We are pleased to offer the BALANCE line of financial education webinars and workshops.Â Check back often to find out when we will be hosting our next webinar, and to register to attend.
Becoming a Homeowner
Homeownership starts well before the contracts are signedâ€”preparationÂ is one of the keys to a smooth home buying process. This session covers allÂ major pre-purchase topics such as budgeting, the down payment, creditÂ reports, debt-to-income ratios, and the mortgage lending process.
Are You Financially Healthy?
In this workshop you will understand what it means to be financiallyÂ healthy â€“ which is so much more than the one score everyone asks youÂ about today â€“ your credit score. True financial health is based on four keyÂ components: Spend, Save, Borrow, and Plan. Youâ€™ll also get a chance toÂ confidentially determine your own Financial Health Score and the stepsÂ you can take to improve that score.
Credit Card Makeover: Getting Out of Debt
Credit cards can be a great financial tool, but for some, can lead to debt andÂ financial trouble. This session provides an overview of credit card usage,Â warning signs of credit issues, and options for debt management andÂ reconstructing existing credit.
Drive Away Happy: Car Buying Decisions
Getting a car can be overwhelming and stressful with all the decisions to make:Â new or used; buy or lease; zero percent financing or rebate (not to mention whatÂ color to pick). Participants will learn tips and tricks to have the best car shoppingÂ experience possible, while also making wise financing decisions.
Financial First Aid
A financial crisis can throw even the best money management plan intoÂ chaos. This session focuses on ways to gain control of a crisis. ParticipantsÂ will learn about financial assessments, expense prioritization, and effectiveÂ negotiation with creditors.
Repaying Student Loans
Student loans can put a heavy burden on monthly finances, sometimes rivalingÂ the cost of a mortgage. These days there are many options to help repay theseÂ loans. This session will teach attendees about the choices available.
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