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Become a well-informed home buyer. This seminar covers it all: How to prepare your credit, develop a budget, and apply for a mortgage, as well as presenting your offer, the appraisal and inspection, and other useful tips.
There are many ways an identity thief may try to gain access to your personal information. During this webinar, we will explore the ways your personal information may be at risk, how to detect if your information may have been compromised and how to respond to the situation.
Do you want to be free of oppressive debt? Start on the path of financial freedom and learn how to prioritize your debts, establish a payment plan; identify spending issues and behavior change. These ten tips can help you manage the debt and pay it off.
Because of the rise of ID Theft, there has been an enormous amount of information available to consumers on how to protect yourself. In this webinar we will explore ways to combat the effects of ID theft, if you feel your information has been compromised. This can include placing fraud alerts, freezing your credit and monitoring your credit reports.
Are you 5 to 10 years from retirement? Did you know that on average women often face greater obstacles when it comes to investing for retirement? You will learn the unique challenges women face in retirement, why funding retirement today is shifting more to individuals and how to start developing a game plan for retirement. Also featured are several professional women from various fields to provide useful information on women’s health, how to create peace and harmony in your life, to nurture your personal spirit, and setting up yourself to work toward financial well-being on your road to retirement.
This interactive course covers all the information you need to make an informed car purchase. You'll learn what to ask sellers and tips for successful negotiation, car buying "lingo", how to calculate dealer costs and trade-in values, figuring down payments and interest rates, ways to avoid impulse buying, and how to research vehicles to choose a car the fits your needs.
You pick up the phone to learn you have won $5,000, and all you have to do is relay you bank account number for them to transfer your winnings." Has this ever happened to you? In this webinar we will look at some of the most popular phishing scams that occur over the phone, online, and through the mail.
Reality Check is an interactive presentation that requires participants to live within their monthly salary. Learn to create a realistic budget based on a series of choices such as housing, transportation, clothing and food. At the end of the session participants will have a better understanding of the importance of having a financial plan.
Starting your small business can be an adventurous and daunting prospect. Choosing the right kind of business, comparing the benefits and risks, and obtaining funding are all factors when taking this important step in life. This webinar will help you navigate through such topics as the importance of a business plan, choosing the right type of business for you and funding your small business.
Credit has a powerful impact on our lives! It affects our ability to rent an apartment, get a job, attain car insurance, and even purchase a home. This informative presentation teaches participants about credit reports and credit scores, the benefits of having good credit, and ten keys to effective credit building. Participants can use the interactive BECU mLevel financial education app to further engage their credit questions.
Have you ever had that 'freak-out' moment when you realize your debit card is not in your wallet? In this webinar we will talk about the next steps if your card has been lost or stolen, the guidelines behind reporting fraud on your account, and your liability if your card has been lost or stolen.
Start planning for future college expenses by exploring all of the options available, including tax-free savings plans, government loans, scholarships and grants, and loans or lines of credit.
This highly interactive and hands on presentation allows the students to understand the importance of setting goals and setting up a savings account to watch their money grow. With the help of our smart financial education characters, Savertooth, SpendaRoo and the wise Bumble Bee-ECU, students are able to learn the basics of filling out an application, a deposit slip, recording their deposit in a register and reading a statement. This presentation does involve math as well as reading and comprehension.
Do you want to be free of oppressive debt? Start on the path of financial freedom and learn how to prioritize your debts, establish a payment plan; identify spending issues and behavior change. These and other skills and techniques covered can help you manage the debt and pay it off.
Have you ever worried about your debit card being taken or copied while on vacation? Have you ever worried about ID Theft while traveling? In this webinar we will discuss ways to keep your credit and personal information safe while traveling within and outside the country.
Become a well-informed home buyer. This seminar covers: How to prepare your credit, maintain a budget, and apply for a mortgage.
Learn how to use free credit reports to learn what's behind your credit rating, how to correct misinformation, and prevent fraud and identity theft.
Our classroom presentations answer money questions for different ages and are taught by professional financial educators.