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 week and last approximately 1-1.5 hours.

Webinar link and information to follow shortly before the event.


Wednesday, June 3, 2020

5:30pm to 6:30pm

Are You Financially Healthy?

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

5:30pm to 6:30pm

Finances For New Families

In this workshop we'll discuss 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.


Getting married. Having kids. These are natural progressions in life for many, but also present new financial situations and decisions to make immediately, and for the long term. This session will help you discover, prioritize, and design a workable plan for your family’s goals and lifestyle.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

5:30pm to 6:30pm

Planning For Money Milestones


5:30PM to 6:30PM


There are many important financial milestones for consumers in their 20s and 30s. To help prepare today’s “Millennials” for a positive financial future—without sacrificing fun—we take a realistic approach to managing finances. We’ll cover SMART goals, getting financially organized, building a budget, controlling expenses, wiping out debt, and much more!


Earning money, spending and saving are important lessons children learn very early on in life. This session will help guide parents on effective ways to educate children about financial responsibility that can last a lifetime.





Friday, July 10, 2020

1:00pm to 2:30pm

Money Skills: Preparing for Financial Independence

Friday, July 17, 2020

1:00pm to 2:30pm

Start Being Money Smart

Coming soon  Coming soon 

Friday, July 24, 2020

1:00pm to 2:30pm

Credit Matters

Friday, July 31, 2020

1:00pm to 2:30pm


Coming soon  Coming soon 


View past webinars here: 

April 8, 2020: Are You Financially Healthy? Click here.
April 22, 2020: Understanding Credit. Click here
April 29, 2020: Ten Steps To Financial Success. Click here.
May 7, 2020: Are You A Financially Healthy Senior? Click here
May 14, 2020: Retirement Planning Later In Life. Click here. 
May 21, 2020: Identity Theft Prevention. Click here
May 28, 2020: Financially Savvy Seniors. Click here
June 3, 2020: Are You Financially Healthy? Click here
June 10, 2020: Finances For New Families 
June 17, 2020: Planning For Money Milestones
June 24, 2020: Raising A Money Smart Kid