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UFCU seminars and events are built upon four pillars of financial health, designed to help you at every stage of your journey: spending, saving, borrowing, and planning.


Jun
01

Optional Retirement Program (ORP)

Have you chosen the Optional Retirement Program instead of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS)? CFS* and UFCU can help you navigate the complexities of ORP so you can prepare for retirement. In this seminar, we’ll cover the following topics:

  • How ORP works
  • Contribution limits
  • Voluntary retirement plans through your employer
  • Investment options
  • Which investment allocation options are best for you
  • Managing your investment account
  • Risk tolerance

* Non-deposit investment products and services are offered through CUSO Financial Services, L.P. ("CFS"), a registered broker-dealer (MemberFINRA/SIPC) and SEC Registered Investment Advisor. Products offered through CFS: are not NCUA/NCUSIF or otherwise federally insured, are not guarantees or obligations of the credit union, and may involve investment risk including possible loss of principal. Investment Representatives are registered through CFS. UFCU has contracted with CFS to make non-deposit investment products and services available to credit union members. CFS does not provide tax or legal advice. For such guidance, please consult a qualified tax and/or legal advisor.

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June 01, 2020
5:30 PM
1 Hour
N Guadalupe Financial Center
4611 Guadalupe St
Austin, TX 78751-2908
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Jun
06

Shred Day

Criminals need very little information to steal identities and garbage cans offer an abundance of information from paperwork. Bring up to two file boxes of paper per household for free, confidential shredding. Commercial high-volume shredders, courtesy of Iron Mountain, will be on-site to shred your records. UFCU Asset Protection team members will also be available to answer your questions about identity theft or other fraud issues. Mark your calendars now!*

This seminar supports the financial health pillar of planning.

* Weather permitting

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June 06, 2020
10:00 AM
10 AM - 12 PM or until truck is full
N Guadalupe Financial Center
4611 Guadalupe St
Austin, TX 78751-2908
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Jun
18

Optional Retirement Program (ORP)

Have you chosen the Optional Retirement Program instead of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS)? CFS* and UFCU can help you navigate the complexities of ORP so you can prepare for retirement. In this seminar, we’ll cover the following topics:

  • How ORP works
  • Contribution limits
  • Voluntary retirement plans through your employer
  • Investment options
  • Which investment allocation options are best for you
  • Managing your investment account
  • Risk tolerance

* Non-deposit investment products and services are offered through CUSO Financial Services, L.P. ("CFS"), a registered broker-dealer (MemberFINRA/SIPC) and SEC Registered Investment Advisor. Products offered through CFS: are not NCUA/NCUSIF or otherwise federally insured, are not guarantees or obligations of the credit union, and may involve investment risk including possible loss of principal. Investment Representatives are registered through CFS. UFCU has contracted with CFS to make non-deposit investment products and services available to credit union members. CFS does not provide tax or legal advice. For such guidance, please consult a qualified tax and/or legal advisor.

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June 18, 2020
5:00 PM
1 Hour
Victory Lakes Interactive Financial Center
2500 Gulf Freeway S
League City, TX 77573
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Jun
23

Optional Retirement Program (ORP)

Have you chosen the Optional Retirement Program instead of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS)? CFS* and UFCU can help you navigate the complexities of ORP so you can prepare for retirement. In this seminar, we’ll cover the following topics:

  • How ORP works
  • Contribution limits
  • Voluntary retirement plans through your employer
  • Investment options
  • Which investment allocation options are best for you
  • Managing your investment account
  • Risk tolerance

* Non-deposit investment products and services are offered through CUSO Financial Services, L.P. ("CFS"), a registered broker-dealer (MemberFINRA/SIPC) and SEC Registered Investment Advisor. Products offered through CFS: are not NCUA/NCUSIF or otherwise federally insured, are not guarantees or obligations of the credit union, and may involve investment risk including possible loss of principal. Investment Representatives are registered through CFS. UFCU has contracted with CFS to make non-deposit investment products and services available to credit union members. CFS does not provide tax or legal advice. For such guidance, please consult a qualified tax and/or legal advisor.

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June 23, 2020
5:00 PM
1 Hour
Galveston Financial Center
428 Postoffice St
Galveston, TX 77550
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Jul
15

Estate Planning Basics

Many people believe that estate planning is only for the wealthy. Nothing could be further from the truth. This workshop will help you and your family understand basic techniques to become better prepared for life’s unexpected events.

You’ll learn about wills, trusts, powers of attorney, gifting, and other important estate planning tools. We hope you'll join us to explore this vital topic.

This seminar supports the financial health pillar of planning.

* Non-deposit investment products and services are offered through CUSO Financial Services, L.P. ("CFS"), a registered broker-dealer (Member FINRA/SIPC) and SEC Registered Investment Advisor. Products offered through CFS: are not NCUA/NCUSIF or otherwise federally insured, are not guarantees or obligations of the credit union, and may involve investment risk including possible loss of principal. Investment Representatives are registered through CFS. The credit union has contracted with CFS to make non-deposit investment products and services available to credit union Members. Fixed insurance products are offered through CFS Insurance & Technology Services, LLC. CFS does not provide tax or legal advice. For such guidance, please consult a qualified tax and/or legal advisor.

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July 15, 2020
6:00 PM
1 Hour
Steck Financial Center
3305 Steck Ave
Austin, TX 78757-7569
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Jul
20

Teacher Retirement System (TRS) 101

In this seminar, we’ll explore your options for reaching your financial goals when you retire from the TRS.* Please join us to learn more about your choices and opportunities when considering retirement. Specifically, we’ll discuss the following topics:

  • TRS Retirement Rules
  • TRS Standard Annuity Calculation
  • Partial Lump Sum Option (PLSO)
  • Government Pension Offset (GPO)
  • Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP)

This seminar supports the financial health pillar of planning.

* Non-deposit investment products and services are offered through CUSO Financial Services, L.P. ("CFS"), a registered broker-dealer (Member FINRA/SIPC) and SEC Registered Investment Advisor. Products offered through CFS: are not NCUA/NCUSIF or otherwise federally insured, are not guarantees or obligations of the credit union, and may involve investment risk including possible loss of principal. Investment Representatives are registered through CFS. The credit union has contracted with CFS to make non-deposit investment products and services available to credit union Members. Fixed insurance products are offered through CFS Insurance & Technology Services, LLC. CFS does not provide tax or legal advice. For such guidance, please consult a qualified tax and/or legal advisor.

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July 20, 2020
5:00 PM
1.5 Hours
Victory Lakes Interactive Financial Center
2500 Gulf Freeway S
League City, TX 77573
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Jul
28

Teacher Retirement System (TRS) 101

In this seminar, we’ll explore your options for reaching your financial goals when you retire from the TRS.* Please join us to learn more about your choices and opportunities when considering retirement. Specifically, we’ll discuss the following topics:

  • TRS Retirement Rules
  • TRS Standard Annuity Calculation
  • Partial Lump Sum Option (PLSO)
  • Government Pension Offset (GPO)
  • Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP)

This seminar supports the financial health pillar of planning.

* Non-deposit investment products and services are offered through CUSO Financial Services, L.P. ("CFS"), a registered broker-dealer (Member FINRA/SIPC) and SEC Registered Investment Advisor. Products offered through CFS: are not NCUA/NCUSIF or otherwise federally insured, are not guarantees or obligations of the credit union, and may involve investment risk including possible loss of principal. Investment Representatives are registered through CFS. The credit union has contracted with CFS to make non-deposit investment products and services available to credit union Members. Fixed insurance products are offered through CFS Insurance & Technology Services, LLC. CFS does not provide tax or legal advice. For such guidance, please consult a qualified tax and/or legal advisor.

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July 28, 2020
5:00 PM
1.5 Hours
Galveston Financial Center
428 Postoffice St
Galveston, TX 77550
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Sep
02

Social Security

As you approach retirement,* one of the biggest financial decisions you'll make is when to begin receiving social security benefits. Should you begin receiving a smaller social security benefit earlier? Or should you wait until you reach retirement age (or even later) to receive a larger benefit?

This seminar supports the financial health pillar of planning.

* Non-deposit investment products and services are offered through CUSO Financial Services, L.P. ("CFS"), a registered broker-dealer (Member FINRA/SIPC) and SEC Registered Investment Advisor. Products offered through CFS: are not NCUA/NCUSIF or otherwise federally insured, are not guarantees or obligations of the credit union, and may involve investment risk including possible loss of principal. Investment Representatives are registered through CFS. The credit union has contracted with CFS to make non-deposit investment products and services available to credit union Members. Fixed insurance products are offered through CFS Insurance & Technology Services, LLC. CFS does not provide tax or legal advice. For such guidance, please consult a qualified tax and/or legal advisor.

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September 02, 2020
5:30 PM
45 Minutes
N Guadalupe Financial Center
4611 Guadalupe St
Austin, TX 78751-2908
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Sep
09

Understanding Your Credit Score

Your credit score can save you (or cost you) thousands of dollars. In this seminar, we’ll explain the difference between good credit, bad credit, and no credit. We’ll also share tips on how you can position yourself for the best possible rates, regardless of your credit score today.  

This seminar supports the financial health pillar of borrowing.

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September 09, 2020
5:30 PM
1 Hour
Highway 79 Financial Center
120 Palm Valley Cove
Round Rock, TX 78665
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Sep
12

Shred Day

Criminals need very little information to steal identities and garbage cans offer an abundance of information from paperwork. Bring up to two file boxes of paper per household for free, confidential shredding. Commercial high-volume shredders, courtesy of Iron Mountain, will be on-site to shred your records. UFCU Asset Protection team members will also be available to answer your questions about identity theft or other fraud issues. Mark your calendars now!*

This seminar supports the financial health pillar of planning.

* Weather permitting

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DATE:
TIME:
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September 12, 2020
10:00 AM
10 AM - 12 PM or until truck is full
N Guadalupe Financial Center
4611 Guadalupe St
Austin, TX 78751-2908
Map