Free Financial Webinar Schedule

As a member of Golden Valley Federal Credit Union, we invite you to participate in free monthly webinars presented by our partner organization Balance Financial Fitness.

Each month has two opportunities to view the webinar; one morning and one early evening session. We encourage you to take this free opportunity to improve your financial fitness!

BALANCE is a non-profit service. Accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Services for Families and Children, Inc. and are certified by HUD to provide comprehensive housing counseling services.

March – Saving with Purpose

March 12, 2024 | March 21, 2024
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Saving money is much easier with a goal in mind. This workshop shows you how to choose the right goals for you and overcome barriers to achieving them.

April – Teens & Money

April 9, 2024 | April 18, 2024
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Young adults are primed to soak in new information. It’s a great time to guide them to money management techniques that can last a lifetime. Attendees will learn managing money effectively, preparing for common upcoming bills, opening checking and savings accounts, establishing credit (and use it wisely), and looking at investing options.

June – Becoming a Homeowner

June 4, 2024 | June 13, 2024
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Homeownership starts well before the contracts are signed—preparation is one of the keys to a smooth home buying process. This session covers all major pre-purchase topics such as budgeting, the down payment, credit reports, debt-to-income ratios, and the mortgage lending process. 

July – Planning for Money Milestones

July 9, 2024 | July 18, 2024
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There are many important financial milestones for consumers in their 20s and 30s. To help prepare today’s “Millennials” for a positive financial future—without sacrificing fun—we take a realistic approach to managing finances. We’ll cover SMART goals, getting financially organized, building a budget, controlling expenses, wiping out debt, and much more!

August – After Identity Theft

August 13, 2024 | August 22, 2024
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If you’re a victim of identity theft or just want to stay prepared, this workshop is a
must. You’ll learn about the different types of identity theft as well as proven steps you can take to minimize its impact.

September – Finances for Small Business Owners

September 10, 2024 | September 19, 2024
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Entrepreneurship is stronger than ever. This session covers all the financial aspects of starting and running a small business. Topics include: types of legal entity structures, writing a business plan, bookkeeping, paying taxes, and everything in-between.

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October – FAFSA: The Key to Unlocking Financial Aid

October 8, 2024 | October 17, 2024

October – FAFSA: The Key to Unlocking Financial Aid – The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a government form that streamlines the financial aid process, which can help reduce your student loan burden. This workshop covers FAFSA basics, as well as provides insight into the application process, how to complete the FAFSA online, federal requirements, and receiving and maintaining federal financial aid.



November – Unwrapping Holiday Scam Season

November 12, 2024 | November 21, 2024

Don’t let scammers steal your holiday spirit! Unwrap knowledge and tools needed to protect you and your loved ones from holiday scammers. Learn how to identify the red flags, utilize safe online shopping techniques and the steps to take if you do become a victim.



December – 21 Ways to Trim your Budget

December 10, 2024 | December 19, 2024

Stretching your budget is a necessary step to achieving your financial goals. Learn smart ways to save on the things that impact your finances
most, such as food, health care, insurance and more.