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BROOKFIELD, Wis.– A new survey has found that while the majority of U.S. adults is satisfied with their primary financial provider, they give their own financial management skills mixed marks.

SAN FRANCISCO–Max Levchin, a co-founder of PayPal, announced he has raised $100 million in new funding for a new start-up, Affirm, which is “on a mission to reinvent the way people get loans.”

WASHINGTON–The home market is booming for nearly everyone, except first-time homebuyers, according to a new analysis from the National Association of Realtors that has identified the top five and worst five markets for real estate “newbies.”

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.–During the Cornerstone CU League’s annual meeting here, CEO Dick Ensweiler called for the implementation of a credit union “wellness checkup program.”

MADISON, Wis.–More than 300,000 Americans joined credit unions during January, while loan balances were up nearly 11% and savings was up 6% on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the latest Trends Report from CUNA Mutual Group.