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Webinars

We've partnered with Balance to provide educational webinars. The webinars are free to anyone, to help encourage financial know-how, help people achieve their financial goals and make better financial decisions. Simply register to attend.  

Federal Student Aid with FAFSA (For Teens)

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is many students’ ticket to financial assistance for college. This webinar covers important details such as how the FAFSA works, deadlines, and the application process. This webinar is geared towards a teen audience but parents are also welcome to attend!

Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (PST)
 

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Thursday, August 20, 2020
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (PST)
 

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Your Credit Score

One of the most important numbers consumers have is their credit score: it affects the ability to purchase a home, buy a car, get a credit card, and other financial decisions—but it can also hinder them. This webinar reviews types of credit scoring models currently used including FICO, Vantage, non-traditional, and bankruptcy risk. Participants will understand why these mathematical assessments were developed and how they can use them to their advantage. 

Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (PST)
 

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Thursday, September 17, 2020
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (PST)
 

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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.

Thursday, September 17, 2020
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (PST)
 

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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.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (PST)
 

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Thursday, October 22, 2020
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (PST)
 

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Building a Better Budget

Everyone wants control over their financial lives, but how do we get it? In one word: budget. It’s the most powerful weapon to get a more secure future. Participants will identify their short- and long-term goals and learn how to design realistic spending and savings plans to reach those objectives, including options for getting out of debt (and staying there).

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (PST) 

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Thursday, November 19, 2020
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (PST)
 

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Stock Market Basic

Many financial planners say it’s wise to invest your savings in the stock market rather than leave your money in a low-interest account. Before you jump into the stock market, it’s important to know that investing in stocks comes with risks. This workshop provides the basics needed to get a clear understanding of the stock market, the risks involved, ways to reduce risks, how to buy stocks, and how to maintain your account.

Thursday, November 19, 2020
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (PST)
 

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