Through October, Mid Oregon Credit Union has presented 17 Financial Fitness webinars on a variety of topics. All but one we have recorded, and they are available for viewing. One of our core purposes is to increase the financial literacy of our members, their families, and the community. As you can see below, you can easily watch 2022 financial education videos from anywhere, anytime.
Different Ways to Watch 2022 Financial Education Videos
Several of the presentations were done more than once during the year. While you can watch 2022 financial education videos from any of them, in this articles we’ve only included the most recent. To see all that are available, visit our YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/user/MidOregonCreditUnion. Your can also see the list from our website “Workshop Handouts and Archives” page.
2022 Financial Education Videos
Presented by Wayne Hanson, Mid Oregon Credit Union. Are you determined to save for that upcoming trip, fund your emergency savings, or make the down payment on your dream car? Wayne will you show you the steps to set your “SMART goal,” determine funding sources, and see your goals become reality.
Hear about business goal setting, honing in on financial type goals, and discuss how to achieve them. Learn about making meaningful financial goals and applying common financial tools and services to get in position to reach those goals. Join Wayne Hanson and Jacob Mayhill as they share principles and some real-world examples of what and how to do it.
Do you know where your last ATM withdrawal was spent? Are you living paycheck to paycheck? Do you have more month left at the end of your money? Watch our webinar to set your spending plan, in five steps. You will learn how to set realistic goals, track where your money goes, and develop that spending plan. Presented by Wayne Hanson, Community Development Officer, Mid Oregon Credit Union
Accessory Dwelling Units, or ADUs and most people call them, are small homes built on the same property as a primary residence. In addition to increasing property value, ADUs can provide housing for elder family members, supplement income as a rental property, and much more. Join us on Thursday, March 17, 10 a.m., and learn more about ADUs, their many benefits, financing options, and determine if they are the right fit for your needs.
Business Services: “The Origin and Future of our Tight Labor Market”, with Damon Runberg, March 24, 2022
Presented by Damon Runberg, state economist with the Oregon Employment Department covering Central Oregon, the Klamath Basin, and the Columbia River Gorge. He writes prolifically and regularly gives presentations on the state of the local economy. The tight labor market we are experiencing has been the talk of the town for months. Most of these conversations lead to assumptions about “overly generous unemployment insurance,” “lazy workers,” or “greedy workers.” The labor market is in fact very tight, among the tightest markets on record, however the reasons why are far more complex than many of these assumptions. Damon will help put today’s labor market into perspective and look into the future to see whether we can expect hiring to become easier.
Are you planning to buy a car? In today’s environment, is it more important then ever that when you find that vehicle, you make a good purchase decision. Find out how to save money and remain in control of your car deal. Learn how to determine how much car you can afford, deal with dealers, negotiate the best car price, benefit from buying used and figure out finance options.
Preventing ID Theft (Handouts only. No video is available), April 28, 2022
You’ve built your business into a valuable asset. Learn more about the essential steps to transition that value to secure your family’s future. Join Scott Reed, of Northwestern Mutual, as he shares how you can become the hero of your financial journey! . He has become inspired by the huge wave of employers who must monetize their business in the next few years to secure their future, because he is one of them!
Presented by Jodie Rogers, Mid Oregon Credit Union. Get a guided tour through the main features of Mid Oregon’s new Digital Banking platform, such as the multiple ways to transfer funds, link outside accounts, personalize your security and alerts, and more. Plus, we’ll dig a little deeper to show you some features you might not expect!
Presented by guest speaker, Ryan Comingdeer, technology and parenting evangelist (and parent of five girls). This workshop will address how parents can keep their kids safe in the digital world. We will review how to discuss online security with your child, the best practices to implement security, tools to lock down your environment and how to best monitor your household activity. You will leave with an understanding of next steps and how to protect your family from spiritual, physical and emotional attacks.
The last couple of years have been difficult, and it may be a good idea to evaluate where you are financially. In our Managing Your Credit webinar, learn what factors affect your credit score, how to build a good credit history, the differences and connections between your credit report and credit score, and ideas for improvement.
Special Guest Presenter Jeff Patterson of Lynch Murphy McLane LLP will cover wills, trusts, powers of attorney, healthcare documents, and beneficiary designation assets/accounts. He’ll also cover questions about what happens when someone becomes disabled/incapacitated and how the Oregon and federal estate tax laws can affect one’s estate and estate-planning considerations.
Presented by Emily Carrick, with PacificSource Medicare. Learn more about who is eligible for Medicare, and answer your most frequently-asked questions, including: When to sign up for Medicare, and how to do it; what is covered, and not generally covered by Medicare; what the differences are between a Medicare Supplement plan and a Medicare Advantage plan; extra help for people with limited income and resources; and where to go for expert help with your Medicare decisions.
Future Live Webinars and Workshops
We have two more webinars scheduled for 2022: Building a Basic Budget on 11/15 at 7 p.m., and Preventing ID Theft on 12/8 at 10 a.m. Preventing ID Theft will not be recorded, so joining the webinar live is your option. Check our Financial Workshops page to learn more about these, and future webinars and live workshops.