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In depth analysis and commentary on trends and issues in the credit union industry.
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. 

Posted June 21, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Three trends will influence the future of work.
Posted June 19, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Average fees for advisors hover around 0.75% to 0.80%.
Posted June 16, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Growing inflation will impact wages and medical costs.
Posted June 14, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Consumers drive 70% of spending.  Wage increases slump and consumers are more often covering spending by incurring debt, notes an article at Bloomberg.com.     Those with lower incomes may be
Posted June 12, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Seventy four percent of employers intend to hire 2017 grads.
Posted June 09, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Variable pay plans have undergone dramatic change since the ‘80s.
Posted June 07, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Seventy four percent would start a business if they knew where to find help.
Posted June 05, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Unemployment at 16 year low of 4.3%.
Posted June 02, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Thirty six percent of millennials save more than 20% of yearly wages.
Posted May 31, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Average vehicle ownership time was 79.3 months in 2015—a new record.
Posted May 31, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Many investors do not know what advisers do.
Posted May 26, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Failing to plan early for retirement bothers 22% of adults.
Posted May 24, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Xers and single parents worry about housing costs.
Posted May 22, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Employers benefit when they accommodate investment needs of various generations.
Posted May 19, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Tighter credit impacts auto manufacturing.
Posted May 17, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Recent graduates can find financial success when they follow a plan.
Posted May 12, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Expect federal college loans to cost hundreds of dollars more.
Posted May 12, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Financial services industry most at risk for cyberattacks.
Posted May 10, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Ten percent of potential buyers expect to purchase a home within the upcoming year.
Posted May 08, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Individual contributions comprise only 13% of dollars deposited annually in IRAs.
Posted May 05, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Most direct deposit fraud occurs in higher education arena.
Posted May 03, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Thirty six percent of Americans spend less this year.
Posted May 01, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Greatest socio-economic shifts occurred in the last two years.
Posted April 28, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Existing debt delays home purchase for Xers by four years.
Posted April 26, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Investors in the West most inclined to favor real estate as investment.
Posted April 24, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Making financial choices together is a money management style preferred by 36% of couples.
Posted April 21, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Fifty four percent cut spending and 74% make changes in investing habits.

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