Murmurings - National Credit Union Foundation Podcast
About This Show
Murmurings: highlighting best practices around financial education, financial well-being, philosophy and philanthropy in the credit union space.
Whether it’s collaborating on projects, convening resources, igniting passion, honoring leaders, or making financial education meaningful, the Foundation represents credit unions at the national level, kick starting their efforts to strengthen the financial well-being of everyone in their community.
Most Recent Episode
#28 - Ways to Leverage the Life Simulation Exercise
3 days ago
On this super-sized podcast, we have an unprecedented three guests to discuss the Life Simulation exercise and will get three interesting perspectives on how to leverage it.
First, what is the Life Simulation? The Life Simulation experience is designed to help people begin to understand what it might be like to live in a typical low-income family trying to survive from month to month. It is unique and special because it combines the financial and emotional distress that simulated families tackle. As you’ll hear, walking in another’s shoes is a far more effective way to sensitize others to the needs of immigrants and other low-wage working families than from traditional diversity or classroom learning.
To learn more about the many ways you can use the Life Simulation, first we talk with Cathy Brorson at Kitsap Credit Union about her unique “Life on the Edge” community workshop that features the simulation as its centerpiece. Next, Laura Woods at 1st Financial FCU will tell us about her experience holding a simulation for staff and members. Finally, you’ll hear from Amanda Stevens at Twinstar CU who partnered with a local college to hold a simulation for sociology students. For more information and pictures, visit https://blog.ncuf.coop/2017/06/murmurings-podcast-28-ways-to-leverage-the-life-simulation-exercise/.