2023 Webinars Schedule
Our free financial wellness webinars are designed to empower your financial success. Join us!
Register below for any upcoming sessions and/or view past sessions. Even if you are unable to attend live, as long as you register, you'll be sent a copy of the recording. Our free webinars are presented by the financial wellness experts at CAFCU as a service to our members and the employees of our partner companies.Lunch & Learn webinars are marked in RED below .
Need help navigating one of the personal finance topics below before the webinar takes place? Schedule a Financial 1-on-1 to talk to one of our certified financial wellness experts at a time that works best for you.
Schedule is in Central Time.
Basics of Personal Finance
January 10, 2023 at 12:30 p.m. | January 19, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.
From managing daily expenses to investing for retirement, this session will help participants set personal finance goals, learn the basics of smart money management, and build a solid financial foundation for the future.
LUNCH & LEARN: Financial Resolutions*
January 19, 2023 at 11:30 a.m.
Nearly half of all Americans create New Year’s resolutions, but 25 percent will give up on those goals by the second week of January. In this session we are going to talk about setting realistic goals and creating healthy financial habits. We’ll also review some financial basics so you can make the most of your year!
Using Credit Cards Wisely
February 14, 2023 at 12:30 p.m.| February 23, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.
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.
LUNCH & LEARN: Fitness and Finance*
February 16, 2023 at 11:30 a.m.
How we manage our personal finances can have a big impact on our physical health. In this session we are going to explore that connection, things to consider when looking for a gym, and how you can focus on your physical health without sacrificing your financial health.
March 14, 2023 at 12:30 p.m.| March 23, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.
Credit: Many want it, but how do you get it? This session covers all aspects of becoming an educated credit consumer, including how lenders evaluate for credit approval, factors that impact credit qualification, how credit scoring works, and ways money management today impacts credit standing tomorrow.
LUNCH & LEARN: Cost-Effective Vacationing*
March 16, 2023 at 11:30 a.m.
“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” After living through COVID for over three years, Americans are looking to travel more than ever. Want to make your dollar stretch further when vacationing? In this session, we’ll compare travel programs, share savings tips, and go over finances in foreign countries.
Raising Money Smart Kids
April 11, 2023 at 12:30 p.m. | April 20, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.
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.
LUNCH & LEARN: Food and Finance*
April 20, 2023 at 11:30 a.m.
When adjusting a budget, one of the easiest categories in which to find extra money is in food spending! Between household meals, celebratory dinners, eating out with friends, or quick fast food on the go, there are many things to consider for how we fuel ourselves to achieve wellness. During this session, we’ll explore the connection between food and finance, share some tips for meal prepping to save big, and take a closer look at spending habits in grocery stores.
Financially Savvy Seniors
May 9, 2023 at 12:30 p.m. | May 18, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.
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.
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Gig Economy Entrepreneurship*
May 18, 2023 at 11:30 a.m.
Prices have gone up and many people are looking to offset the extra expenses by making money through the “Gig Economy.” In this session, we’ll talk about which gig options may be best for you, what you should be mindful of with taxes, and how to keep yourself in the green.
Renting vs. Buying
May 25, 2023 at 1 p.m.
Many believe homeownership the definition of achieving the American Dream. But a rising number of people are choosing renting over buying. The truth is that the differences between renting and owning a home are complex. Owning isn't always better than renting and renting isn't always simpler for everyone. In this webinar, experts from our Real Estate and Business Development departments will break down the pros and cons of buying versus renting a home.
Becoming a Homeowner
June 13, 2023 at 12:30 p.m. | June 22, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.
Homeownership starts well before the contracts are signed—preparation is one of the keys to a smooth home buying process. This session covers all major pre-purchase topics such as budgeting, the down payment, credit reports, debt-to-income ratios, and the mortgage lending process.
LUNCH & LEARN: Pricing Out Pet Ownership*
June 15, 2023 at 11:30 a.m.
While having a pet in your family may be an incredibly rewarding experience, it can also come with a hefty price tag when it comes to care. During this session, we will explore ways to make pet ownership more wallet friendly, compare pet care plans, and make those friendly fur balls a bit more affordable.
June 29, 2023 at 1 p.m.
What is a home equity line of credit (HELOC) and how does it work? In this session, our financial wellness experts will break down what home equity is, how to build your home’s equity, and how you can use the value you’ve built in your house to pay for the things you need in your life. We’ll also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of HELOCs over other types of loans and answer your questions about how to use a HELOC.
Drive Away Happy: Car Buying Decisions
July 11, 2023 at 12:30 p.m. | July 20, 2023 at 730 p.m.
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.
LUNCH & LEARN: Finding Financial Freedom*
July 20, 2023 at 11:30 a.m.
Most Americans are on a continuous paycheck-to-paycheck cycle. This has led to relying on credit or the generosity of others to maintain financial stability. This doesn’t have to be the case! In this free webinar, we’ll give you tools to start working toward financial independence.
Safeguarding Kids’ Identity & Online Privacy
August 8, 2023 at 12:30 p.m. | August 17, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.
Kids today are 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.
LUNCH & LEARN: The Cost of College*
August 17, 2023 at 11:30 a.m.
When considering higher education finances, student loans typically dominate the conversation, but what about developing healthy financial habits? Then there are the other expenses: How do you stretch a penny when decorating a dorm? How can you make the most out of a meal plan? What financial skills should college students develop to prepare for life after higher learning? In this webinar, we'll cover all the costs associated with the college experience.
Psychology of Spending
September 12, 2023 at 12:30 p.m.| September 21, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.
We all have a “money personality” and it has a major impact on our attitudes, relationship with money, and spending habits. By understanding this, individuals can monitor and adjust their behaviors to make smart money decisions. This session will teach strategies for decoding personality types to gain control over finances.
LUNCH & LEARN: Thrifty Thrift Shopping*
September 21, 2023 at 11:30 a.m.
In the world of retail, more and more eyes are being turned toward thrift shops and discount stores. In this session, we’ll go over how you can take advantage of these shopping options! Whether you’re trying to find a way to decorate your home without breaking the bank or clothe children who grow out of their sizes every few months, thrift stores present some great options to help people stay within their budget.
Federal vs. Private Student Loans
October 10, 2023 at 12:30 p.m. | October 19, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.
This workshop explains key differences between federal and private student loans, and compares eligibility, interest rates, repayment plans and more. Participants will learn how to choose the option that best suits their needs.
LUNCH & LEARN: Finances for the Zombie Apocalypse and other Natural Disasters*
October 19, 2023 at 11:30 a.m.
Even the best money management plans can be derailed by unexpected events. Like natural disasters. Or zombies. In this webinar, you’ll learn how to be prepared for when financial disasters strike.
Breezing Through the Holidays
November 7, 2023 at 12:30 p.m. | November 16, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.
It may be called “the most wonderful time of the year” but December can also be filled with unwanted debt with holiday spending. Learn budgeting strategies and tactics to avoid that year-end credit card crunch and sidestep debt traps in the future.
LUNCH & LEARN: Creating a Cost-Effective Thanksgiving*
November 16, 2023 at 11:30 a.m.
Don’t let the holidays gobble-gobble your finances. Tune in for a session on ways to spruce up your holiday feast without shredding your savings. We’ll cover DIY decorations, how to shop with intention, and how to create a financial stress-free holiday so you can share how you sliced your spending while slicing the pie.
Identity Theft Solutions
December 5, 2023 at 12:30 p.m. | December 14, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.
Identity theft is becoming more common and sophisticated than ever. You will learn the methods that identity thieves use to access confidential information, tools for preventing ID theft, and steps to take should identity theft occur.
LUNCH & LEARN: End-of-Year Financial Review*
December 21, 2023 at 11:30 a.m.
After covering so many diverse topics this year, we’re going to take some time to do a simple review. As you consider the role of finances in your daily life, we'll talk about important mindsets to carry into the new year and go over basic financial habits all households can benefit from as they look ahead.