Tag Archives: Credit union

The Latest: Credit Union Growth on the Rise

22 Jul

Is credit union growth on the rise? It looks that way according to these articles:

Credit Unions Growing Again After Rough Recession Years

Credit Unions’ Rise Likely to Continue

Lower Costs Drive Credit Union Growth

Credit Unions’ Earnings Hit an All-Time High

Kansas Credit Unions Growth Figures Remain Strong

Don’t Tax My Credit Union Campaign

24 Jun

Via www.donttaxmycreditunion.org :

“’Don’t Tax My Credit Union’ is a national campaign dedicated to ensuring Congress doesn’t raise taxes on 96 million credit union members nationwide and preserves financial choice for American consumers. Join us today to share your story and tell Congress: Don’t Tax My Credit Union!”

We urge you to visit the link above and take action against raising taxes and imposing new fees on your credit union.


Budgeting Tools: Central Star’s Balance Program

21 Jun

First up, in our Budgeting Tools category is Central Star’s own program Balance.

Balance offers members certified counselors to speak with, help with managing money and debt, credit report reviews, home purchase counseling, and solutions to prevent identity theft.

They also offer three online tools designed to guide you through understanding and maintaining your finances. BalanceTrack offers mini financial education courses. OnTrack is an actual budget-making program. Financial Education provides in-depth articles, podcasts, calculators, and other resources to expand your fiscal knowledge.

Directly from their website, here is a detailed description of their services:

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Central Star Credit Union provides all members with free access to Balance and all it has to offer. It is a wonderful resource to help you learn about, construct, and cultivate your new budget plan.

Meet Central Star’s President Lee Williams

10 Jun


Lee Williams has worked in finance for over 30 years. For the last 13 years, she has served as Central Star Credit Union’s CEO. Interested in empowering individuals and improving the communities in which they live, Lee, is also a member of several local and national boards. Her areas of expertise are: financial literacy, budgeting, investing, predatory lending, and payday lending.  Lee Williams has presented to both local and national audiences, won numerous awards and recognitions in the financial community, and presented before Congress and state legislature. We will see a lot of Lee on this blog. She will be answering questions, giving advice, and even telling funny stories.