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Nicole commented on Being Someone Else’s (and your own) Financial Expert

Such a cool thought. And so timely...the conversation around seeing value in others' perspectives is just gettin' started in the US.

I wonder how else credit unions might support this? One thought: often credit unions can use their branch spaces as community hubs for such activities. 



Nicole commented on Goal/dream savings

Ahhh, you had me at Carl & Ellie! Love them. Thanks for your contribution; all good points about the importance of saving :) You clearly have a strong passion for the ideal of saving, please take a look at some other posts and see if any ideas spark which can help people save on a regular basis.


Nicole commented on Scholarships for the Elderly

Hi Cristina,

Thanks for your contribution!

It sounds like funds would be raised for younger folks (under 50) for older folks (50+) to take care of various expenses, is that right?

Might be interesting to think about narrowing the scope on the types of things contributors may get excited about giving to. Thought leaders in modern philanthropy encourage giving-objectives to be 1) very specific and 2) positively compelling (i.e. people are more willing to contribute to a cause when they feel its likely they can make positive change). 

Perhaps rather than contributing to a fund for living expenses, contributors may get excited/involved in contributing to things like a 60 year old skydiving or swimming with sharks for the first time etc.

How might our sponsors or the credit union movement support this? Might a scholarship matching fund of sorts be interesting?

Looking forward to seeing this idea move along!