Why Target Date Funds are the Wrong Investment Vehicle for Many Credit Union Executives

Target date funds are popular for many 401(k) plan participants because they offer an investment strategy that automatically reduces risk as one approaches retirement. They’re especially effective for investors who don’t want to self-manage their retirement assets and younger investors under 50. Further, target date funds align with the needs…

How Credit Unions Can Create a Modern Workplace in a Competitive Job Market

Throughout the pandemic, transition to virtual work, and subsequent Great Resignation, employees are reflecting on what’s important to them in the workplace as companies return to the traditional work environment. However, many employers are challenged with a growing number of employees, particularly women, leaving the workforce to pursue more flexible…

How Female Leaders Can Stand Out in the Credit Union Movement

According to data released by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), 51% of credit union CEOs are women. Still, women are less represented in the credit union workplace now than in the 1980s. Jill Nowacki and Judy Tharp join C.U. on the Show to discuss common workplace challenges women face,…

Preliminary Steps for Credit Unions Acquiring Another Financial Institution

In the first part of this interview, Doug and Jeff Cardone discussed the process, requirements, and questions credit unions should address before entering into a merger or acquisition (M&A) transaction. In the second part of the “C.U. on the Show” episode, Doug and Jeff delve into the acquiring or buying…

Why Financial Planning is an Essential Executive Benefit for Credit Union Leaders

Traditional financial planning offers practical tools for rank-and-file employees; however, it simply doesn’t capture the full breadth of complex financial situations and compensation benefits a credit union executive has to manage in the C-suite. For example, beyond a standard 401(k), executives may also have a 457(b), 457(f), or split-dollar plan…

Personal Financial Planning: A Missing—Essential—Piece in the Credit Union Executive Benefits Package

The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent Great Resignation have put significant pressure on employers to reevaluate their recruiting and retention efforts to seamlessly maintain operations and welcome a new generation of team members. While companies are primarily seeing this shift among their front-line positions, there has been a recent spike in…

Executive Compensation Factors Credit Unions Should Evaluate Before a Merger or Acquisition

Has your credit union board considered partnering with a stronger credit union to expand your field of membership, improve the quality of your services, or mitigate financial concerns? Perhaps your board members and executives have already begun having informal conversations to see which institutions align best with your membership, employees,…

What Subordinated Debt Is and How Credit Unions Can Benefit from It

Capital planning is an essential step in helping your credit union grow, remain regulatory-compliant, and seize opportunities as they arise, such as a merger or acquisition. In this episode of “C.U. on the Show,” Doug welcomes guest Jeff Cardone to discuss how accessing secondary capital in the subordinated debt (sub-debt)…

How Credit Union CEOs Can Identify the Opportune Time to Make Bold Leadership Moves that Balance Personal Financial Risk

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ACT Advisors today published a white paper for credit union CEOs analyzing how ambitious organizational decisions can potentially affect a CEO’s future employment—and personal finances—and how to strategically balance that risk with long-term simulation planning and executive benefits. Asheville, NC – ACT Advisors, a firm specializing in comprehensive financial planning…

How Credit Union CEOs Can Make Bold Moves and Balance Personal Risk—At the Same Time

When is the appropriate time to undertake your boldest or most innovative projects? As a credit union CEO, you’ve likely considered how the risk of significant organizational changes may affect your future employment, and ultimately, long-term finances. These risks may arise from financial strain on your credit union or political…