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Credit Unions Light it Up at GAC 2018!

Credit Unions Light it Up at GAC 2018!

A room of nearly 400 Filene members and supporters gathered on Monday at CUNA's Governmental Affairs Conference to help celebrate and honor the work that the credit union industry is doing to help light the path to a brighter financial future for millions of people. After a bit of Filene brain food, we heard from Andrea Sreshta, co-founder of LuminAID, with a filling of heart-warming inspiration about her company's work literally lighting up cities after disasters. 

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Key Takeaways from the Hindsight Prototype Test

Key Takeaways from the Hindsight Prototype Test

Have you ever gone to a conference, experienced a series of eye-opening Aha! moments, only to get home with very little memory of what you’d intended to learn? Us, too.  

A creative team of four Filene i3 innovators dreamed up and built Hindsight to increase conference productivity, create a more engaged audience, boost post-conference action, and – you guessed it – aid in remembering everything covered at an 80 miles-per-hour conference. So how does Hindsight work, exactly? 

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A Taste of Our Own Medicine

A Taste of Our Own Medicine

Just like credit union’s face every few years with their own sites, the filene.org site was starting to show its age as technology was changing around us. Our own studies have shown that credit union’s online presence matters.  More and more consumers are going online as their primary research and shopping channels and often times this is where the first impression of an organization is made. Well, we swallowed our pride and recognized that we needed to work on our own first impression. We can’t just talk the talk, it’s time to also walk the walk. 

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A Worthy New Year’s Resolution

A Worthy New Year’s Resolution

Did you tell yourself in January that 2018 will be the year you keep your New Year’s resolutions? Now, one month in, are you still holding up that promise to yourself and your family to take that vacation you’ve always wanted? Have you taken steps to begin volunteering more regularly? Are you still going to the gym four or five times a week?

Only 8% of people keep their New Year's resolutions. Maybe their resolutions were too lofty or they lost momentum. Some resolutions are harder to forget than others, especially when the unexpected occurs....

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What are the top most procrastinated tasks?

What are the top most procrastinated tasks?

As the famous line from Benjamin Franklin goes, “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”

So, it would appear logical that perhaps second only to procrastination of filing taxes would one find procrastination of filing a will. In fact, 64% of Americans say they do not have a will. Of that, about 27% say there’s no urgent need to make one and 15% believe they don't need one at all.  

Sadly, here's the reality: you can’t escape either one. 

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