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Free Member Seminars

Gesa is deeply committed to financial education in the community. Invite your friends, whether they are members or not, because our seminars are available to all.

JA All About Cars

Location: Zoom Webinar
Time: 4:30 PM
Presenter: Gesa Credit Union

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Description: Participants will begin to consider their needs and wants for their first automobile. They will complete a self-assessment to identify factors that could affect their car choices and then prioritize their needs and wants. Attendees will learn about different ways to pay for a car and compare the costs of buying versus leasing. Participants will decide whether buying or leasing a car is the best option for them, and they will search for cars that meet their needs and budget.

Requirements: Participants will need a laptop/PC or a mobile device to view this webinar. 

Registration Instructions: This session will be facilitated live via Zoom. Please complete the registration process below to receive the Zoom login credential information and instructions for this free webinar in your RSVP confirmation email. For questions about the registration process, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Registration Link: JA All About Cars form

 

JA Personal Finance

Location: Zoom Webinar
Time: 4:00 PM
Presenter: Gesa Credit Union

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Description: The JA Personal Finance webinar allows attendees to experience the relationship between today’s financial decisions and future financial freedom. To achieve financial health and wellness, they learn about money-management strategies, including earning, employment and income, budgeting, savings, credit and debt, consumer protection, smart shopping, risk management, and investing. Attendees will also explore how their decisions can affect other people they have relationships with and practice using healthy behaviors to discuss shared financial decisions. At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to demonstrate that their personal finances affect their quality of life. They will understand how their financial choices will be the basis of how they get what they want and need.

Requirements: Participants will need a laptop/PC or a mobile device to view this webinar.

Registration Instructions: This session will be facilitated live via Zoom. Please complete the registration process below to receive the Zoom login credential information and instructions for this free webinar in your RSVP confirmation email. For questions about the registration process, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Registration Link: JA Personal Finance form

Financial Reality Fair - Session 1

Location: Zoom Webinar
Time: 9:30 AM
Presenter: Gesa Credit Union

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Ages: 14-18

Description: This 2-hour simulation is a unique learning opportunity for students to experience many of the financial realities they will face as adults. Participants are assigned a fictional life including a career and starting salary and are tasked to develop a balanced monthly budget, paying for items like housing, transportation, childcare, and meals.

Throughout the simulation, students are faced with temptations for additional spending and must learn to balance their wants and needs to successfully navigate living on their own.

Requirements: Participants will need a laptop/PC and a mobile device to complete the simulation.

Registration Instructions: This session will be facilitated live via Zoom. Please complete the registration process below to receive the Zoom login credential information and download instructions for the free simulation-based app in your RSVP confirmation email. For questions about the registration process, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Financial Reality Fair - Session 2

Location: Zoom Webinar
Time: 2:30 PM
Presenter: Gesa Credit Union

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Ages: 14-18

Description: This 2-hour simulation is a unique learning opportunity for students to experience many of the financial realities they will face as adults. Participants are assigned a fictional life including a career and starting salary and are tasked to develop a balanced monthly budget, paying for items like housing, transportation, childcare, and meals.

Throughout the simulation, students are faced with temptations for additional spending and must learn to balance their wants and needs to successfully navigate living on their own.

Requirements: Participants will need a laptop/PC and a mobile device to complete the simulation.

Registration Instructions: This session will be facilitated live via Zoom. Please complete the registration process below to receive the Zoom login credential information and download instructions for the free simulation-based app in your RSVP confirmation email. For questions about the registration process, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Financial Reality Fair - Session 1

Location: Zoom Webinar
Time: 9:30 AM
Presenter: Gesa Credit Union

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Ages: 14-18

Description: This 2-hour simulation is a unique learning opportunity for students to experience many of the financial realities they will face as adults. Participants are assigned a fictional life including a career and starting salary and are tasked to develop a balanced monthly budget, paying for items like housing, transportation, childcare, and meals.

Throughout the simulation, students are faced with temptations for additional spending and must learn to balance their wants and needs to successfully navigate living on their own.

Requirements: Participants will need a laptop/PC and a mobile device to complete the simulation.

Registration Instructions: This session will be facilitated live via Zoom. Please complete the registration process below to receive the Zoom login credential information and download instructions for the free simulation-based app in your RSVP confirmation email. For questions about the registration process, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Financial Reality Fair - Session 2

Location: Zoom Webinar
Time: 2:30 PM
Presenter: Gesa Credit Union

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Ages: 14-18

Description: This 2-hour simulation is a unique learning opportunity for students to experience many of the financial realities they will face as adults. Participants are assigned a fictional life including a career and starting salary and are tasked to develop a balanced monthly budget, paying for items like housing, transportation, childcare, and meals.

Throughout the simulation, students are faced with temptations for additional spending and must learn to balance their wants and needs to successfully navigate living on their own.

Requirements: Participants will need a laptop/PC and a mobile device to complete the simulation.

Registration Instructions: This session will be facilitated live via Zoom. Please complete the registration process below to receive the Zoom login credential information and download instructions for the free simulation-based app in your RSVP confirmation email. For questions about the registration process, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Understanding Credit Scores

Location: Zoom Webinar
Time: 6:00 PM
Presenter: Gesa Credit Union

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Description: A good credit score can save you money and make life easier -- but poor credit can do the opposite! Understanding what impacts your credit score is key to achieving healthy credit. This seminar will walk participants through the five major credit score contributors and provide tips to improve and/or sustain your credit.

Registration Instructions: This session will be facilitated live via Zoom. Please complete the registration process below to receive the Zoom login credential information and download instructions for the free simulation-based app in your RSVP confirmation email. For questions about the registration process, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Protecting Loved Ones from Financial Exploitation

Location: Zoom Webinar
Time: 12:00 PM
Presenter: Gesa Credit Union

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Description: Financial exploitation is one of the most prevalent forms of fraud performed on elderly and other vulnerable adults. This session will empower participants to protect their loved ones from financial exploitation by exploring common fraud schemes, warning signs to look for, and review additional fraud prevention resources.

Registration Instructions: This session will be facilitated live via Zoom. Please complete the registration process below to receive the Zoom login credential information and download instructions for the free simulation-based app in your RSVP confirmation email. For questions about the registration process, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Planning Ahead for Your College Career

Location: Zoom Webinar
Time: 6:00 PM
Presenter: Dr. Rich Quadrel, Sage College Prep Services

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Description: In this webinar, Dr. Quadrel of Sage College Prep Services will describe how to build a semester-by-semester plan for high school students and families to maximize their opportunities to successfully enroll in the college of their choice.

Registration Instructions: This session will be facilitated live via Zoom. Please complete the registration process below to receive the Zoomlogin credentials in your RSVP confirmation email. For questions about the registration process, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Finding Your Perfect College

Location: Zoom Webinar
Time: 6:00 PM
Presenter: Dr. Rich Quadrel, Sage College Prep Services

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Description: In this webinar, Dr. Quadrel of Sage College Prep Services will recommend key criteria for narrowing down your search, including fields of study, tuition and fees, location and setting, size, housing, campus life, and community. He will also demonstrate some free online tools to help find and compare different schools.

Registration Instructions: This session will be facilitated live via Zoom. Please complete the registration process below to receive the Zoom login credentials in your RSVP confirmation email. For questions about the registration process, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Establishing & Sticking to a Budget

Location: Zoom Webinar
Time: 6:00 PM
Presenter: Gesa Credit Union

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Description: Tell your money where to go instead of wondering where it went! In this seminar, participants will explore the process of assessing their finances to create a realistic budget customized to meet their individual needs.

Registration Instructions: This session will be facilitated live via Zoom. Please complete the registration process below to receive the Zoom login credential information and download instructions for the free simulation-based app in your RSVP confirmation email. For questions about the registration process, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Note: Seminar dates, times and locations can change without notice. If you have not registered at least one week in advance, please call to register and verify the schedule.

Request a Seminar

Gesa offers free financial literacy materials and workshops to high schools, colleges, clubs, businesses, and other groups. There is no cost for speakers or materials and each presentation can be tailored to suit the needs of your group or organization.

Invite a credit union expert to visit your business, school, group, or organization today. Simply fill out the form below and we'll follow up with you to discuss your requirements. For more information contact an Education and Outreach Specialist by calling 509.316.4925.