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Welcome to the
kstate CREDIT UNION
Financial Education Center!


Credit card bills, debt, and saving may not be top of mind for you, but the financial decisions you make today will have a long-term impact on your life. This short interactive learning experience will prepare you with the right skills to manage your financial future!

Be confident in how to navigate your financial future! We have free interactive eLearning modules to help you brush up on your current financial skills, and even pick up new ones.

 

BENEFITS OF A CREDIT UNION

SAVINGS

BUILD EMERGENCY SAVINGS

Explore how credit unions work and the different products and services we offer. Learn about the benefits that come with your membership and how we can help you meet your financial goals.

Saving for the future can be as simple as putting away a little money from every paycheck, or as complicated as calculating the compound interest and planning ahead decades in advance.

Learn about spending wants vs. needs, and explore how small changes to your daily routine can add up to large savings over time, such as the formation of an emergency savings account.

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CHECKING ACCOUNTS AUTO LOANS CREDIT SCORES & REPORTS
Explore common checking account features and how they can work for you. Plus, compare common payment methods such as electronic checks, credit cards and debit cards. Get to know your different financing options, how monthly payments are calculated, why it’s important to worry about how much the vehicle costs, as well as your monthly payment. There are a lot of factors that go into your credit score. That number can dramatically affect your ability to get a loan and how much you’ll pay for it. Learn all about how your credit is scored and ways to improve your score
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CREDIT CARDS CONSIDERING HOME OWNERSHIP IDENTITY PROTECTION
Financing what you need with a credit card can be a smart way to manage your money. However, those cards can get you into trouble if you don’t carefully monitor every expense. Learn all about how to control your credit cards before they control you. When you’re ready to be a homeowner, this interactive eLearning module will help you explore the benefits and the costs associated with it. Plus, you’ll review the steps required to find a home and finance it. Check out this interactive eLearning module to understand the causes of consumer fraud and identity theft, as well as ways to protect yourself from online and consumer crimes.
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TAXES MOBILE PAY MORTGAGES
Learn how taxes work so you can develop a strategy that is best for your financial situation. Explore different types of taxes, necessary forms, and how taxes impact your paycheck. Explore how different mobile payment options work and the factors you need to be aware of when using this convenience. This interactive eLearning module can prepare you to find and finance your first or next home. Explore the costs and benefits of home ownership, the different types of home loans and process to secure a loan.
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PAYDAY LOANS INVESTMENTS PREPAID CARDS
Learn how payday loans work, about possible associated fees, and regulations that protect consumers’ interests. Explore different investment options and how to develop an investment strategy that helps meet your short- and long-term financial goals. Explore how prepaid cards work as well as the benefits and costs associated with these products.
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FINANCING HIGHER EDUCATION INSURANCE RETIREMENT 101
Learn about different ways to pay for higher education, loan repayment options and related tax incentives. Learn about insurance so you can choose plans that work best for you. Explore types of insurance, common costs associated with plans, and factors that affect your rates. When do you want to retire? How much money will you need to get there? This module will help you determine how much you’ll need along with different types of plans and strategies to meet your goals.
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529 PLAN ESTATE PLANNING WHEN TO COLLECT SOCIAL SECURITY
Explore how 529 plans can help you start savings for higher education, associated tax benefits and how to start your own plan. Learn why estate planning is important, what documents are included in this financial and legal precaution, and how to get started. Explore the different options for when you may start collecting retirement benefits and develop the plan that works best for you.
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