CUInsight Minute with Alyssa Angurio – October 6, 2023

Our favorites from the week in sixty seconds.

Welcome to the CUInsight Minute, sixty seconds from our Community and Marketing Coordinator Alyssa Angurio with our favorite reads from the week.


Are your members happy?

People often fake it.

We fake our physical ailments, we fake our emotional stability, and we fake our level of happiness. We nod along when asked. We put a smile on our face even if it doesn’t reflect what we’re feeling inside.

We try to will ourselves into a better state of mind. It’s human nature – we constantly seek hits of dopamine to make us feel good and often believe more attainment, pleasure, or money will lead us to be happy. Does it work?

We cannot simply assume people are happy or [financially] healthy because they say so. First off, are we even asking the right questions to get an accurate answer? And even when we are, the findings may surprise us. Our recent Financial Health Pulse 2023 U.S. Trends Report finds 70% of the population is struggling financially and despite being the wealthiest country (with the biggest wealth gap), the United States ranks fifteenth in World Happiness. [read more]

What’s your corporate culture?

I’m always curious about corporate culture so I often ask individuals about the culture of their organization … I’ve been surprised when the answer is, “Oh, we don’t have a corporate culture.” I don’t believe that’s possible, instead what I think they are describing a lack of intention toward developing a corporate culture.

So to test my theory, I asked Chat GPT if it’s possible to have an absence of corporate culture. Here’s the response:

It is not possible for an organization to have absolutely no corporate culture. Every organization, whether intentional or not, develops a culture over time. Corporate culture is the set of shared values, beliefs, behaviors, and norms that shape the way people within an organization interact with each other and with external stakeholders. It influences decision-making, communication, and overall work environment. [read more]

Make an impact with mobile education tools

In today’s digital age, education has evolved beyond the confines of traditional classrooms. The proliferation of smartphones and mobile devices has ushered in an era where the world’s knowledge is accessible at the simple touch of a screen. The days of jargon-heavy financial education textbooks are over and the age of digital education has arrived — and it can do so much more than we thought before.

This shift to digital tools for financial education unlocks a world of opportunity, both for learners as well as credit unions who facilitate this education. Mobile technology allows us to leverage behavioral psychology and learning science principles in a whole new way, making education more effective for learners and engagement more meaningful for credit unions. [learn more]

Alyssa Angurio

Alyssa Angurio

Alyssa Angurio is the Community & Marketing Coordinator at, the leading digital trade publication serving credit unions. Alyssa oversees the valued Community of thought leaders and industry experts who ... Web: Details