Our financial seminars help you get control over your finances and feel empowered to make big financial decisions. Learn about managing your money, understanding your credit and credit score, buying a home or car and more.
There are more seminars in Spanish.
Lots of good car buying tips from a former car salesman. Learn about what to look for in a car, the buying process, and how to keep yourself from getting swindled at the dealership.
This class is two-parts in one evening: first, learn about credit, credit reports, credit scores, disputing errors and more in a supportive group setting. Secondly, meet privately, one-on-one with a trained credit adviser to view your credit report and credit score.
To get your credit report in class, you must fill out an authorization form before the class. You can do this by stopping in the Credit Union to fill out a form, or we can mail or fax you a form to deliver back to us.
Economics 101: Understanding the Growing Economic Divide
This is a broad overview of the economic situation we find ourselves in, explaining the policies and practices that lead to inequality and discrimination. Learn more about why things are the way they are and how we can make change.
This workshop covers the basics of becoming a homeowner. Learn what you can afford, how to qualify for a mortgage, how to build your credit and all about the buying process. Presented by a trained Housing Advisor in our HUD-certified program.
In Depth Budgeting
In this course, participants will focus on creating a realistic and workable personal or family spending plan. The course instructor will guide the group through this personal process, and the aim is for the larger group to provide a supportive atmosphere for each individual. We encourage you to sign-up with a friend or family member for that extra support!
Class tuition is $45, about the cost of one overdraft fee. A light dinner will be provided each night as well as an opportunity to view your personal credit report.
Learning to Live with Your New Home
Learn about your new responsibilities as a home owner, do-it-yourself repairs and resources available to you.
Shopping for a Mortgage: Avoiding Predatory Lenders
Don’t get trapped in a predatory mortgage. Learn how to find a loan that’s right for you, without any tricks or catches.
Let’s Get Organized!
Recordkeeping and budgeting workshop. Presented by Chris Riley of Get Organized!, a small business that helps people bring order to their lives in the areas of personal/family paper and clutter, financial records, moving to a smaller home, and small business recordkeeping. Learn to decide what records to keep & for how long, what things you can toss, and how to make a budget!
Basic information from our staff about the many services our credit union provides. Did you know we have prepaid VISA cards? IRAs? Free credit counseling? Services to help you prepare to buy a home, or start your own business? There's so much more - come to the workshop to find out!
Predatory lenders are businesses that provide “quick money” services and ask their customers to pay far too much for them. Some examples are rent to own options and even some credit cards. Learn how to identify different types of predatory lenders and find less expensive financial services. We will also address some of the obstacles to keeping your hard earned money in your pocket.
Your Money, Your Life: Custom Personal Financial Course
This is our custom money management course which covers subjects such as budgeting, understanding financial institutions and their accounts, credit and much more.