Community 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

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 https://www.wecu.com/visacards for card details.

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

 

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  • Date: Wednesday, July 18 2018
  • Time: 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM

Health Insurance Forum with Unity Care NW

Questions about health insurance through the Washington State Exchange – Healthplan Finder website? Unity Care NW trained navigators will answer questions about Washington Apple Health plans, and Qualified Health Plans with Tax Credits. They will also go over the basic terminology of health insurance – co-pays, co-insurance, deductible, premium, and more – how to enroll and when to update your applications, and about the upcoming Open Enrollment Period.

Unity Care will provide laptops and help those that need to make changes on their applications. Please bring your social security card (whole family if applicable) and current monthly gross income.

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

 

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  • Date: Wednesday, September 26 2018
  • Time: 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM

Estate Planning 101

An estate plan is a map of how you want your personal and financial affairs to be handled in the future. An effective estate plan can help ensure that your family’s financial needs will be taken care of, and that your personal wishes will be carried out in the manner you intended. Hosted by local Financial Advisor John Ayotte

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

 

 

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  • Date: Wednesday, October 24 2018
  • Time: 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM

Budgeting and Debt Management. Part 1

Is money stressing you out? It will continue to do so until you take control, have a plan and live within your means! WECU’s Community Impact Program Manager Reid Frederick will discuss budgeting and debt repayment concepts and strategies.

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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  • Date: Monday, November 05 2018
  • Time: 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM

Budgeting and Debt Management, Financial Success Factors. Part 2

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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  • Date: Wednesday, November 21 2018
  • Time: 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM

Starting Your Own Business

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