Musings from the CU Suite

May 27, 2022

Your NAFCU Weekend Reading Pile

Compiled by Anthony Demangone, Powered by NAFCU

We celebrate Memorial Day next Monday. And in reality, we celebrate it this entire weekend.

It is a worthy event to celebrate. Men and women laid down their lives for our country, and that fact should never be forgotten or undervalued.

Memorial Day wasn’t always a thing. Following the Civil War, the practice of decorating the graves of fallen soldiers. It was originally Decoration Day. The tradition spread state by state. Not until 1971 did it become an official Federal Holiday on the last Monday of May.

I can’t imagine an America without Memorial Day. But it did exist without it. Until people saw a need to do something honorable. That idea caught on and spread to where it is today.

Sometimes it is tough to start something new. There is so much out there already. What difference can we make?

A lot. You can make a huge difference.

Now, on to this week’s reading pile.  

  • How smart FIs are retooling OD fees to stay competitive. (FB)
  • Financial stress is almost universal. (FastCo)
  • Possibility is fragile. (Godin)
  • 3 common customer complaints and how to address them. (Fool)
  • Fed Report finds 78% percent of Americans are “doing okay or living comfortably.” (NAFCU Today)
  • U.S. births increases slightly in 2021. First increase since 2021. (Calculated Risk)

About the Author

Anthony Demangone, Executive Vice President and COO, NAFCU

Anthony 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. He also authors NAFCU's executive blog, Musings from the CU Suite and co-authored "Managing and Leading Well," a book for credit union leaders, with NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger.

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