Seminars & Webinars

Monthly seminars are held in conjunction with our partner, BALANCE
January: Credit Card Makeover: Getting Out of Debt

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.

Credit Card Makeover: Getting Out of Debt

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Time: 7:00 to 8:00pm CST
 
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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Time: Noon to 1:00pm CST

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Saturday, January 16, 2021

Time: 10:00 to 11:00am CST

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February: Solving the Mystery of Credit Reports

Credit report scores hold a lot of power—they can help buy that first home but can also take away financial opportunities. This session provides an overview of credit bureaus, credit scoring, guidance to dispute inaccuracies, improving credit scores, and dealing with identity theft and fraud.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Time: 7:00 to 8:00pm CST
 
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Thursday, February 11, 2021

Time: Noon to 1:00pm CST

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Saturday, February 13, 2021

Time: 10:00 to 11:00am CST

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February: Buying A Home: Where Your Money Counts the Most

Join our mortgage professionals for an exciting seminar and learn more about:

·         Do I really need to save for a 20% down payment?

·         Should I pay off my student loans, credit cards, or auto loans?

·         And more!

Our experts will not only answer these questions and more, but help you prepare for purchasing your dream home!

Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Time: Noon to 1:00pm 
 
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Thursday, February 18, 2021

Time: 7:00 to 8:00pm CST

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Saturday, February 20, 2021

Time: 10:00 to 11:00am CST

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You're Invited! Online Financial Forum

Got Financial Questions? We've Got The Answers! 

Our Financial Services Advisors will simply be ready and waiting to answer all your questions, including:
 
  • How is First Northern different than my bank? 
  • What loan is right for my financial situation? 
  • How best can I get out from my credit card debt? 
  • ..and more! 

No pressure, no obligation, no stress. 

"Stop by" virtually anytime during the forum's hours to learn more about the credit union difference and how we can enhance your financial well-being and even save you money. We'll even be doing some fun Q&A throughout, and giving away some prizes! 

A webcam is optional, but please ensure your microphone and speakers are working (you can also dial in using your phone).

Bring your questions...we look forward to "seeing" and serving you! 

 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

"Drop in" anytime between 10:00am and noon CDT! 

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Learn more about BALANCE and how they can help you here.

 

Questions? Contact David Tognarelli

dtognarelli@fncu.org
815-315-2118

 

Our 2021 seminar calendar:

January

Credit Card Makeover: Getting Out of Debt

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.

February

Solving the Mystery Of Credit Reports

Credit report scores hold a lot of power—they can help buy that first home but can also take away financial opportunities. This session provides an overview of credit bureaus, credit scoring, guidance to dispute inaccuracies, improving credit scores, and dealing with identity theft and fraud.

March

Women & Money

Whether it’s having children, career advancement, divorcing, or becoming a widow, there are certain pivotal times in women’s lives that can occur. This session addresses special considerations for budgeting, credit, and insurance.

April 

Building Your First Budget (for youth)

A smart budget helps you cover your expenses and still buy some of the things you want. Find out how to

make—and maintain—a budget based on your needs.

May

Financial First Aid

A financial crisis can throw even the best money management plan into chaos. This session focuses on ways to gain control of a crisis. Participants will learn about financial assessments, expense prioritization, and effective negotiation with creditors.

June

30 Ways to Trim Your Budget

Stretching your budget is a necessary step to achieving your financial goals. Learn smart ways to save on the things that impact your finances most, such as food, health care, insurance and more.

July

Safeguarding Kids Identity and Online Privacy

Today’s youth generation is tech-savvy and connected online. However, parents still play an important role in helping them avoid online hazards such as identity theft, privacy and cyber-bullying. This workshop covers important issues including online privacy tips, managing computer settings, smartphone apps, and positive online behavior.

August

The Sandwich Generation

The Sandwich Generation is positioned in the middle. They care for aging parents while supporting their own children. In this workshop, participants will learn how to manage their parents’ medical, legal and financial needs, while ensuring they stay financially prepared for their kids’ future.

September

Financially Savvy Seniors

Retirement can be a great time for seniors if they are prepared financially. Attendees will learn about specific retirement concerns such as managing money, Medicare, Social Security, improving cash flow, insurance, investing, estate planning, and more.

October

Using Credit Cards Wisely

A credit card can be a valuable financial tool. However, before racking up big charges on multiple cards, participants should learn smart ways to handle their credit cards and take a disciplined approach.

November

Rebuilding After a Financial Crisis

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

December

10 Steps to Financial Success

We all measure financial success differently, but all paths to get there require discipline and goals. This session teaches participants 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.

If you are unable to attend one of our live workshops, we encourage you to check out the

webinars and various other free financial wellness tools at fncu.balancepro.org.