Straight Talk — Healthy Skepticism

 Dramatic stories make interesting news; it’s even more interesting if the stories are true. Recently, two dramatic stories in the financial services world caused considerable buzz. The hubbub ceased when information came out showing the stories to be false.

     In the first instance, the Credit Union National Association recently said some 650,000 people had joined a credit union during the month of October. The story was tied to the Bank Transfer Day social media campaign. At NorthWestern Financial Review, we were skeptical from the outset because it was . . .

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