but financial advice is key to making it work. More►
  • Top 10 Smartest States for Financial Literacy: Montana's not on the WalletHub list, but a few of our neighbors are.  
  • Other Duties as Assigned: In this week's A Direct Line urges directors to take on a very important task. More►
  • May 29 is 529 College Savings Day: DailyFinance.com sets out four reasons 529 Plans are great. Monanans, start yours here.
  • Financial Education Key to Millennials: CU Times reports that millennials need financial education, and the Financial Brand says they want budgeting help from their FI.
  • Other Duties as Assigned:In this week's A Direct Line urges directors to take on a very important task. More►
  • Risk-Based Capital -- 1,100 Comment Letters and Counting: On Thursday, NCUA Board Member Rick Metsger talks with CU Times.  More►
  • Credit Unions Observe Memorial Day: Throughout the country credit unions found ways to honor the military this year. More►
  • MCUCD Honors SAF for Matched Savings Support: The Student Assistance Foundation received the 2014 Philosophy in Action Award. More►
  • Risk-Based Capital: CUNA lays out its concerns with NCUA's RBC proposal. More►
  • Empowering People, Amplifying Dreams: CO-OP Financial Services kicked off a credit union brand campaign targeted at millenials, who reportedly are drawn to credit union values. More►
  • Montana Volunteers Swap Stories: This week, A Direct Line recounts highlights from the MCUN Annual Convention. More►
  • Small Credit Unions Need to Comment: CUNA needs credit unions below the $50 mil. threshold to comment on NCUA's RBC proposal. More►
  • Empowering People, Amplifying DreamsL CO-OP Financial Services kicked off a credit union brand campaign targeted at millenials, who reportedly are drawn to credit union values. More►
  • Montana Volunteers Swap Stories: This week, A Direct Line recounts highlights from the MCUN Annual Convention. More►
  • Risk-Based Capital Comment Period: With the May 28 deadline looming, News Now reports that NCUA has received over 550 letters from credit unions and supporters.
  • Financial Fraud Biggest Fear in U.S. : FoxBusiness.com reports that cyber theives and identity theft worry Americans more than threats against national security.
  • aSmarterChoice.org Blog: A GoBankingRates article on "banking style" says credit unions are best for people who value being a "member of the team." More►
  • Housing Finance Reform : CU Times and News Now reports that the housing finance reform bill clears that Senate Banking Committee.  
  • Engaging Younger Members: Creditunions.com reports on how three credit unions -- including Missoula FCU -- are building relationships with local high school students. More►
  • Pay for Volunteering, Part II: In this week's A Direct Line, read more about pay for credit union volunteers.
  • Risk-Based Capital Proposal: NCUA board members say the current proposal will undergo "significant changes" before it's finalized. More► 
  • Engaging Younger Members: Creditunions.com reports on how three credit unions -- including Missoula FCU -- are building relationships with local high school students. More►
  • Pay for Volunteering, Part II: In this week's A Direct Line, read more about pay for credit union volunteers.
  • Fast World. Slow Money: Credit unions and Aesop's Tortoise have a lot in common. More► 
  • Writing effective Comment Letters: Follow these four steps to have your voice heard. More►
  • Financial Cluelessness is Widespread: Can you pass a simple finance quiz? Most people in the world can't. More► 
  • Credit Union Relief Bills Sail ThroughThe U.S. House adopted three bills by voice vote last night. More► :
  • Ways credit unions can use member data: Crunch numbers in your core processing system and use the information to solve problems and create opportunities. More►
  • In A Direct Line: Pay for Volunteering. More► 
  • Credit Union Relief Bills in Congress This Week: The House Financial Services Committee and the U.S. House have a number of bills affecting credit unions on their dockets this week. More► 
  • CUNA's March Report Shows CU Balance Sheets Strong: CUNA's monthly credit union estimates show credit union year-over-year loans up 8.5% and year-over-year savings up 3.8%. More►
  • It's "Off to the Races!": Our Annual Convention starts this week, and our blog, A Direct Line, offers directors tips on getting the most out of their experience. More► 
  • Want to Avoid Rising ATM Fees: U.S. News shares tips, including using credit unions' to take advantage of their shared networks. More► 
  • May Jobs Report : Business Insider reportsthat this month's jobs report "crushed expectations" while the labor participation rate fell.
  • 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►

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