Education and our Community

Find educational resources and what seminars are being offered in your area. There are many FREE sessions on budgeting, saving, and more (and you don't have to be a member to attend).

Don't forget to read up on news about the local communities we serve. From signature events to fundraisers, our community involvement is changing lives every day!

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Ages 15-18

Participants will explore the costs related to funding higher education. Participants will navigate the financial aid process (FAFSA) and develop strategies to pay for college by evaluating their current and future financial means as compared to their anticipated financial commitment. They will be exposed to additional financial resources that are available to them. In addition, participants will gain a better understanding of the hidden costs of college. Parents or guardians of the student who will be applying for financial aid are strongly encouraged to attend.

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Seminar
2.00 hour(s)

Ages 15-18

Participants will explore the costs related to funding higher education. Participants will navigate the financial aid process (FAFSA) and develop strategies to pay for college by evaluating their current and future financial means as compared to their anticipated financial commitment. They will be exposed to additional financial resources that are available to them. In addition, participants will gain a better understanding of the hidden costs of college. Parents or guardians of the student who will be applying for financial aid are strongly encouraged to attend.

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Seminar
2.00 hour(s)

Ages 18+

Offered by SEFCU Wealth Management Services*

The new realities of the 21st century require us all to think and prepare differently for what could be a 30-year retirement. The workshop will share the challenges and risks to retirement income, strategies that seek to help ensure you won’t outlive your assets, appropriate withdrawal rates to use to draw down on your money, and the implications that a long-term care need may place on your retirement.

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Seminar
1.50 hour(s)

Ages 18+

Offered by SEFCU Wealth Management Services*

Join us as we explore strategies to increase your financial awareness and empower you with practical and actionable solutions for your retirement future. We’ll have an interactive educational session covering many topics including maintaining your desired lifestyle in retirement, caregiving for aging parents without sacrificing your retirement, taking control of your finances during life transitions, as well as planning for future generations.

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Seminar
1.50 hour(s)

Ages 18+

Offered by SEFCU Wealth Management Services*

When it comes to retirement income, Social Security plays an important role in your retirement income story. Understanding and making the right decisions around taking Social Security can be a big driver to independence in retirement.  Join us for this education seminar as we discuss special considerations for your claiming strategy, how being married/divorced or widowed may affect your benefits or how the claiming strategy of your spouse may affect your benefits.

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Seminar
1.50 hour(s)

SEFCU extends helping hand to Equinox's Transitional Living Program.

The SEFCU Community team is helping homeless youth get back on their feet and ready for positive steps forward. 

Last month, SEFCU presented a $25,000 grant fund Equinox’s Transitional Living Program (TLP), which provides housing and a variety of support services to homeless youth. The grant will assist with funding dinners and providing bus passes to help youth attend school, work, job interviews, and medical appointments. 

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In 2018, more than 5,000 individuals attended a learning event across New York State. Attendees were surveyed and reported favorably on both the classes and their instructors. Are you ready to change your financial future and attend a free session?

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Stephanie Hadcock, Why I Care Member Recipient

For Stephanie Hadcock volunteering has always been part of who she is.

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Chris McNeil, Employee Recipient

Most members know Chris McNeil as the Member Service Leader of SEFCU’s Amsterdam branch, but you may not know he is also skilled with using power tools and he’s been putting those skills to good use helping to renovate a number of spaces at non-profits throughout the areas SEFCU

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