17 Dec

Helping student loan borrowers builds lifelong relationships

first_imgAs fall arrives and students prepare to return to school, many are looking at how to finance their education. Based on a survey completed by LendKey and YouGov Plc., 75% of borrowers said that getting approved for a student loan was very easy. However, the same study showed that more than half of the borrowers were not given sufficient information about their loan repayments.Many of these borrowers were presented limited to no additional financing options beyond federal student loans. Students turn to their university for advice, but nearly 43% were presented with just one option, and more than 23% couldn’t recall what information was provided. Credit unions are poised to help fill this educational gap for young borrowers. As trusted financial advisers and community leaders, credit unions are ideally positioned to educate their existing and potential members about their financing options and the terms of student loans. Furthermore, credit unions are able to provide private student loans to young borrowers and their parents to help fund education responsibly. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

27 Sep

California Bathroom Bill Moves Forward

first_imgCitizenLink 24 July 2013California legislators have passed a bill that would force public schools to allow gender-confused youth to choose whether they would like to use the boys or girls restrooms and locker rooms based on their “gender identity.”If signed by the governor, AB 1266 would also let students who believe they are the opposite sex participate in sex-segregated activities, including sports teams. The new law would apply to students in elementary, middle and high school.“As a society, we know we must protect children from harm, but this law is in direct violation of this principle,” said Brad Dacus, president of the Pacific Justice Institute (PJI). “These politicians have disregarded the safety and privacy of all children, in exchange for appeasing the vocal LGBT lobby.”PJI Staff Attorney Matthew McReynolds sent a letter this spring to the state Assembly urging lawmakers to reject the bill.http://www.citizenlink.com/2013/07/24/california-bathroom-bill-moves-forward/last_img read more

16 Sep

Rijiju expects best-ever haul in Tokyo, sets sight on 2028 Olympics

first_img Press Trust Of India COMMENT “With the time which is in our hand, we must ensure that India is no more a country which is not taken seriously in the Olympics. I will definitely not be satisfied as a sports minister of the country if we don’t win medals,” he said. The minister said nest year’s Tokyo Olympics is the immediate target but infrastructure needs to be put in place for future events for athletes to perform well. “Tokyo is an immediate target with the existing talent. We cannot create champions overnight. It’s not possible to create world champions in a year or two. We have to ensure that the entire infrastructure is in place,” Rijiju said.”Having said that, we have certain existing talents at our disposal and we have to make the best of it. I hope Tokyo 2020 will be a good platform for India to have a best-ever Olympic performance but we have limitations. However, there is nothing stopping us from 2024 Paris and especially the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics which is more than 8 years away” he added.READ: Lost in translation: swimmer Sun Yang’s doping case hits interpretation snagOn performing well at international eventsRijiju also emphasised on the need to do well at international sporting events.”As a young nation, we can’t afford to lag behind in the international level of competition — be it the Olympics, Asian Games or any of the world championships.”We are a young nation that’s why we have to set an ambitious target. In the meeting with IOA (national Olympic body) and NSFs (sports federations), I had given them a very ambitious target. It’s not easy but not impossible either,” he said. “We are rising. In the last six months, our ranking and performance has increased. Most of the results I’ve calculatedare the best-ever,” he said.READ: India’s chess wizard Viswanathan Anand turns 50READ: David Schumacher to race in MRF Challenge SUBSCRIBE TO US “If we can’t prepare ourselves for something that far (2028 Los Angeles Olympics)  then we have to blame ourselves in terms of policymaking, setting a direction and channelising the resources,” Rijiju said at FICCI’s “Turf 2019” Global Sports Summit First Published: 11th December, 2019 15:03 IST FOLLOW UScenter_img Last Updated: 11th December, 2019 16:10 IST Rijiju Expects Best-ever Haul In Tokyo, Sets Sight On 2028 Olympics Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju is hoping for a best-ever medal haul from the country’s athletes in the Tokyo Olympics. Also has a vision for 2028 Olympics Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju is hoping for a best-ever medal haul from the country’s athletes in the Tokyo Olympics but warned that the blame would lie with all the stakeholders if India fails to put up a good show in the 2028 Games. Rijiju said eight years should be enough for India to prepare its best for the Los Angeles Olympics.F1: Watch young Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen battle in kart raceKiren Rijiju on 2028 preparations Written By LIVE TV WATCH US LIVElast_img read more