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Through independent research and innovation, the Filene Research Institute explores issues vital to the future of credit unions and consumer finance. You know that much.

Daria Musk Took a Risk and Now She’s Rock Star

Successful credit union leaders will have to overcome inertia, nostalgia and any urge they might have to hunker down and wait for the challenge and risk to pass. But facing the risk and moving ahead with determination and a sense purpose can open new doors and reap rewards. Just ask Daria Musk. As a matter of fact, you’ll have that opportunity at the THINK 13 Conference at the end of April, as Daria has just been added to the roster of speakers.

Credit Unions Solve for Inequality? (VIDEO)

By now most of us are aware of the statistics around rising income inequality in the United States. Research geeks (like me), following something called  the Gini Coefficient of Inequality.  For normal people (like you who have a social life), have probably read media accounts of  this trend. Over the past week, a video has captured the public's attention with an especially creative presentation of this trend. 

A Trip to the Autobahn: SXSW 2013

A Trip to the Autobahn: SXSW 2013

The largest event in the credit union system takes place a week before the biggest and baddest event in the world of interactive media. This juxtaposition can't be a mere coincidence -- it screams at people like me to tie these things together. What can credit unions learn from the...