Financial Wellness 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.
Interested in a topic sooner? Schedule a Financial 1-on-1 to talk to a financial wellness representative at a time that works best for you. > Webinars are presented by the financial wellness experts at CAFCU, as a service to our members and the employees of our partner companies.
Schedule is in Central Time.
January 11, 2022 at 12:30 p.m. | January 20, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
Are you Financially Healthy
In this workshop you will understand 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.
January 20, 2022 at 11:30 a.m.
If one of your New Year’s Resolutions was to improve your financial life, this is the session for you! We’ll be covering a smart way to set specific goals, budget building, and how to access more resources! This way you’ll have the tools necessary to achieve your Resolutions!
February 8 at 12:30 p.m. | February 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Saving with purpose
Saving money is much easier with a goal in mind. This workshop shows you how to choose theright goals for you, and overcome barriers to achieving them.
February 17 at 11:30 a.m.
Expert Tips for Buying a Car
Buying a car doesn’t have to be complicated. Learn how to decide whether to buy or lease, balance your desires with economic reality and know what the best deal is for your situation.
March 8 at 12:30 p.m. | March 17 at 7:30 p.m.
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 17 at 11:30 a.m.
While some may say it’s the assets you possess (all those fun material items) that determine how financially successful you are, others would argue that your ability to save for the future is the true indicator of financial success. We’ll cover the basics of savings, determining which accounts best serve your purposes, and the impact it can have on your life.
April 12 at 12:30 p.m. | April 21 at 7:30 p.m.
On the Road to Riches: The Basics of Saving and Investing
Investing is one of the smartest things consumers can do to secure a brighter financial future. Every investor has different goals, risk tolerance, and cash flow, which will impact savings and investment choices. Participants will learn about savings strategies and tactics, investment tools, and how to develop an investment portfolio that works with their lifestyle and budget.
April 21 at 11:30 a.m.
How do you determine between healthy and unhealthy debt? Is your debt a major contributor towards your paycheck-to-paycheck cycle? Join this session to learn how debt can work for you and how to manage existing debt that may be holding you back from living your best financial life.
May 5 at 1 p.m.
How to Buy Your Dream Home
Are you in the market for a new home? Whether you're house hunting for the first time or are re-entering the housing market, this free webinar with CAFCU's real estate experts will help answer your questions about the home-buying process. If you apply for a mortgage after attending the workshop, you'll be entered to win a $50 Visa® gift card!*
May 10 at 12:30 p.m. | May 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Retirement Planning: The Basics
Retirement is something most people look forward to, but may not have planned well in advance. Participants will learn how to harness the power of time, optimize investments to reach their long-term goals, and understand how the economy and taxes can impact their retirement dollars.
May 19 at 11:30 a.m.
Simplifying Student Loans
Don’t let student loan debt haunt you for the rest of your life. We’ll show you how to make a realistic plan for tackling that debt now so you can make your loans as distant a memory as term papers and final exams.
June 14 at 12:30 p.m. | June 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Repaying Student Loans
Student loans can put a heavy burden on monthly finances, sometimes rivaling the cost of a mortgage. These days there are many options to help repay these loans. This session will teach attendees about the choices available.
June 16 at 11:30 a.m.
Understanding Credit Scores & Reports
Credit can play a huge role in how we achieve financial success. Credit scores and reports are an important key to understanding your financial well-being, but they can be confusing. In this webinar, we’ll unlock secrets to understanding your credit history and how to boost your score.
July 12 at 12:30 p.m. | July 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Investing in Real Estate
Investing in real estate can be a great way to boost income—if done wisely. To help investors turn a profit, we’ll cover the pros and cons of different properties, resources for finding investment opportunities, and financing options.
July 21 at 11:30 a.m.
Finding Financial Independence
The majority of 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, and we want to give you the tools to consider what financial independence might look like for yourself. Join our session to learn how to create financial independence for yourself.
August 9 at 12:30 p.m. | August 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Raising a Money Smart Kid
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.
August 18 at 11:30 a.m.
Raising Financially-Savvy Kids
Learn how you can teach your children to distinguish between wants and needs, and how — when they are ready — to use credit wisely (even if you haven’t been perfect yourself).
September 13 at 12:30 p.m. | September 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Personal Finance for College Students
College education is a prime time for young adults to learn about finances and plan for their future. Attendees will learn about credit (how to use it wisely), tools to develop a positive credit history and score, create and manage their own budget, ways to track spending, and options for student loan repayment.
September 15 at 11:30 a.m.
Investigating Identity Theft
Every day it seems there is a new data breach. How can you keep your information safe? In this webinar, we’ll walk through preventative measures you can take now to reduce the risk of ID theft, as well as what to do if your data was stolen.
October 11 at 12:30 p.m. | October 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Breezing Through the Holidays
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.
October 20 at 11:30 a.m.
Finances for the Zombie Apocalypse
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.
November 8 at 12:30 p.m. | November 17 at 7:30 p.m.
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 17 at 11:30 a.m.
Financial Holiday Shopping Hacks
Learn about the many factors impacting our behavior as consumers as we share some useful tips on smart spending during the holiday shopping season.
December 13 at 12:30 p.m. | December 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Planning For Money Milestones
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!
December 15 at 11:30 a.m.
When you’re finally done working, how do you envision yourself spending your time? Are you prepared financially for all those goals you may have for your post-work life? Join this session to learn how to make your vision a reality and odd things you may need to consider as you prepare for retirement.