Education and our Community

Find educational resources and what seminars are being offered in your area. There are many FREE sessions on budgeting, saving, and more (and you don't have to be a member to attend).

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Ages 15-18

Participants will explore the costs related to funding higher education. Participants will navigate the financial aid process (FAFSA) and develop strategies to pay for college by evaluating their current and future financial means as compared to their anticipated financial commitment. They will be exposed to additional financial resources that are available to them. In addition, participants will gain a better understanding of the hidden costs of college. Parents or guardians of the student who will be applying for financial aid are strongly encouraged to attend.

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Seminar
2.00 hour(s)

Ages 15-18

Participants will explore the costs related to funding higher education. Participants will navigate the financial aid process (FAFSA) and develop strategies to pay for college by evaluating their current and future financial means as compared to their anticipated financial commitment. They will be exposed to additional financial resources that are available to them. In addition, participants will gain a better understanding of the hidden costs of college. Parents or guardians of the student who will be applying for financial aid are strongly encouraged to attend.

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Seminar
2.00 hour(s)

Ages 18+

Financial decisions you make today will greatly impact your future. When using credit you are spending your future income. This concept will be the backdrop of this session where learners will explore managing credit responsibly, how to obtain credit, and the meaning of credit scores and credit reports.

Location: 

SEFCU Square branch
469 State Street
Schenectady, NY 12305

6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

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Seminar
1.50 hour(s)

Ages 18+

Planning on retiring? Learn how to maximize your pension and protect loved ones with the use of Life Insurance.

Location: 

Dora Maxwell Auditorium 
700 Patroon Creek Blvd. 
Albany, NY 12206 

6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

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Seminar
1.50 hour(s)

Ages 18+

A spending plan is an important part of financial planning because it helps you manage your money in a positive manner so that you can reach your financial goals. Steps for developing your own spending plan, determining fixed expenses, flexible spending, and financial goals will be covered.

Location: 

SEFCU Square branch
469 State Street
Schenectady, NY 12305 

6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

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Seminar
1.50 hour(s)
Albert Roman, Jr

As a retired United States Marine, determination and dedication are a few words you could use to describe Albert Roman, Jr., affectionately called Vinny by his friends and family.

What can I buy with my first paycheck? Should I open a checking account? Why should I start saving for college, or a car, now? Why is everything I want to buy so expensive? Those are just some of the questions typical teenagers ask as they start thinking about a first job. The concepts of managing money through budgeting, saving, and making wise decisions on spending are often a big unknown for most youth. But, with a direct correlation between financial well-being and success in school, eventual careers, and life, it's important to start understanding these concepts early.

SEFCU's Institute for Financial Well-Being had a unique opportunity to exhibit at the Girls World Expo. Offered in partnership with iHeart Media and sponsored by SEFCU, GirlsWorld Expo is a national movement of one-day events for teenage girls. The Albany Expo was diversely designed to connect young women with their community, empowering them to discover their potential and find their best path to personal and professional success.

Recently, 50 Russell Sage College students participated in a session called "Understanding and Managing Credit" that helped them understand their attitudes about money and discover a system of prioritizing wants and needs.