Financial Education

Grow your money IQ

The foundation for your financial future begins here. We all know life is unpredictable and how we mange our money has a large impact on our quality of life and the ability to care for our family and loved one’s. That’s why we offer a variety of ways to strengthen your financial knowledge as you navigate all that life has to offer. We hope to see you at one of our many financial education seminars.


Looking for one-on-one financial guidance?

WECU members have access to free, high quality financial counseling and education through Money Management International (MMI). Programs include Budget and Debt Counseling, Credit Report Review, Student Loan Coaching, Pre-Purchase Housing Counseling, and Foreclosure Prevention. Included are numerous financial education articles and videos to help you reach your financial goals.

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Free Educational Seminars

Seminars hosted by WECU are free and open to the general public. Reservations are required. Below is a list of upcoming seminars.

WECU Student Visa

  • Date: Thursday, November 15 2018
  • Time: 06:00 PM – 07:30 PM

Invitation only. Our program is designed for members at least 16 years of age, and provides students with an opportunity to learn about money management and maintaining good credit.  Students are required to attend the Student Visa Seminar and we strongly encourage legal guardians or parent(s) to attend. Upon successful completion of the Student Visa Seminar and either a completed application with proof of income or parent/legal guardian as co-borrower, student members are issued a $250 Student Visa which is good until age 21. Visit our credit cards page for card details.

Location: WECU Ferndale Education Center, 5659 Barrett Rd. Ferndale, WA

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Budgeting and Debt Management Part 2 “Success Factors”

  • Date: Thursday, November 29 2019
  • Time: 06:00 PM – 07:30 PM

Note this seminar was originally scheduled for November 21 and has been changed to November 29.

Research has shown that financial “knowledge”, like knowing budgeting concepts or how to pull your credit report is just part of the picture in creating financial wellness. The other part is about getting yourself to change your actions! This involves understanding your personal values, our relationship with money, and how to approach creating new habits. This fun seminar will send you on your way to reevaluate your relationship with money and have a happier and more confident financial life!

Note: This seminar is part of two part series. You are welcome to join just one, and the seminars can stand alone, but we believe attending both will be very valuable to those individuals and families serious about tackling their finances!

Location: WECU Ferndale Education Center, 5659 Barrett Rd. Ferndale, WA

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Starting Your Own Business

  • Date: Tuesday, January 15 2019
  • Time: 06:00 PM – 07:30 PM

This seminar will include information regarding business formation & taxation, marketing & promotion, maximizing operating cash flow and common pitfalls during the start-up phase.  Speakers will touch on the differences between various entity types, how to start a small business in Whatcom County and some of the most pressing issues for small business owners in Bellingham.

Location: WECU Business Loan Center, 3410 Woburn Street Bellingham, WA 

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