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Auto Related Loans
Warning: Reduced Car Payments May Cause Euphoria (ad)
published: 04/01/2013


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Use this ad to remind members of your low vehicle-loan rates--and the fun of having a new car!
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Credit/Debit
Keep Credit Intact: Dispute Report Errors (article)
published: 10/01/2013

 
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Use this article to tell members how to dispute credit report errors and warn them about the consequences of not doing so.
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CU Topics
Credit Unions’ Tax Status Well-Deserved (article)
published: 06/01/2013

 
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Let your members know that credit unions were created to provide financial services in a democratic, not-for-profit, cooperative manner—that is, with member ownership and control. Emphasize that those unique characteristics are the foundation of credit unions’ tax exemption.
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Pass Along Your Credit Union Legacy (article)
published: 03/01/2013

 
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Remind members that your full-family membership policy welcomes their relatives to outstanding financial products and services.
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Fraud
Secure, and Share, Your Passwords (resource box)
published: 06/01/2013


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Use this concise resource box to encourage each member to prudently share usernames and passwords with a trusted person, in case the member becomes incapacitated.
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General Lending
We’ll CU Through the Milestones of Your Life (new baby) (ad)
published: 02/01/2013


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This ad alerts members that your credit union has the loan options to help them welcome their newest family member. This is one in a series of four ads—see also ml-2924, ed-2925, and arl-2927.
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Money Management
What to Know Before You Visit a Payday Lender (article)
published: 08/01/2013

 
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Spread the word to and through your members: Before you walk in the door of a payday lender, look to your credit union for a good, lower-cost short-term loan.
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Retirement
Open Roth IRA Now, Avoid Taxes Later (article)
published: 06/01/2013

 
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Use this article to tout the benefits of Roth IRAs to your young-adult members. Encourage them to open a Roth at your credit union.
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Senior Adult
Direct Mail Letter: We Can Help You Stay in Your Home (direct mail)
published: 05/01/2013


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Use this direct mail letter to invite older home-owning members to apply for loans to improve their homes for longevity, by adding age-in-place components that make homes more comfortable for everyone. See also article sa-2999. [Observe proper disclosure requirements and use the equal housing logo with this direct mail letter.]
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Youth & Teen
Catch the $ave Wave—Youth Week Coloring Page (activity)
published: 02/01/2014


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Promote National Credit Union Youth Week by providing kids this themed coloring page. Use with corresponding Youth Week items yt-1407, yt-1408, yt-1409, yt-2056, yt-2294, yt-2295, yt-2539, yt-2571, yt-2966, and yt-3196.
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Catch the $ave Wave—Youth Week Coloring Page (activity)
published: 02/01/2014


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Promote National Credit Union Youth Week by providing kids this themed coloring page. Use with corresponding Youth Week items yt-1407, yt-1408, yt-1409, yt-2056, yt-2294, yt-2295, yt-2539, yt-2571, yt-2966, and yt-3195.
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Teach Your Children Financial Independence (article)
published: 12/01/2013

 
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Use this article to promote financial literacy to parents during National Credit Union Youth Week. Once you've posted the article to your website, you can link to it from your Twitter and Facebook accounts. Copy and paste the website's article link along with the following lead: "Youth need adults to pass on financial knowledge, and you don't need to be a financial whiz to make a difference. [LINK TO ARTICLE]." Remember, Twitter has a 140-character limit, so you may need to adjust the wording. Use with corresponding articles yt-1408, yt-2056, yt-2294 and yt-2539, poster art yt-1409, linking button art yt-2295 and yt-2966, and high-res logo yt-2571.
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Help Us Celebrate Youth! (article)
published: 12/01/2013

 
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Use this article to promote National Credit Union Youth Week, April 20-26, 2014, and the National Youth Saving Challenge during the month of April. Use with corresponding articles yt-1407, yt-2056, yt-2294 and yt-2539, poster art yt-1409, linking button art yt-2295 and yt-2966, and high-res logo yt-2571.
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Youth Week 2014 Poster Art (spot art)
published: 12/01/2013


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Use this theme art to promote National Credit Union Youth Week, April 20-26, 2014. The art is sized to print a high-resolution 8.5" x 11" poster. You can buy preprinted 22" x 27.875" posters—call 888-238-1360, and request item YWS401. Use with corresponding articles yt-1407, yt-1408, yt-2056, yt-2294 and yt-2539, linking button art yt-2295 and yt-2966, and high-res logo yt-2591. The Youth Week graphics are trademarks owned by CUNA. They are available to download for reprinting in credit union newsletters and communication to members. These trademarks may not be reproduced on other promotional materials.
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Start Them Young to Learn How to Save (article)
published: 12/01/2013

 
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Use this article to promote the idea of saving at an early age. Promote National Credit Union Youth Week, April 20-26, 2014 and the National Youth Saving Challenge during the month of April. Use with corresponding articles yt-1407, yt-1408, yt-2294 and yt-2539, poster art yt-1409, high-res logo yt-2571, and linking button art yt-2295 and yt-2966.
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Sharpen Your Savings Skills (article)
published: 12/01/2013

 
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Use this article to offer kids of all ages tips on how to save money. Promote National Credit Union Youth Week, April 20-26, 2014, and the National Youth Saving Challenge during the month of April. Use with corresponding articles yt-1407, yt-1408, yt-2056, and yt-2539, poster art yt-1409, linking button art yt-2295 and yt-2966, and high-res logo yt-2571.
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Catch the Save Wave (linking button) (spot art)
published: 12/01/2013


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Promote National Credit Union Youth Week, April 20-26, 2014, and the National Youth Saving challenge during the month of April. Use this linking button on your home page. Add a line of copy to entice youth to visit a page describing your fun Youth Week and Saving Challenge activities. Use with corresponding articles yt-1407, yt-1408, yt-2056, yt-2294 and yt-2539, linking button (with dates) yt-2966, poster art yt-1409, and high-res logo yt-2571. The Youth Week graphics are trademarks owned by CUNA. They are available to download for reprinting in credit union newsletters and communication to members. These trademarks may not be reproduced on other promotional materials.
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Youth Can Catch the $ave Wave This April (article)
published: 12/01/2013

 
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Use this article to promote National Credit Union Youth Week, April 20-26, 2014. Once you've posted the article to your website, you can link to it from your Twitter and Facebook accounts. Copy and paste the website's article link along with the following lead: "Stop by during Youth Week, April 20-26 to show the youth in your life how to catch the save wave! [LINK TO ARTICLE]" Remember, Twitter has a 140-character limit, so you may need to adjust the wording. Use with corresponding articles yt-1407, yt-1408, yt-2056, and yt-2294, linking button art yt-2295 and yt-2966, poster art yt-1409, and high-res logo yt-2571.
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Credit Unions Celebrate Youth in April (logo) (spot art)
published: 12/01/2013


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Use this high-resolution art to promote Youth Week activities in April. Use with corresponding articles yt-1407, yt-1408, yt-2056, yt-2294, and yt-2539, poster art yt-1409, and linking buttons yt-2295 and yt-2966. The Youth Week graphics are trademarks owned by CUNA. They are available to download for reprinting in credit union newsletters and communication to members. These trademarks may not be reproduced on other promotional materials.
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Catch the $ave Wave (linking button with Youth Week dates) (spot art)
published: 12/01/2013


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Promote National Credit Union Youth Week, April 20-26, 2014, and the National Youth Saving Challenge during the month of April. Use this linking button (showing the Youth Week dates) on your home page. Add a line of copy to entice youth to visit a page describing your fun Youth Week and Saving Challenge activities. Use with corresponding articles yt-1407, yt-1408, yt-2056, yt-2294 and yt-2539, poster art yt-1409, linking button without dates yt-2295, and high-res logo yt-2571. The Youth Week graphics are trademarks owned by CUNA. They are available to download for reprinting in credit union newsletters and communication to members. These trademarks may not be reproduced on other promotional materials.
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Take the Road to Savings (activity)
published: 05/01/2013


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Use this activity to teach kids to avoid temptations that will keep them from reaching their savings goals. This activity is suggested for ages 6 to 9.
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