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In depth analysis and commentary on trends and issues in the credit union industry.
Posted September 18, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Deferring Social Security can add 6 8% per year delayed from ages 62 70 to lifetime benefits.
Posted September 15, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Eighty percent of Americans are satisfied with their standard of living.
Posted September 13, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Millennials stand to lose $3.46 million by the time they retire.
Posted September 11, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Benefit packages assist in recruitment and retention efforts.
Posted September 08, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Retirement benefits a priority for millennials.
Posted September 06, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Average student loan balance is $34,000.
Posted September 01, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Target salary for those seeking new jobs is $58,000.
Posted August 30, 2017 by CUNA Economics
In July, the median price of a home was $258,300.
Posted August 28, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Almost ten percent of consumers earning at least $100,000 say they can’t make ends meet.
Posted August 25, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Financial worries impact job performance and retirement saving.
Posted August 21, 2017 by CUNA Economics

Seventy-four percent fail test on retirement income.  

Posted August 18, 2017 by CUNA Economics
More consumers going mobile to purchase school necessities.
Posted August 16, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Ninety nine percent of companies will offer raises next year.
Posted August 14, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Seventeen percent of companies offer sabbaticals.
Posted August 11, 2017 by CUNA Economics
American households spend a median $130 per week on food.
Posted August 09, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Corporate culture is a significant factor in employee retention.
Posted August 07, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Challenges for small businesses include economic issues and government policy.
Posted August 04, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Eighty percent of Xers say retirement planning is their foremost financial priority.
Posted August 02, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Seventy three percent of millennials influenced by loyalty programs when online shopping.
Posted July 31, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Median consumer beginning to claim Social Security replaces 103% of spendable income.
Posted July 28, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Women lack confidence in their investment abilities.
Posted July 17, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Twenty five percent of small business owners save nothing.   “Small business owners might be foolishly overconfident when it comes to retirement planning,” notes an article at Entrepreneur.      Sixty two
Posted July 14, 2017 by CUNA Economics
U.S. adoption rate of fintech services to reach 46%.
Posted July 12, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Retail sales in July and August expected to reach $857.18 billion in 2017.
Posted July 10, 2017 by CUNA Economics
About 61% of employees experience job disruption resulting in at least one year without income by age 70.
Posted July 07, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Employees may leave $100,000 on the table over 40 years of 401(k) savings shortfalls.
Posted July 05, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Fifty nine percent say expense of insurance prevents them from buying.
Posted July 03, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Seventeen percent of consumers worry about healthcare costs.
Posted June 30, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Thirty five percent of consumers do not save for vacation spending.
Posted June 28, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Card debt per household is $8,038 in Q1 2017.
Posted June 26, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Consumers should set aside enough money to meet 3 6 months’ worth of expenses.
Posted June 23, 2017 by CUNA Economics

Two-thirds of millennials think an inheritance will be important in funding retirement. 

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