Did you know Travis Credit Union offers free financial education seminars? Our seminars cover a variety of topics designed to help you improve your financial life and achieve your short and long-term goals. Our qualified financial education advisors travel to the communities we serve and cover a range of topics.
Here’s a taste of what we have to offer:
Preparation for buying a home begins long before the purchase actually takes place. This seminar covers pre-purchase issues such as budgeting, determining how much you can afford to spend on a house, saving for a down payment and other costs. You'll learn about credit reports, managing your debt-to-income ratio, the types of home loans available, and the mortgage lending process.
This seminar provides an overview of credit bureaus, credit scoring and the Fair Credit Reporting Act, as well as specific guidance on disputing inaccuracies, improving your credit score, and dealing with identity theft and fraud.
RSVP for August
This seminar explains how to determine what you can afford to spend on a car, how to deal with dealerships, how to negotiate the best price, how to decipher financing options and warranties, and how to find help if you have warranty problems. It also covers the benefits of buying used vehicles.
RSVP for September
A financial bootcamp for young adults, ages 14-24, it simulates some financial realities of the grown-up world with hands-on activities. Each participant is assigned a temporary identity, including occupation, salary, debt, marital status, and children, etc. They visit nine “merchants” in Mad City to choose housing and transportation and purchase necessities and wants.
RSVP for Mad City Money
Rising college tuition costs continue to outpace inflation. Through a combination of long-term savings and an understanding of financial aid opportunities, you will learn how to make continuing education for your children or yourself a reality.
RSVP for October
*Open to TAFB affiliated personnel or active military only
At this seminar, you’ll learn why some record-keeping systems fail, how to develop an efficient bill-paying system, which records to keep and for how long, how to take a home inventory, what to have instantly accessible in case of a natural disaster, and where to go for help.
RSVP for TAFB: October 9
This seminar presents valuable tips on moving and settling into a new home, keeping records, communicating with your lender and creditors, making your new home energy efficient to save money, taking advantage of the financial benefits of owning a home, hiring a contractor for remodeling, improving your credit score for refinancing or borrowing purposes, and more.
RSVP for November