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President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability

Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to key administration posts:... More

Big, Small, or Online? Young Adults’ Evolving Financial Preferences

Does your Website double as a ‘sales prevention tool’? If so, you need to fix that … and soon. Researcher Rob Rubin uses a 1,400-response survey to tease out the preferences online consumers, particularly young adults, harbor for their financial relationships. Learn why ‘good service’ often simply means ‘suitable’ electronic service and how to prioritize your focus not just in online attraction but in online retention and engagement.... More

National CU Foundation Holds "Financial Reality Fair" at GAC

In conjunction with the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) in Washington, DC last week, the National Credit Union Foundation’s (NCUF) REAL Solutions Program held their first D.C. Financial Reality Fair. A Reality Fair is an interactive financial literacy tool for high school students.

The fair was held at the Rayburn House Office Building on March 2, 2011. Approximately 40-50 area high school students attended from H.D. Woodson High School. GAC attendees and others also stopped by to learn more about the Reality Fair concept.

“I think the fair engaged our students in the process of learning more effectively than any field trip I personally have ever seen,” said David Mauldin, Vice Principal. “Soon many of them will be out in the real world where every day is a ‘financial reality fair.’ They are all more prepared to make wiser choices because of this event.”... More

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