Illinois credit union chapter leaders expressed emotions from “frustrated”, “powerless”, and “belittled” to “lucky”, “blessed”, and “victorious” after participating in a recent eye-opening poverty simulation. The Life Simulation was recently introduced as part of the Illinois Credit Union League’s (ICUL) Chapter Leaders Conference. Hosted jointly with the Greater Decatur Chapter of Credit Unions, this annual […]



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We recently produced a great video about our Life Simulation experiential learning program. The program has credit union staff walk in the shoes of a low-wage family for two hours. It has them think about how difficult it can be to obtain affordable, quality transportation and live paycheck to paycheck. The exercise really opens people’s […]



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  Financial well-being is phrase that is heavily used in the credit union world, but what exactly does it mean? Executive Director Gigi Hyland uses a CFPB report entitled, “Financial Well-Being: The Goal of Financial Education” to aid in the discussion of defining financial well-being in this Credit Union Times article.  One aspect of financial […]



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