ELGA Credit Union promotes financial wellness by offering FREE Financial Fitness workshops located in our branches in Genesee, Lapeer, and Saginaw counties. Our seminars help move you forward on the best path for your specific circumstances. All classes are designed and taught by ELGA’s award-winning financial educator, Lori Hawk.
Financial Fitness seminars are ready to meet you where you are financially and give you the tools to move forward from there. The budgeting skills you gain help put money back into your budget and allow you to start working on your next big goal.
Many of the seminars are built on skills learned, so attend as many as you can. You can jump in any time, and skip those that don't apply.
If you would like our success coach to work with you one on one, paid time is available. You can choose to work on individual budgeting, meal planning, weighing out big financial decisions, and how to use the other tools taught in our seminars.
January – Survival at Home
We all know life is just plain expensive. This course will give you tips to save money. We will create a monthly budget and get a feel for how much you have to spend monthly and what bills are going out. You will find ways to save on things you are already doing. This will tell you how much you can afford, save, and help you set some annual and life goals.
February – Feeding My Family Costs How Much?
How much does it really cost to feed my family? After this session, you will learn how to plan out your meals for the month. You will see your grocery budget shrink and your family will eat at home more. You will still get to dine out some days, but the cost won't cause any stress because it is already a part of your plan.
March – Gaming, Pay Me!
So many places offer rewards, but it is difficult to grasp which ones really benefit the consumer. This seminar will show you how to be loyal to certain businesses to gain the rewards they are offering. You will also learn to use your smart phone to get points when shopping. The benefits of gaming are cash, gift cards, and more!