National Association of Federal Credit Unions Calls for Retailer Data Standards

Data Standards

Alarmed at the rising number of customer data breaches happening at U.S. retailers, the National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU) is calling for action.

During the holiday season last year, Americans were shocked to learn that retailer Target’s systems had been breached, and that data from millions of customer debit cards had been stolen. The news only got worse in the weeks following, when several other retailers revealed that they, too, had experienced similar breaches.

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5 Cool Careers You May Not Have Considered

Cool Careers

Whether you’re searching for a career, or you’re searching for a career change, there are more options than deciding whether or not you’d prefer a desk job over a non-desk job… Considering the fact that many of us spend the majority of our waking hours working to make a living to support ourselves and our families, it is important to choose a career that doesn’t make you dread getting up in the morning!

Here are a few cool careers that don’t require a decade of school (and the loans that go with it)!

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Should the Bride’s Family Still Pay for the Wedding?


A recent Harris Poll finds that Americans believe in maintaining certain wedding traditions, while questioning others.

For instance, a full 84% of the respondents polled still believe that the bride’s father should “give her away” to her husband. However, a much smaller majority (54%) felt that the bride should be expected to wear a white dress.

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Early Retirement Causes Regret for Many

Early Retirement

Many Americans who took early retirement / Social Security benefits in recent years now regret that decision, according to the results of a new survey.

Nationwide Mutual Insurance said it polled 903 adults aged 50 or older who are either already retired, or plan to retire in the next 10 years recently, as part of its Nationwide Financial Retirement Institute consumer survey.

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Four Ways for Teachers to Save Money During the Summer

Teachers Save Money


We’re excited to share this helpful blog from NerdWallet this week with great tips for teachers on how to save money this summer!

Teachers may be some of the most undervalued workers in the nation despite doing one of the most important jobs. Several organizations are interested in giving back to teachers this summer through discounts and opportunities to earn a little extra spending money. NerdWallet has some ideas for teachers who want to save money and time this summer:

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Is Privacy a Thing of the Past?


The vast majority of Americans surveyed in a recent poll believe that data privacy is a quaint thing of the past. A lot of them are OK with that, so long as there is some benefit to losing their privacy.

Consulting firm Accenture said that 80% of consumers aged 20-40 in the United States and the United Kingdom recently polled believe total privacy no longer exists in the digital age.

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Beware of Falling Objects While Driving on Georgia Highways and Roads


The following blog post was originally posted on the MEMBERS AutoChoice blog.

Spring time is here! This means trucks, lawn trucks and other types of open bed vehicles filled with anything and everything will be traveling on Georgia’s roadways. The operators of these types of vehicles are normally non experienced drivers when it comes to hauling large loads; these types of loads may not be completely secured as you see them on the highways and roads. So as you are driving, be cautious when you find yourself behind someone who has items hanging out of an open bed truck.

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