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Partners in Financial Wellness
with the City of Evanston

Evanston Financial Wellness

First Northern Credit Union is honored to be the City of Evanston’s official financial wellness partner and to lead free webinars for Evanston residents each month. All are welcome to join us for these no-obligation workshops.

All times noted are in Central Time. 

Learn more about our partnership with the City of Evanston

Basics of Personal Finance

Wednesday, April 5, 2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

From managing daily expenses to investing for retirement, this session helps participants set personal finance goals, learn the basics of smart money management, and build a solid financial foundation for the future.

Are You Financially Healthy?

Wednesday, May 10, 2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

In this workshop you will understand what it means to be financially healthy – which is so much more than the one score everyone asks you about today – your credit score. True financial health is based on four key components: Spend, Save, Borrow, and Plan. You’ll also get a chance to confidentially determine your own Financial Health Score and the steps you can take to improve that score.

Drive Away Happy: Car Buying Decisions

Wednesday, June 7, 2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Getting a car can be overwhelming and stressful with all the decisions to make: new or used; buy or lease; zero percent financing or rebate (not to mention what color to pick). Participants will learn tips and tricks to have the best car shopping experience possible, while also making wise financing decisions.

Financially Savvy Seniors and The Sandwich Generation

Wednesday, July 12, 2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Retirement can be a great time for seniors if they are prepared financially. Learn about specific retirement concerns such as managing money, Medicare, Social Security, improving cash flow, insurance, investing, and more. The Sandwich Generation is positioned in the middle of caring for aging parents while supporting their own children. Learn how to manage parents’ medical, legal and financial needs, while ensuring you stay financially prepared for their kids’ future.

Financial First Aid

Wednesday, August 9, 2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

A financial crisis can throw even the best money management plan into chaos. This session focuses on ways to gain control of a crisis.

Credit Card Makeover: Getting out of Debt

Wednesday, September 6, 2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Credit cards can be a great financial tool, but for some, can lead to debt and financial trouble. This session provides an overview of credit card usage, warning signs of credit issues, and options for debt management and reconstructing existing credit.


Wednesday, October 4, 2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Este taller cubre los elementos que los prestamistas tienen en cuenta al aprobar un crédito, los factores que afectan su capacidad de calificar para obtener crédito, cómo se cuantifica el crédito y el impacto que el manejo del dinero tiene sobre su capacidad crediticia en el futuro. Al obtener y usar el crédito de manera inteligente, puede hacerse de una fantástica herramienta para alcanzar sus metas financieras.