First Northern Credit Union has been selected by the City of Evanston to lead a series of free weekly financial wellness education workshops (held via webinar until further notice). 

Members and non-members are welcome to attend these no-hassle, no obligation workshops. 

First Northern Credit Union teaches the industry-leading BALANCE curriculum, providing our members free access to expertly-crafted financial education and resources to help with your fiscal matters. . For all your financial life stage changes and more, we—in partnership with BALANCE—are here to help.

Register for workshops below or call 847-332-0240 x421 or x454.

A link to the webinar will follow prior to the event so you can join from the comfort of your home. 


Due to health and safety concerns, all current workshops will take place via webinar each Wednesday at 5:30pm and last approximately 1-1.5 hours. Webinar link and information to follow shortly before the event.

The first series of workshops, held each week in April, is geared toward those who may need a financial “restart”. 


April 8, 2020

Are you Financially Healthy?

April 15, 2020

Rebuilding After a Financial Crisis

Being financially healthy is so much more than just 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 to take to improve that score.


A job loss, a medical crisis, or other hardship can send a normal financial situation into a tailspin. Learn how to get your finances back on track, including budgeting, repaying debt, rebuilding credit, establishing emergency savings, and replenishing retirement savings.


April 22, 2020

Understanding Credit

April 29, 2020

Ten Steps to Financial Success

Credit: Many want it but how do you get it? Become an educated credit consumer. Learn how lenders evaluate for credit approval, factors that impact credit qualification, how credit scoring works, and ways money management today impacts credit standing tomorrow.


We all measure financial success differently, but all paths to get there require discipline and goals. Learn ways to financial control— including developing a spending plan, creating objectives, weighing insurance needs, and other tools that will help get on the road to personal financial success.