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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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8/28/2018

Medicare 101 - Albany

If you or a family member is new to the federal Medicare program it can feel confusing and frustrating at first glance. This session will help you better understand the many different parts of Medicare and what your options are when you enroll.

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!


8/29/2018

Joe the Monkey Saves for a Goal - Schenectady

Recommended for ages 5-8

Using the book, Joe the Monkey Saves for a Goal, by John Lanza, participants will make decisions about how to spend, share, and save money. Following reading and discussion, children will create their own save jar that they will keep to use for their own established financial goal.

Location:

SEFCU Square branch
469 State Street
Schenectady, NY 12305

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

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9/18/2018

Budgeting Basics: Mad City Money™ Simulation - Saratoga

Recommended for ages 15-18

Learners will dynamically participate in the creation and implementation of a realistic budget through a simulated experience. Learners will be assigned an occupation, income, and obligatory expenses before they begin selecting expenses such as housing, transportation, entertainment, and other discretionary expenditures. During the activity, learners will keep a record of all transactions using a personal check register/debit register and spending plan. in the debriefing stage of this session, learners will discuss their personal experiences while in the simulation and apply acquired skills and knowledge to create and enhance their own budgets.

Location:

Saratoga Springs Public Library
49 Henry St. 
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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Paying for Higher Education - Albany

Recommended for 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.

Location:

SEFCU                                                              
700 Patroon Creek Blvd.
Albany, NY 12206

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

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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. 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:

Amherst branch
3155 Niagara Falls Blvd.
Amherst, NY 14228

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

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9/19/2018

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. 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                                                              
700 Patroon Creek Blvd.
Albany, NY 12206

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

Click here to reserve your seat today!


9/20/2018

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. 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

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

Click here to reserve your seat today!

Medicare 101 - Albany

If you or a family member is new to the federal Medicare program it can feel confusing and frustrating at first glance. This session will help you better understand the many different parts of Medicare and what your options are when you enroll.

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!


9/25/2018

Paying for Higher Education - Schenectady

Recommended for 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.

Location:

SEFCU Square branch
469 State Street
Schenectady, NY 12305

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

Click here to reserve your seat today!

Tackle Your Debt - Buffalo

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:

Amherst branch
3155 Niagara Falls Blvd.
Amherst, NY 14228

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

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9/26/2018

Alterative Solutions to Long Term Care - Albany

Sheila Cervera, Long-Term Care Specialist and Certified Estate Planner, will discuss what long-term health care is, where you can obtain services, and the different solutions available to help you protect your assets and the well-being of your family.

Location:

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

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

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9/27/2018

Protecting Your Assets from a Nursing Home* - Albany

Offered by SEFCU Wealth Management Services

Join us as our Wealth Management Services team hosts James LeBrou and Terry Griesmer from Rowland and LeBrou Law Firm discuss strategies to protect your house and your assets from a nursing home. We will discuss new changes to Medicaid and how these changes may affect your retirement plans.

Location:

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

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

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10/24/2018

Six Barriers to Investment Success* - Albany

Offered by SEFCU Wealth Management Services

Are hidden biases undermining your investment success?

We like to think we invest rationally, but the field of behavioral finance has shown that there are social, emotional, and even cognitive factors that can affect our financial decisions and stand in the way of investment success. Join us as we explore common behavioral biases, how these biases affect our decision making ability and the impact of biases on investment portfolios.

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!


11/6/2018

Medicare 101 - Kirkwood


If you or a family member is new to the federal Medicare program it can feel confusing and frustrating at first glance. This session will help you better understand the many different parts of Medicare and what your options are when you enroll.

Location:

Kirkwood branch
4 Crescent Drive
Kirkwood, NY 13795

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

Click here to reserve your seat today!


11/8/2018

Social Security Savvy* - Albany

Offered by SEFCU Wealth Management Services

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 for this education seminar 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!


11/20/2018

Six Barriers to Investment Success* - Albany

Offered by SEFCU Wealth Management Services

Are hidden biases undermining your investment success?

We like to think we invest rationally, but the field of behavioral finance has shown that there are social, emotional, and even cognitive factors that can affect our financial decisions and stand in the way of investment success. Join us as we explore common behavioral biases, how these biases affect our decision making ability and the impact of biases on investment portfolios.

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!


12/13/2018

Strategies for Managing Retirement Income** - Albany

Offered by SEFCU Wealth Management Services

The new realities of the 21st century require us all to think and prepare differently for what could be a 30-year retirement. The workshop will share the challenges and risks 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 a long term care need may place on your retirement.

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!