Georgia's credit unions stand against elder abuse and financial exploitation

June 15th, 201823426 On June 15, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Georgia’s credit unions join the rest of the country and the globe in recognizing and opposing elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation. “I would say it’s a pretty steady trend we see among our elder members,” said Cindy Turner, vice president of compliance in the Enterprise Risk Management Department at LGE Community Credit Union in Atlanta, Ga. “And I think the problem is going to be on the rise because of the growth in that age category.” The U.S. Census Bureau predicts that the number of Americans over 65 years old will nearly double by 2050, growing from 43.1 million...

CONSIDER THIS: The realities of paying off student loans

March 2nd, 201849526 College graduates in Georgia are graduating with high hopes, bright futures – and decades worth of student debt. According to CollegeCalc, The average annual cost of tuition in Georgia was $10,055 a year for the 2016-2017 academic year. That’s $3,531 lower than the U.S. average and ranks Georgia as the 13th most affordable state or district to attend college. But Georgia students are still facing their share of student loan debt. A Georgia Credit Union Affiliates survey featuring more than 3,000 respondents across the state found about 33 percent of Georgians who went to college used student loans to help pay for their degree....

Delta Community Credit Union: Here's how to avoid fraud during holiday travel

November 28th, 201741490 The following article appeared on the Delta Community Credit Union blog Nov. 9. Delta Community Credit Union Georgia’s largest credit union with 24 branches across metro Atlanta and three outside Georgia. With the holidays in full swing, you may be planning on traveling to see family and friends. In between booking your flights and shopping for the perfect gifts, make sure you protect yourself from fraud and identity theft. A few simple security measures will give you peace of mind this holiday season. Before leaving, notify your financial institution of your travel plans. To thwart criminals, your bank or credit union might block...