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  1. // Biz Kid$

    CUs Encouraged to Apply for NCUF Biz Kid$ Financial Education Grants

    Credit union organizations can now apply for new Biz Kid$ Financial Education Grants from the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) through March 31, 2014.

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  2. // REAL Solutions News

    NCUF’s Non-Prime Auto Lending Program to be Tested in Filene’s Accessible Financial Services Incubator

    The National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) announced today that the Filene Research Institute will test its non-prime auto lending program in Filene’s new accessible financial services incubator. Funded by a $700,000 grant from the Ford Foundation, the incubator will test, package and scale innovative, viable financial products that benefit low-and-moderate-income US consumers.

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  3. // REAL Solutions News

    NCUF Exec Director Gigi Hyland Interviewed on CUBroadcast


    Gigi Hyland, National Credit Union Foundation Executive Director, was recently interviewed by Mike Lawson from CUBroadcast. She discussed her new responsibilities, goals, and challenges to enhance the effectiveness of the NCUF and its diverse industry outreach efforts.

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  4. // REAL Solutions News

    Happy National Philanthropy Day!

    Friday, Nov. 15, is a day set aside to recognize and pay tribute to the great contributions that philanthropy – and those people and organizations active in the philanthropic community – are making to improve our lives, our communities and our world.

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  5. // Youth & Young Adults

    WI CU League: A Young Wisconsinite Can Save $117,000 over a Lifetime Using a Credit Union

    From the Wisconsin Credit Union League: A young person in Wisconsin can save as much as $117,000 over a lifetime of using a not-for-profit credit union for borrowing and saving.

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  6. // Youth & Young Adults

    NCUF’s Kitsch Featured on Financial Literacy Field Hearing Panel

    On September 26, 2013, Lois Kitsch, National REAL Solutions™ Program Director for the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF), participated in a Financial Literacy and Education Commission field hearing on Youth and Post-secondary Financial Education, organized by the Financial Literacy and Education Commission.

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  7. // Emerging Markets

    Reaching the Underserved Hispanic Market

    According to the 2010 U.S. Census Report, 50.5 million people residing in the United States were of Hispanic or Latino origin. This represents 16% of the U.S. population, up from 12.5% in the 2000 Census Report. More than half of the growth in the total population of the United States between 2000 and 2010 was due to the increase in the Hispanic population. Furthermore, this growth is expected to continue, with Hispanics expected to represent 25% of the U.S. population by 2050.

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  8. // Development Education

    Registration Opens for 2014 Development Education (DE) Trainings

    Registration is now open for all three Credit Union Development Education (DE) training classes in 2014. This will be the first time three DE Trainings are held in a single year, with the first program taking place January in Chapel Hill, N.C. followed by trainings in April and September in Madison, Wis. Attendees of the National Credit Union Foundation’s (NCUF) six-day total immersion experience will learn about credit unions’ social responsibility and domestic and international development through interactive education and professional networking.

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  9. // Biz Kid$

    NCUF Biz Kid$ Program Coordinator Danielle Brown Interviewed on CUBroadcast

    Danielle Brown, Biz Kid$ Program Coordinator for NCUF, was recently interviewed by Mike Lawson from CUBroadcast. She talked about Biz Kid$ (the credit union funded public television series that teaches kids how to make and money), recent highlights, ways that credit unions can leverage the show, and much more.

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  10. // Financial Education

    New Financial Education Infographic from The Financial Brand

    The Financial Brand recently released a new infographic on financial education in the United States. It’s a powerful wrap-up and worth checking out.

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  11. // REAL Solutions News

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  12. // Biz Kid$

    National CU Foundation Approves 16 Biz Kid$ Education Grants for 2013

    The National Credit Union Foundation’s (NCUF) board of directors has approved 16 new Biz Kid$ grants for 2013, totaling $124,961. The new grants engage the credit union movement in using Biz Kid$ and its curriculum to build students financial literacy and economic education skills. Biz Kid$ is the credit union funded public television series that teaches kids about money management and entrepreneurship.

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  13. // REAL Solutions News

    New & Updated CU Case Studies Posted on Impact Center

    One of the things we’ve been working on here at REAL Solutions is going through the website here ensuring that the resources are updated and remain useful for credit unions to leverage. The biggest changes are in our “Solutions” section, where we having been removing outdated links and adding new resources for you. The most exciting additions are new and updated case studies for credit unions to look at and learn from.

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  14. // REAL Solutions News

    NCUF 2012-2013 Annual Report Released

    The National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) recently released their 2012-2013 Annual Report entitled “Helping Credit Unions Making the Difference.” The report highlights NCUF activities related to programs and grants over the 12 months.

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  15. // League Highlights

    Retirement Fair Case Study from Illinois CU League Posted

    Retirement Fairs are designed to get participants thinking about their desired lifestyle during their golden years and more importantly building their understanding of how much savings they will need to fund their lifestyle decisions.

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