Member Learning Center

MEMBER LEARNING CENTER

Whether you’re interested in developing a workable spending and savings plan, getting out of debt, taking a look at your credit report, buying a home, or planning for your financial future, Community Resource Federal Credit Union wants to help you manage your money. That’s why we’ve provided access to financial education, counseling services, calculators, and more – all free as part of your membership in the Credit Union.

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Your Path to Financial Fitness Starts Here

At Community Resource FCU, we care about your financial wellness. That’s why we’ve partnered with industry-leading BALANCE to provide you with free access to expertly-crafted financial education and resources to help with your fiscal matters. And should you need, BALANCE can assist with confidential, no-cost financial counseling services to help you develop a sensible budget managing spending and debt. For all your financial life stage changes and more, we—in partnership with BALANCE—are here to help.

  • Learn how to buy a home.
  • Learn how to save for college.
  • Learn how to improve your finances.
  • Get a credit report review.
  • Speak to a financial counselor for free.
  • Much more!

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BALANCE is excited to announce a brand new Webinar for the Win Contest! We’re giving contestants a little extra incentive to attend our free webinars and get the financial guidance they need while connecting with your organization. 

One lucky attendee will win the $1,000 grand prize! 

The rules are simple. To enter, contestants just have to register and attend one of our free webinars in February, March, and April (and stay for the whole thing). Webinars are live, online sessions that let people learn from and interact with an expert on today’s most popular financial topics. 

How to enter: 

  • Must complete the webinar registration form for each webinar attended. Be sure to include Community Resource FCU as the BALANCE provider. 
  • Consumers must attend at least one session in our free webinar series. 
  • Each completed webinar earns you an additional entry into the contest. 
  • Attendees must stay for the entire webinar to receive an entry. 

 

February          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 workshop 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. 

Thursday, Feb. 21   8:30 – 9:30 pm 

Register at: https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/3593356126059204865 

 

March       Rebuilding After a Financial Crisis 

A job loss, a medical crisis, or other hardship can send a normal financial situation into a tailspin. Participants will learn how to get their finances back on track, including budgeting, repaying debt, rebuilding credit, establishing emergency savings and replenishing retirement savings. 

Tuesday, March 5             1:30 – 2:30 pm 

Thursday, March 14         8:30 – 9:30 pm 

Register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/9024277263227020547

 

April    Understanding Credit 

Credit: May want it but how do you get it? This session covers all aspects of becoming an educated credit consumer, including how lenders evaluate for credit approval, factors that impact credit qualification, how credit scoring works, and ways money management today impacts credit standing tomorrow. 

Tuesday, April 9       1:30 – 2:30 pm 

Thursday, April 18         8:30 – 9:30 pm 

Register at: https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/6303327932614482435

 

FAQ: 

What are the contest dates? 

February 1, 2019 – April 19, 2019 

What is the free webinar series? 

BALANCE’s free webinars are available at no cost through our partners. Lead by financial experts, they cover different topics spanning a variety of life events, financial situations, and current consumer trends. 

Can people enter more than once? 

Yes, earn an additional entry with every completed webinar. 

Who’s eligible? 

Contestants must be at least 13 years of age. 

How are the winners selected? 

The winner will be selected at random.