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January 7, 2010

Big Questions For 2010

2010 begins with an immense question attached to it:  Where will the economy go this year?  Confounding any sort of clear answer are the conflicting signs of continued recovery and renewed downturn that came with the close of 2009: The housing market has seen home prices rise for the sixth straight month in October.  However, […]

December 7, 2009

Will A Shift In Long-Term Borrowing Capacity Of Consumers Impact Your Business Model?

In February 2009, we published a c. notes article titled, Liquidity: 9 “What-Ifs” Worth Exploring.  Even though liquidity is not a concern now for many credit unions, events outside of their control could quickly make it a serious issue.  The article encourages credit unions to answer key valid questions to help prepare them for the […]

November 23, 2009

Lessons Learned: Are You Passing Up A Great Opportunity?

The frequency and magnitude of surprises in 2009 have created a unique learning opportunity that should not be passed up.  Too often, after navigating through a strategic challenge or opportunity, managements move on to the next issue without identifying the lessons learned from the most recent experiences.  This need not be a complex exercise.  In […]

November 18, 2009

2010 has got to be better than 2009… Right?

This statement sounds eerily similar to the statement we heard from many people in 2008 about 2009. By now most have read or heard the U.S. financial highlights for 3rd Qtr 2009.  Headlines touted the 3.5% annualized growth in GDP.  It is important for any business to evaluate the sustainability of this “good news” and […]

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