Ideas Are Like Love

By Shari Storm As I was half joking that my credit union always likes an idea far better before we’ve tried to implement it, it occurred to me that ideas are much like love. Some credit unions find one idea they love (serve a group of people with good service and low rates) and they…

Twitter: A One Way Street for Credit Unions

By David S. Brown, Attorney Social Media is creating quite the buzz these days.  Haven’t you noticed everyone talking about it?  Between Facebook’s IPO, LinkedIn’s recent security breach (I changed my password, did you?) and the never ending photos of the Kardashian sisters on Twitter, there have been thousands of articles written about social media…

Possible Changes to Ohio’s Homestead Exemption

By Marsha Makel, Attorney On May 22, 2012, the Ohio House of Representatives passed Ohio House Bill 479 (HB 479).  The main objective of the bill, authored by trust and estate planning attorneys, is to create legacy trusts in Ohio (also known as asset protection trusts).  These legacy trusts are similar to those in Delaware…

Spring Title Tune-Up

by Greg Anglewicz, Esq. With the warm weather comes the need to tune up the lawn mower, service that grill, and clean-out those flower beds, in order to get ready for our summertime activities.  But the rise in mercury is not just a harbinger of outdoor summer living.  With the increase in temperatures, we see…

The Need for Objective Reporting of Consumer Credit

By Tracy Schwotzer, Attorney Consumer credit is an indispensible part of our society.  The average consumer relies on credit each day, not only for the financing of a business, house or car, but also for everyday purchases like gas and groceries.  In this country, these transactions would be difficult, if not impossible without the extension…