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* PALO ALTO, Calif. (2/11/09)--Addison Avenue FCU is offering advice to couples exchanging Valentines--learn to communicate about money. "Just as you shouldn't reserve 'I love you' for one day a year, the key to a financial partnership is regular communication," said Doug Marshall, senior vice president of the $2 billion asset credit union in Palo Alto. "This holds especially true in times of hardship; it's crucial to discuss your situation and plan ahead," he added. The credit union offers six tips to assist couples, including: plan the wedding; consolidate accounts and set expectations; buy a home; become debt free; set aside a "financial date night" to communicate; and optimize finances by cutting out unnecessary expenses and setting aside funds for the important things (Business Wire Feb. 10) … * SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. (2/11/09)--Numerica CU employees donated more than $11,600 to three cancer care centers that serve Washington
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and Idaho. The recipients are Cancer Patient Care, serving Spokane and North Idaho; the Tri-Cities Cancer Center; and The Wellness Place in Wenatchee. The funds were raised at Numerica's Annual Benefit Auction, an event it has coordinated for the past 18 years.; a silent auction; and raffles. On hand for the presentation of a check for more than $7,000 were, from left: Rex Reed, president of Spokane's Cancer Patient Care; Numerica employees Kimberly Hulse and Jessica Hildahl; and Cliff Evans, executive director of Cancer Patient Care. (Photo provided by Numerica CU) … * HARRISBURG, Pa. (2/11/09)--The Pennsylvania Credit Union Association (PCUA) has hired Joanne Broderick as a compliance and operations officer (Life is a Highway Feb. 10). Broderick will provide customized compliance solutions for credit unions in the Western part of the state under a new program that will be introduced later this month, said PCUA. Broderick formerly worked as compliance officer at SPE FCU, State College …


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