Whether you believe that the best things in life are free or that money makes the world go ’round, understanding your finances is crucial to living the life that’s right for you. That’s why VCCU offers a variety of FREE educational opportunities to help you achieve your financial goals.

Financial Education Workshops 

To help support greater financial literacy, VCCU partners with a variety of academic institutions, businesses and other organizations to offer free workshops for VCCU members and our community.

These financial seminars cover topics such as budgeting, saving and investing, understanding credit, retirement planning, identity theft prevention and beyond.

Due to recent events surrounding the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), all workshops have been placed on hold until further notice. 

Financial Education

Schedule a Presentation for Your Business or Organization
Want VCCU to host a financial literacy workshop for your organization? Complete our Financial Education Request Form to get started. While we are ready and willing to present on any financial topic under the sun, some of our most common presentations include: 

  • Basics of Personal Finance
  • Budgeting
  • Rebuilding After a Financial Crisis
  • Understanding Credit
  • Financial Planning for College Students
  • Fraud/ Identity Theft Prevention
  • First-time Home Buying
  • Teens and Money (13-19)
  • Buying and Leasing Cars
  • Retirement Planning
  • Living Trust and Estate Planning

BALANCE Financial Fitness Program
Through BALANCE, VCCU members have access to free resources such as one-on-one financial counseling, online educational tools (e.g., financial calculators, articles, quizzes, videos and more), debt management assistance, monthly webinars and more.

Not a member yet? Membership is open to all who live, work or go to school in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. To become part of the VCCU family, simply apply online or visit your nearest branch.