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First Time Homebuyer 101

Topic: Homeownership
Next Seminar: Apr 24, 2014, Broadway Market NFC

Become a well-informed home buyer. This seminar covers it all: How to prepare your credit, develop a budget, and apply for a mortgage, as well as presenting your offer, the appraisal and inspection, and other useful tips.

Understanding Credit Reports

Topic: Debt and Credit
Next Seminar: Apr 26, 2014, Fern Hill Library - Tacoma

Learn how to use free credit reports to learn what's behind your credit rating, how to correct misinformation, and prevent fraud and identity theft.

Building Credit

Topic: Debt and Credit
Next Seminar: May 01, 2014, Lakewood Public Library

Credit has a powerful impact on our lives! It affects our ability to rent an apartment, get a job, attain car insurance, and even purchase a home. This informative presentation teaches participants about credit reports and credit scores, the benefits of having good credit, and ten keys to effective credit building.

Special Needs Trusts: What, Why, and How?

Topic: Trusts, Wills, and Probate
Next Seminar: May 08, 2014, BECU Tukwila Financial Center

Government benefits such as Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) can be vital sources of support for individuals with special needs. If you want to provide funds that can be used to supplement and not supplant government benefits while preserving your beneficiaries eligibility, you may want to consider establishing a Special Needs Trust. During this seminar we will discuss what a Special Needs Trust is, why you should consider one, and how they work.

Webinar - Planning for College

Topic: Saving for College
Next Seminar: May 12, 2014, Webinar

Preparing for college takes effort and time. Fortunately, there are many resources out there to make the process less complicated. Whether you are planning for college yourself, or have a child attending college in a few years, this webinar is for you. We will cover: Paying for college, setting financial goals, making your money stretch, money management tools for college, and other useful tips.

Building A Strong Financial Future- Strategies for Age 30-45

Topic: Retirement Planning
Next Seminar: May 13, 2014, BECU Eastside Financial Center

You'll Learn-Retirement planning tools and life insurance needs. Financial planning needs of mid-state investors, including ways to match savings goals with an appropriate asset allocation. Preliminary estate planning considerations.

Building a Strong Financial Future—Strategies for Age 45 to Retirement

Topic: Retirement Planning
Next Seminar: May 22, 2014, BECU Eastside Financial Center

You'll Learn-Retirement savings needs and how to estimate Social Security Benefits. The impact of inflation. Different asset allocation strategies, estate planning considerations and new tax rules

Webinar - How to Read Your Credit Report

Topic: Debt and Credit
Next Seminar: May 27, 2014, Webinar

Learn how to use free credit reports to learn how to read your report, how to correct misinformation, and how to prevent fraud and identity theft.

Retirement Planning: It's Never too Soon or Too Late to Start

Topic: Retirement Planning
Next Seminar: Jun 03, 2014, BECU Eastside Financial Center

You'll Learn-Insights and techniques that can help you manage your retirement investment plan. No mater what your age, its never too soon or to late to start. How to pursue your retirement goals.

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