Musings from the CU Suite

Your Credit Union Weekend Reading Pile, Courtesy of NAFCU

Compiled by Anthony Demangone, Powered by NAFCU

We've made it to the end of another week. I, for one, am thankful.

I have a great group of colleagues who do amazing work. 

NAFCU's membership keeps growing. Both state and federally-chartered credit unions are joining in bunches. I'm not bragging. I'm grateful. I think it is our board and our staff that is driving this growth. And meeting new members is a true shot in the arm. As is talking with our long-term members.

I'm a huge fan of servent-leadership, and I know we're lucky to be able to work in an industry and in jobs that, at their core, are servant-based. 

As always, thanks for what you do for our industry. If you ever need anything from us at NAFCU, please let me know.

And most importantly, have a wonderful weekend.

- Anthony

Now, on to this week's reading pile!

  • The job market is tight. Amazingly tight. Just look at this chart for an example. Weekly initial unemployment claims decrease to 222,000. (Calculated Risk)
  • The average credit card rate is now more than 17%. (Bankrate)
  • I think you'll enjoy this. Useful hacks. (Collaborative Fund)
  • Explainer: What is a blockchain? (H/T to Henry Meier) (MIT Technology Review)
  • Not a great demographic trend. We're having fewer babies. (Wealth of Common Sense)
  • A must read. A very straight-forward overview of what was inside S. 2155. (NAFCU Today)
  • My first thought was about what this means for collections. Why no one answers their phones anymore. (The Atlantic)
  • The psychology of money. (Collaborative Fund)
  • Wells Fargo not alone: OCC finds sales abuses at other banks. (American Banker)
  • Throat clearing isn't necessary. (Godin)
Picture of my daughter and me.
This was taken before last weekend's Father/Daughter dance. Wow, does time fly. 


About the Author

Anthony Demangone, Executive Vice President and COO, NAFCU

Anthony DemangoneAnthony Demangone, NCCO is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at NAFCU, where he oversees day-to-day operations and manages the association's education, marketing, membership, human resources, building facilities, finance and information technology functions.

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