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SEFCU offers free educational seminars on a wide range of topics including college and estate planning, identity theft, long-term care planning, and much more. Check out our upcoming seminars below and register for one today!

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10/17/2017

Tackle Your Debt - Albany

Recommended for ages 18+

Learners will develop an effective debt pay-down strategy. They will also consider appropriate debt levels, and reflect on what is considered good debt and bad debt. A basic budgeting framework is also discussed as part of scoring a debt reduction plan.


Location:

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

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Click here to reserve your seat today!


10/18/2017

Social Security Savvy* - Albany

When it comes to retirement income, Social Security plays an important role in your retirement income story. Understanding and making the right decisions around taking Social Security can be a big driver of success in retirement. Join us as we discuss special considerations for your claiming strategy, how being married, divorced, or widowed may affect your benefits, or how the claiming strategy of your spouse may affect your benefits.

Location:

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

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Click here to reserve your seat today!

Does Money Grow on Trees? - Schenectady

Recommended for ages 5-8

Learners will discuss the significance of money in society and gain an understanding of where money comes from. Youngsters learn to distinguish between needs and wants as they create a financial plan using the categories of saving, spending, sharing, and giving.

Location:

SEFCU Square branch
469 State Street
Schenectady, NY 12305

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Click here to reserve your seat today!


10/24/2017

Budgeting Basics: How to Grow Your Dough with a Personal Spending Plan - Syracuse

Recommended for 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:

Soule Branch Library
101 Springfield Rd.
Syracuse, NY 13214

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

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Building a Strong Financial Future: Strategies for Age 45 to Retirement* - Albany

Join us as we discuss retirement savings needs, how to estimate Social Security benefits, and the impact of inflation. We will also focus on different asset allocation strategies as well as estate planning considerations and new tax rules. 

Location:

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

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Click here to reserve your seat today!


10/26/2017

Basics of Estate Planning - Albany

A Certified Estate Planner will discuss the crucial information that will help learners understand how to create a well-informed and stable financial plan for themselves and their loved ones. Learners will recognize the basic components of a will, power of attorney, probate, and healthcare proxies.

Location:

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

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Click here to reserve your seat today!


11/1/2017

Understanding and Managing Credit - Schenectady

Recommended for ages 18+

Financial decisions you make today will greatly impact your future. When using credit you are spending your future income. Learners will explore managing credit responsibly, types and sources of credit, obtaining credit, and the meaning of credit scores and reports.


Location:

SEFCU Square branch
469 State Street
Schenectady, NY 12305

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Click here to reserve your seat today!


11/2/2017

Budgeting Basics: How to Grow Your Dough with a Personal Spending Plan - Albany

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:

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

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Click here to reserve your seat today!


11/8/2017

Affordable Solutions to Long-Term Care - Kirkwood

Recommended for ages 40+

A certified Long-Term Care Specialist and Certified Estate Planner will discuss what long-term health care is, where an individual can obtain services, and explore the different solutions to help protect home and assets. With proper planning, participants will learn ways to achieve their goals, protect the well-being of their family, safeguard their assets, and maintain control of health care choices. Learners will have an opportunity to ask questions and will leave the session with 10 solutions for planning for long-term care.

Location:

Kirkwood Branch
4 Crescent Drive
Kirkwood, NY 13795

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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Understanding and Managing Credit - Binghamton

Recommended for ages 18+

Financial decisions you make today will greatly impact your future. When using credit you are spending your future income. Learners will explore managing credit responsibly, types and sources of credit, obtaining credit, and the meaning of credit scores and reports.


Location:

George F. Johnson Memorial Library
1001 Park St.
Endicott, NY 13760

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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Paying For Higher Education - Syracuse

Recommended for ages 15-18

Participants will explore the expenses and hidden costs related to funding higher education. Participants will navigate the financial aid process (FASFA) and develop strategies to pay for college by evaluating their current and future financial means as compared to their anticipated financial commitment. Parents or guardians of the student who will be applying for financial aid are strongly encouraged to attend.

Location:

Soule Branch Library
101 Springfield Rd.
Syracuse, NY 13214

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Click here to reserve your seat today!


11/9/2017

Budgeting Basics: How to Grow Your Dough with a Personal Spending Plan - Albany

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:

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

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Click here to reserve your seat today!

Budgeting Basics: How to Grow Your Dough with a Personal Spending Plan - Binghamton

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:

George F. Johnson Memorial Library
1001 Park St.
Endicott, NY 13760

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Click here to reserve your seat today!


11/14/2017

Affordable Solutions to Long-Term Care - Albany

Recommended for ages 40+

A certified Long-Term Care Specialist and Certified Estate Planner will discuss what long-term health care is, where an individual can obtain services, and explore the different solutions to help protect home and assets. With proper planning, participants will learn ways to achieve their goals, protect the well-being of their family, safeguard their assets, and maintain control of health care choices. Learners will have an opportunity to ask questions and will leave the session with 10 solutions for planning for long-term care.

Location:

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

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Click here to reserve your seat today!

H.A.B.I.T.S. (SM) for Smart Consumer Spending - Binghamton

Recommended for ages 11-13

Learners will be introduced to the idea of making informed consumer decisions through role-playing exercises. The SEFCU method for building positive spending habits by practicing H.A.B.I.T.S. will be covered.

Location:

George F. Johnson Memorial Library
1001 Park St.
Endicott, NY 13760

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Click here to reserve your seat today!


11/15/2017

Understanding and Managing Credit - Buffalo

Recommended for ages 18+

Financial decisions you make today will greatly impact your future. When using credit you are spending your future income. Learners will explore managing credit responsibly, types and sources of credit, obtaining credit, and the meaning of credit scores and reports.


Location:

Audubon Library
350 John James Audubon Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14228

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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21st Century Retirement: Strategies for Managing Retirement Income* - Albany

The new realities of the 21st century require us all to think and prepare differently for what could be a 30-year retirement. Learn the challenges and risks related to retirement income, strategies that seek to help ensure you won’t outlive your assets, appropriate withdrawal rates to use to draw down on your money, and the implications that long-term care may have.

Location:

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

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Click here to reserve your seat today!

Does Money Grow on Trees? - Buffalo

Recommended for ages 5-8

Learners will discuss the significance of money in society and gain an understanding of where money comes from. Youngsters learn to distinguish between needs and wants as they create a financial plan using the categories of saving, spending, sharing, and giving.

Location:

Audubon Library
350 John James Audubon Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14228

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Click here to reserve your seat today!


11/16/2017

Budgeting Basics: How to Grow Your Dough with a Personal Spending Plan - Buffalo

Recommended for 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:

Audubon Library
350 John James Audubon Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14228

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Click here to reserve your seat today!

H.A.B.I.T.S. (SM) for Smart Consumer Spending - Schenectady

Recommended for ages 11-13

Learners will be introduced to the idea of making informed consumer decisions through role-playing exercises. The SEFCU method for building positive spending habits by practicing H.A.B.I.T.S. will be covered.

Location:

SEFCU Square branch
469 State Street
Schenectady, NY 12305

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Click here to reserve your seat today!


11/28/2017

H.A.B.I.T.S. (SM) for Smart Consumer Spending - Syracuse

Recommended for ages 11-13

Learners will be introduced to the idea of making informed consumer decisions through role-playing exercises. The SEFCU method for building positive spending habits by practicing H.A.B.I.T.S. will be covered.

Location:

Soule Branch Library
101 Springfield Rd.
Syracuse, NY 13214

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Click here to reserve your seat today!

Understanding and Managing Credit - Albany

Recommended for ages 18+

Financial decisions you make today will greatly impact your future. When using credit you are spending your future income. Learners will explore managing credit responsibly, types and sources of credit, obtaining credit, and the meaning of credit scores and reports.


Location:

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

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Click here to reserve your seat today!


12/5/2017

Fraud Prevention: Isolating Your Personal Information and Side-Stepping Scams - Syracuse

Recommended for ages 18+

In this session on fraud prevention, learners will identify ways to protect themselves and their personal financial information from scam artists and identity thieves. Learners will recognize the tactics used to steal an individual‘s identity, information, and money. They will practice resolving identity theft issues and become familiar with the steps it takes to report a scam.

Location:

Soule Branch Library
101 Springfield Rd.
Syracuse, NY 13214

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Click here to reserve your seat today!


12/6/2017

Understanding and Managing Credit - Syracuse

Recommended for ages 18+

Financial decisions you make today will greatly impact your future. When using credit you are spending your future income. Learners will explore managing credit responsibly, types and sources of credit, obtaining credit, and the meaning of credit scores and reports.


Location:

Soule Branch Library
101 Springfield Rd.
Syracuse, NY 13214

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Click here to reserve your seat today!

Tackle Your Debt - Schenectady

Recommended for ages 18+

Learners will develop an effective debt pay-down strategy. They will also consider appropriate debt levels, and reflect on what is considered good debt and bad debt. A basic budgeting framework is also discussed as part of scoring a debt reduction plan.


Location:

SEFCU Square branch
469 State Street
Schenectady, NY 12305

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Click here to reserve your seat today!

Pension Maximization* - Albany

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

Location:

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

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Click here to reserve your seat today!


12/7/2017

Fraud Prevention: Isolating Your Personal Information and Side-Stepping Scams - Buffalo

Recommended for ages 18+

In this session on fraud prevention, learners will identify ways to protect themselves and their personal financial information from scam artists and identity thieves. Learners will recognize the tactics used to steal an individual‘s identity, information, and money. They will practice resolving identity theft issues and become familiar with the steps it takes to report a scam.

Location:

Audubon Library
350 John James Audubon Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14228

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Click here to reserve your seat today!


12/12/2017

Fraud Prevention: Isolating Your Personal Information and Side-Stepping Scams - Albany

Recommended for ages 18+ 

In this session on fraud prevention, learners will identify ways to protect themselves and their personal financial information from scam artists and identity thieves. Learners will recognize the tactics used to steal an individual’s identity, information, and money. They will practice resolving identity theft issues and become familiar with the steps it takes to report a scam.


Location:

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

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Click here to reserve your seat today!

12/14/2017

Fraud Prevention: Isolating Your Personal Information and Side-Stepping Scams - Binghamton

Recommended for ages 18+

In this session on fraud prevention, learners will identify ways to protect themselves and their personal financial information from scam artists and identity thieves. Learners will recognize the tactics used to steal an individual‘s identity, information, and money. They will practice resolving identity theft issues and become familiar with the steps it takes to report a scam.

Location:

George F. Johnson Memorial Library
1001 Park St.
Endicott, NY 13760

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Click here to reserve your seat today!