Today's Links 12/16

Top link: Oscar Ties Health Insurance Premiums To Fitness Tracker

  • Why should you care? As we speculate about the usefulness of wearables in payments and money management, an insurance startup has already launched a direct tie-in. Buzzy health insurance startup Oscar is paying customers $1 per day, up to $240 annually, when they hit their step goal tracked on a Fitbit-like tracker from Misfit.

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Posted on December 16, 2014 .

Today's Links 12/15

Top link: Top 10 Retail Banking Trends And Predictions For 2015

  • Why should you care? The Top 10 Retail Banking Trends and Predictions for 2015 have been collected from a crowdsourced panel of more than 60 global financial services leaders including bankers, credit union executives, industry analysts, advisors, bloggers and fintech followers.

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Posted on December 15, 2014 .

Today's Links 12/12

Top link: Failure, Future and Cooperative Finance

  • Why should you care? When William Azaroff and David Klavitter joined the Filene Research Institute’s prestigious i3 (Ideas, Innovation, Implementation) Group in late 2012, they were excited. That’s because they were invited to join a group of peers and colleagues from credit unions across North America to focus on innovating concepts, solutions and advancements in service of credit unions.

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Posted on December 12, 2014 .

Today's Links 12/11

Top link: Hype: Why Credit Unions Are Getting Eaten Alive

  • Why should you care? CU Water Cooler editor Matt Davis says, "The idea of credit unions that I fell in love with is battered, but not dead. But if we want people to start caring about what we do, we have to start doing things differently again. We haven’t had a big event since 1934."

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Posted on December 11, 2014 .

Today's Links 12/10

Top link: Don't Be in the Dark with Your CU's Board Renewal Strategy

  • Why should you care? Filene's Research Director Ben Rogers joins Mike Lawson on CUbroadcast to shed a little light on how vital it is to the success of a credit union to have a board renewal strategy.

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Posted on December 10, 2014 .

Today's Links 12/08

Top link: Ralph Baer Has Died

  • Why should you care? Ralph Baer was a German-American video game pioneer, inventor, engineer, and was known as "The Father of Video Games", and was noted for his many contributions to games and the video game industry.

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Posted on December 8, 2014 .

Today's Links 12/04

Top link: It's Time To Teach Financial Literacy In High School

  • Why should you care? Seventy of incoming college freshman told us that they have never been taught basic financial literacy skills. Yet, they are signing up for student loans, opening credit cards and making decisions that will have a serious impact on the rest of their lives. Why don't we do more to help our children prepare for a financial world that can be extremely expensive when not understood properly?

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Posted on December 4, 2014 .

Today's Links 12/01

Top link: Finding The Truth

  • Why should you care? Laura Woods, from 1st Financial Federal Credit Union in St. Louis, spoke at the 2014 CU Water Cooler Symposium. This was a fabulous six-minute PechaKucha talk about her eight-year journey with her credit union.

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Posted on December 1, 2014 .