12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The NCUA announced that 225 low-income credit unions received more than $2 million in funds in the agency’s latest round of grants.The NCUA’s Office of Small Credit Union Initiatives administered the Community Development Revolving Loan Fund grant process, and its Director, William Myers, said the high degree of credit union participation has been encouraging. continue reading »
49SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Heather Anderson Heather Anderson covers consumer financial news for CUInsight.com, offering readers tips on budgeting, setting and achieving financial goals, and developing a healthy relationship with money. She is co-founder of … Web: www.financialfeed.com Details The average cable TV bill is more than $100 per month. It’s no wonder that by the end of 2017, more than 22 million Americans had cut the cord on cable, satellite or telco TV providers, a 33% increase over 2016. And, according to eMarketer research, in just two years, roughly one-third of Americans will have no traditional pay-TV services at all.Video streaming services, supported by smart TVs and mobile devices, offer many of the same shows available on cable TV, including live sports. And, many viewers prefer the original content produced by Netflix and others over traditional network sitcoms and dramas.If you currently watch television on a smart TV, cutting the cable cord is easier than you think. Here are five great services you should consider:Sling TVSlingTV has two options, blue or orange, that each offer about half of cable’s most popular channels starting at only $20 per month (including NBC, for Olympics fans). SlingTV also offers extra add-on bundles that include lifestyle, news, kids and other specialty channels. The basic orange core service of 30 channels includes ESPN, Disney Channel, CNN and more. You can stream it using Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire or AndroidTV.DirecTV NOWFor just $35 a month, DirecTV NOW’s “Live a Little” package includes the 34 of 35 most popular cable channels and local channels in most major markets. And, you can add HBO for just $5 extra per month. Like SlingTV, DirecTV Now can be streamed using most of the major app platforms. BONUS: If you have an AT&T Unlimited plan, you can get DirecTV Now with HBO for only $10 per month.Playstation VuePlaystation’s Core Plan offers your best sports channel selection for just $45 per month – you’d have to pay $50 per month or more to get the same selection on SlingTV. We’re talking about a full lineup of sports channels that include not just national and regional networks, but also NFL Network, NBA TV, MLB Network, Big 10 Network and SEC Network.Amazon VideoIf you’re an Amazon Prime member and not taking advantage of all the free movies and TV shows, as well as the ability to rent or purchase pretty much every movie that has ever been made and any current TV series, you’re missing out. Amazon Video can also be purchased on its own for $8.99 per month. Searching for movies on Netflix can be frustrating because the unlimited free streaming service has limited offerings, and it’s going to offer even fewer movies as it invests more in original programming. If you like to watch what you want, when you want it, Amazon Video is for you.NetflixAmazon and SlingTV offer their own original programming, but the best new shows everyone talks about are produced by Netflix, like the Dynasty reboot, The Joel McHale show, Everything Sucks (supposedly the new Freaks and Geeks), and The Innocents. And, of course, Netflix is where you can find Stranger Things, Orange Is the New Black, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Schitt’s Creek, Gilmore Girls and the original Freaks and Geeks.
Memorial contributions can be directed to Whitcomb United Methodist Church, the Franklin County 4-H Association Endowment in care of FCCF, or to a charity of choice. To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Ray Dorrel. Many of Ray’s friends and customers will remember how he liked to start things early – to continue his tradition, visitation will be held from 3:47 until 7:47 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14 at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville. A Masonic service will start at 7:47. Visitation will be held again on Thursday from 10 a.m. until time of service at 10:47 at Whitcomb United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Big Cedar Cemetery. Raymond M. Dorrel, of Brookville, Indiana was born on April 11, 1930 in Franklin County, Indiana, the son of Vernon and Opha Miles Dorrel. He married Jean V. Harsh on June 12, 1948 in northern Indiana and she preceded him in death on July 21, 2012. Ray was a lifetime farmer and a former seed dealer for Pioneer and Becks Seeds. He was a member of the Whitcomb United Methodist Church, Farm Bureau, the Bath Conservation Club, and a 60 year member of the Brookville F and AM. Ray was an avid supporter of 4-H and his family in school and sports. When he was younger he enjoyed showing hogs, pulling tractors and playing softball. On Thursday, March 8, 2018 at the age of 87, Ray passed away suddenly at Fayette Regional Health System in Connersville. Those surviving who will cherish Ray’s memory include his children; son, Gary D. (Elaine) Dorrel, daughter, Donna Jo (Steve) Brack, son, Kenneth R. (Theresa) Dorrel all of Brookville, and son, Jeffery G. (Judy) Dorrel of Knightstown; son-in-law, Don Nesbitt of Felicity, OH; 16 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister-in-law, Lucy Dorrel of Brookville, two brothers-in-law, Norman (Juanita) Harsh, and Phil (Faye) Harsh, both of Brookville, and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Nesbitt; sisters, Margaret Roberts, June Wehr, Betty Naylor-Hall, Evelyn Sauerland, and Carol Singer, and a brother, Herbert Dorrel.