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    Michigan CU League Helping CUs with Financial Counseling

    Knowing the consumer need for trustworthy financial guidance while tight credit union budgets often restrict the number of staff able to attend a live training school, the Michigan Credit Union League (MCUL) offered a unique guided self-study financial counseling training program last year that resulted in 72 new Certified Credit Union Financial Counselors from 33 Michigan credit unions. Since then, MCUL has reached an estimated 170 credit union staff and more than1,850 consumers.

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    CUANM Helps Families Save Money & Reduce Debt with Savings Challenge

    Several New Mexico families who belong to their local credit unions now have better awareness and knowledge of good financial habits after participating in the 11-month “Savings Challenge New Mexico” and one lucky family is now $10,000 richer. The Challenge goals were basic stepping stones that provided each family with the skills to achieve better financial well-being. The three goals were: reduce debt, build savings and improve their credit score.

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    Wisconsin CU League’s Investor Education Reaching Thousands of WI CU Employees

    The Wisconsin Credit Union League is making a difference across the state with the Investor Education in Your Workplace™ (or “IEiYW™”) program. IEiYW is a free, online financial and investment education program made possible thanks to a grant from the Investor Protection Trust.

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    Illinois’ First FiCEP Training Concludes

    CUNA News Now – Nearly 30 individuals from 14 Illinois credit unions are on their way to graduating as Certified Credit Union Financial Counselors (CCUFC) of the REAL Solutions Enhanced Financial Counseling Certification Program (FiCEP).

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    Financial Training Certification Reaches Mid-point in Illinois

    CUNA News Now – More than 20 individuals from Illinois credit unions are halfway to “graduating” as Certified Credit Union Financial Counselors (CCUFC) of the REAL Solutions Enhanced Financial Counseling Certification Program (FiCEP).

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    Wisconsin Credit Unions’ Financial Literacy Efforts

    The Wisconsin Credit Union League sent out a great press release on financial literacy month about the great work that WI credit unions do around financial literacy all year-round.

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    Michigan’s 2011 CRI Report

    The Community Reinvestment Initiative supports the Michigan Credit Union League’s advocacy efforts through the CRI Report. The report is compiled each year using data from the CRI Survey and outside sources. Distributed to lawmakers during the CUNA GAC and throughout the year, the CRI Report contains information that demonstrates the good work credit unions do in their communities and further promotes the credit union difference.

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    Texas Credit Union Foundation Celebrates Financial Literacy Month

    Leveraging grants dollars provided by the Texas Credit Union Foundation (Foundation), the Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Dallas (CCCS) will offer 100 free webinars throughout April in honor of Financial Literacy Month. Consumers who attend at least three webinars will have the chance to win one of three $100 gift cards.

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    Investor Education in the Workplace – Video

    In 2010, the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association teamed up with the Pennsylvania Securities Commission and the Pennsylvania Office of Financial Education to pilot the Investor Education in the Workplace program. The pilot included 38 credit unions with over 1,500 employees.

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    Georgia Credit Union’s 2010 REAL Deal Report

    The following report is from the Georgia Credit Union Affiliates, which they distributed it to media, legislators, regulators, Georgia CUs and others. It was released in Oct. of last year.

    Their 2010 REAL Deal Report illustrates the impact Georgia credit unions consistently make on their members and their communities.

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    Credit Unions Delivered $203 Million to Wisconsin Consumers in 2010

    The Wisconsin Credit Union League, the league where REAL Solutions originally started, sent out a press release this week with some amazing statistics on the impact that REAL Solutions has made to consumers in Wisconsin.

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    Wisconsin Adds More CU Member Testimonials to their ‘For a Reason’ Website


    With the REAL Solutions member testimonial video contest ending last week, we’d like to highlight even more member testimonials (and CU staff testimonials), this time from Wisconsin. We’ve previously highlighted the Wisconsin Credit Union League’s “For a Reason” website last year, but recently they’ve added a lot more to their website, bringing the total to over 130!

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    REAL Solutions Illinois Closes Out 2010

    Innovations from the Filene Research Institute were discussed and representatives from the Illinois State Treasurer’s Office presented small-dollar loan programs at the final in-person meeting of REAL Solutions Partner credit unions in Illinois for this year.

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    REAL Solutions Illinois Talks Savings, Immigrant Outreach

    Illinois REAL Solutions’ credit unions met at the end of September to discuss savings challenges, immigrant outreach and other topics. The meeting was covered in CUNA News Now recently:

    “REAL Solutions field coach Mark Lynch presented information about The Savings Revolution, an idea from the Filene Research Institute through its i3 teams to allow people to overhaul their financial lifestyles to save money and reduce debit. Savings Revolution has two components: a savings challenge and a savings revolution…”

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    REAL Solutions is Saving $200 Million Annually for 2.2 Million Consumers in Wisconsin

    The Wisconsin Credit Union League, the league where REAL Solutions originally started, sent out a press release yesterday with some amazing statistics on the impact that REAL Solutions has made in Wisconsin and nationwide:

    “A credit union initiative that started in Wisconsin called REAL Solutions is saving $200 million annually on a full range of financial services for 2.2 million consumers across the state. Nationwide, REAL Solutions now involves more than 1,100 credit unions from 37 states and is returning $7 billion in annual benefits to 90 million Americans who are their members…”

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