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Banks make money off of checking fees and billions more off your loans.[source]
Credit Unions have members. Banks have customers. Credit Unions exist to serve membersóbanks exist to make a profit.
The last time the Chicago Cubs won a World Series, the Ottoman Empire still existed - 1907.
JP Morgan (Chase) earned $27.4 billion in profits in the first quarter of 2012.[source]
Credit Unions are owned by and answer to our membership. Banks answer to a handful of stockholders.
The YKK on your zipper stands for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikigaisha.
Oreo Cookies recently celebrated their 100th birthday.
Credit Unions are a not-for-profit financial cooperative led by a volunteer Board of Directors.
Humans and giraffes have the same number of neck bones - 7.
Wells Fargo has earned $4.2 billion in profits in the first quarter of 2012.[source]
Credit Union profits are returned to their members via lower loan rates and fewer or no fees on products and services.
Mario in Super Mario Bros., is named after the landlord of the old Nintendo Headquarters.
JP Morgan (Chase) reported earning $2 billion in mortgage fees and related revenue in the first quarter of 2012.[source]
Credit Unions do not have any shareholders, they answer to their members.
Most elevators have mirrors in them because it cuts down on vandalism and complaints about slowness.
Credit Unions return earnings to members in the form of higher rates on savings, low-to-no fees and lower loan rates.
Cashew nuts are never found in stores with their shells, because the shells are toxic to the touch.
The CEO and Chairman of JP Morgan (Chase) was compensated $27.8 million in 2007.[source]
Credit Unions are run by a volunteer, democratically-elected board of directors, elected by members.
The average human will grow 590 miles of hair in their lifetime.
The Chairman of Wells Fargo was compensated $22.9 million in 2007.[source]
Credit Unions help members because that is what they are tasked to do. They are the epitome of people helping people.
It takes an interaction of 72 different muscles to produce human speech.
Most credit unions provide free access to over 28,000 ATMS & shared branches nationwide, including most 7-11 ATMs.
Stewardesses is the longest word that can be typed using only your left hand.
At a Credit Union, you're the boss. Each member has an equal share in how a credit union manages its future.
The FDA says itís OK if 15 percent of a can of cranberry sauce is moldy.
U.S. Bancorp recorded $4.9 billion in net revenue in the first quarter of 2012, including $2.7 billion from fees and other sources.[source]
Credit Unions typically have lower loan rates and better credit card benefits than the big banks.
Graffito is the singular for graffiti.
Credit Unions tend to have lower loan rates than banks.
The smallest movement a computer mouse can detect is referred to as a "mickey".
Banks donít just make money off of checking fees. They also make billions of dollars off the loans people have with them.
Bluetooth is named after a Danish Viking named Blatand. He united Denmark and Norway.
You can save money banking with a Credit Union.
Police are called cops, formally coppers, because they used to wear badges made from copper.
Banks exist to earn a profit for stockholders.
A "ten gallon" hat only holds 3 quarts.
A blink lasts approximately 0.3 seconds.
Fulton Financial, a bank holding company with 265 branches in 5 states, increased fee income 14% to $51.7 million in Q1 of 2012.[source]
Credit Unions are solely owned by the people they serve, members like you.
There are 118 ridges on the edge of a dime.
Comerica Bank, with nearly 500 branches in America, increased profits by 27% in the first quarter of 2012 through fees and more.[source]
Credit Unions invest profits toward the benefit of their membership, not to increase stockholder value.
Dr. William Moulton Marston helped invent the lie detector and also created Wonder Woman.
By bringing your loan or transferring a credit card balance to a credit union, you could save more.
The plastic tips of your shoelaces are called aglets.
'Subcontinental' has all vowels in reverse order. 'Facetious' has all the vowels in normal order.
In one cubic centimeter of brain tissue, there are more neural connections than there are stars in the Milky Way galaxy.
The further away a galaxy is, the redder it is.
Wells Fargo bank charges $7 for checking accounts unless your monthly balance is over $1500 or you have a $500 direct deposit.[source]
We park in driveways and drive on parkways.
The majority of carrots were originally purple, until they were bred out in the 1600s.
The pyramids were as old to the Romans as the Romans are to us.
The mayfly lives only one day.
You click too much. Go outside and play : )