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CU Succeed – Financial Education for Teens

CU Succeed® is a cooperative venture brought to you by participating credit union leagues across the nation. Our primary goal is to assist credit unions in the United States and Canada in attracting teen members. Second, we strive to provide valuable financial education to teens while raising their awareness of the credit union difference. Ultimately, we seek to convince teens that the best place for their money – now and in the future – is with their credit union. {Read The Full Article}

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Upcoming Events:

October 17 – International Credit Union Day.  Credit unions continually demonstrate their ability to improve the lives of individuals, families, communities and countries around the world, and have done so for generations. This is the time to show your members how credit unions Unite for Good.

October 29-30 – Joint Marketing & Lending Conference.  Get together with your peers from Nebraska AND Kansas in exciting Kansas City.  A full day of Marketing and a full day of Lending with a Murder Mystery in between!  Registration is now open – click here!
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Advocates Tell Congress…Don’t Tax My Credit Union

Advocates from Nebraska credit unions and the League traveled to Washington DC for the annual Hike the Hill where they met with Nebraska’s congressional delegation to discuss legislative issues important to credit unions including the credit union federal tax exempt status.  The two day event began with a legislative briefing at the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) and followed by meetings with each of Nebraska’s three Congressmen and two Senators as well as a virtual rally online hosted by CUNA to promote the protection of the credit union tax exempt status.  Ten other leagues held their Hike the Hill at the same time. {Read The Full Article}

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Fees and Funds: Not the Only Measure of Good 401(k) Plans

As you’re researching the best 401(k) plans to offer your employees, it’s prudent to carefully examine the fees involved and the variety of fund choices. But this is a notoriously difficult product to assess with an apples-to-apples comparison.

You can compare some administrative fees among plan providers, but your participants’ requests and choices trigger other types of fees. Also, fees can’t always be reliably estimated because some depend on usage over time, such as withdrawal fees. Investment fees also differ. Using benchmarking services can help you gauge whether you’re paying a reasonable amount for the size of your plan. {Read The Full Article}

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AIA NE People’s Choice Award – SAC FCU New Headquarters

SAC-Federal-Credit-Union---New-Corporate-Headquarters-3AIA NE People’s Choice Award – SAC FCU New Headquarters

Bellevue, Nebraska, October 7, 2013 – The People’s Choice Award for distinguished accomplishment in excellence in unbuilt design by the AIA Nebraska/A Society of the American Institute of Architects was awarded to Leo A. Daly for the design of SAC Federal Credit Union, Corporate Headquarters constructed by MCL Construction. {Read The Full Article}

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UNLIMITED TALK, TEXT AND DATA GUARANTEED FOR LIFE — NOW JUST $65/MO.

Introducing Sprint One Up

Upgrade your smartphone every year with no fi nance fees and enjoy the Unlimited, My WaySM plan featuring unlimited talk, text and data while on the Sprint network, now for $65/mo. — the lowest price of any national carrier. Save $45/mo. over comparable plans at Verizon and AT&T. {Read The Full Article}

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CO-OP Network Access

We read it in surveys time and again. The number one thing members look for in a financial institution is convenience. But offering convenience is expensive. How can a credit union compete in today’s marketplace?

Take ATM access for example. A study by Raddon Financial Group in Spring of 2013 shows that nearly half of all consumers use ATMs located at their primary institution’s branch locations, while only 12% use a foreign ATM. We believe that one reason is that consumers prefer not to pay fees to access their own money. For customers of the largest banks, this isn’t an issue. Wells Fargo has about 12,000 ATMs nationwide.  Bank of America has around 16,200. And Chase Bank has over 18,000 ATMs. How is any credit union supposed to compete with that? {Read The Full Article}

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Welcome Joscelyn to NCUL

The League is pleased to announce Joscelyn Darling has joined our staff.  Joscelyn is the new Administrative Services Assistant and will be assisting in areas like CMN, Save to Win, and more.  We are excited to add her to our NCUL team!  You can contact Joscelyn at jdarling@nebrcul.org or 800-950-4455 x201. {Read The Full Article}

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Governor Heineman Signs Credit Union Day Proclamation

On October 16th, Nebraska credit union members joined Governor Dave Heineman in the Warner Senate Chamber in Nebraska’s State Capitol, where he presented a proclamation designating Thursday, October 17, 2013 as International Credit Union Day in the State of Nebraska.

In the proclamation, Governor Heineman wrote, “Credit unions empower people to improve their economic situations in 101 nations around the world, through 56,000 credit unions currently serving the financial needs to 200 million members, including Nebraska’s 445,000 members”. {Read The Full Article}