Thursday, January 13, 2011


Ever do a search on YouTube using the key words, credit union? If you haven’t, you might want to get a feel for the countless videos posted to this popular site by credit unions, leagues, associations, and those of us like me who have an affinity for the movement.

When you do your search, you’ll come across campaign videos like those recently completed for the Nebraska Credit Union League. Those were the latest salvo in the credit union vs. bank series of videos I found. Other leagues and associations had their videos posted as well. Even the Ghana Cooperative Credit Union Association  had a presence. And yes, the NCUA was also among the mix, making sure that our friend Suzie was up front and center. 

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


Happy New Year to all who embrace the cooperative principles!

We are now less than one year away from the start of the United Nation’s International Year of Cooperatives and one way I believe that credit unions (as financial cooperatives) can prepare to celebrate this once-in-lifetime event, should be in association with the new financial literacy rule on federal credit unions.