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MSUFCU Seminars & Events Calendar

 

Check out what's going on at MSUFCU. Click on a month to expand the list of seminars and events, or to register for a specific seminar. Refreshments are provided at all MSUFCU seminars.

If you would like to speak with one of MSUFCU's financial education specialists to schedule a presentation, please contact us at FinancialEducation@msufcu.org


 

September 2015


October 2015


Thursday, October 01, 2015
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM


Farm Lane Branch
4825 E. Mt. Hope Road
East Lansing, MI 48825

Budgeting: Thriving By 35

Presented by GreenPath Debt Solutions


Learn how to save and also have money for a social life. More importantly, learn tips about having a budget that works while you're focused on paying off student loan debt, car loans, raising a family, etc. This seminar is co-sponsored by the MSU Women's Resource Center.


Wednesday, October 07, 2015
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM


Farm Lane Branch
4825 E. Mt. Hope Road
East Lansing, MI 48825

How to Avoid Common Pitfalls of Estate Planning

Presented by Attorney Michelle Lane, Chalgian & Tripp Law Offices


Confusion about common estate planning documents and concepts, often lead to people paying for legal documents that may not fit their needs. In this presentation, you will have the opportunity to learn why some people may need living trusts, but others may not. You will learn about the "death tax" and whether it applies to you, and how other taxes, including income taxes and capital gains taxes impact the type of estate planning documents that may make sense for you. You will also understand the kinds of documents that can be put in place so that decisions can be made for you if you become incompetent. This seminar is co-sponsored by the MSU Women's Resource Center.


Tuesday, October 20, 2015
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM


Farm Lane Branch
4825 E. Mt. Hope Road
East Lansing, MI 48825

Local Resources for Entrepreneurs

Presented by Tony Willis, Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP)


Whether you are someone who is just starting down the path of entrepreneurship or have been running your own business or startup for quite some time, you may be unaware of the range of resources that the Lansing region has to offer. There is a ton happening in the entrepreneurial scene of greater Lansing, ranging from pitch competitions to Startup Weekends, all the way to boot camps to innovative speaker series. This seminar will go over the wide range of resources our region has to offer get your business off the ground.


Thursday, October 22, 2015
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM


Farm Lane Branch
4825 E. Mt. Hope Road
East Lansing, MI 48825

Turn Your Hobby In To A Business

Presented by Laurie Lonsdorf, Small Business Development Center (SBDC)


Do you have a hobby that you love and invest significant amounts of time or money into? It could be jewelry making, playing guitar, or photography. Attend this seminar and find out how you can start a business and generate some extra income from your hobby, or even turn it in to a full time career. This seminar is co-sponsored by the MSU Women's Resource Center.




November 2015


December 2015


January 2016


Tuesday, January 12, 2016
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM


Farm Lane Branch
4825 E. Mt. Hope Road
East Lansing, MI 48825

Michigan Cottage Law: How to Start A Food Business From Your Home Kitchen

Presented by Kellie Hanford, Small Business Development Center (SBDC)


So you've got a great idea for a food product, but the thought of investing in a building and restaurant equipment is daunting. You might be surprised to find out how Michigan's Cottage Food Law has opened up entrepreneur opportunities for small food producers to legally prepare certain foods right in a home kitchen and sell to the public. It's a great way to test your recipes and business ideas without a major cash outlay. This information session will provide details on the Michigan Cottage Food law, what foods can be made at home, how to sell, food-labeling requirements, and some best practices of home-based food producers. This seminar is co-sponsored by the MSU Women's Resource Center.


Thursday, January 14, 2016
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM


Farm Lane Branch
4825 E. Mt. Hope Road
East Lansing, MI 48825

Access to State Funding

Presented by Jerry Norris, Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP)


Contrary to what you may believe, the state of Michigan has number of funding resources setup to help entrepreneurs and tech based companies grow and meet critical milestones in there development. In this session, we will discuss various programs including: Business Acceleration Fund, First Customer Program, and MI Pre-seed Fund, along with what is necessary to apply for them, and how to increase your odds in getting funding.


Tuesday, January 19, 2016
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM


Farm Lane Branch
4825 E. Mt. Hope Road
East Lansing, MI 48825

How to Repair Your Credit

Presented by GreenPath Debt Solutions


So you've pulled your credit report and you see there are issues, but what are the next steps? In this seminar we will discuss some strategies and ideas of how to address items that are on your report and other steps you can take to make improvements. We will also dispel some of the myths about credit repair and the companies that promise they can fix your credit for a fee. This seminar is co-sponsored by the MSU Women's Resource Center.


Tuesday, January 26, 2016
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM


Farm Lane Branch
4825 E. Mt. Hope Road
East Lansing, MI 48825

Estate Planning

Presented by Attorney Melissa Allen


At this seminar you will learn about the myths and realities of estate planning.




February 2016


March 2016


Tuesday, March 01, 2016
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM


Farm Lane Branch
4825 E. Mt. Hope Road
East Lansing, MI 48825

Special Needs Planning

Presented by Attorney Amy R. Tripp, Chalgian & Tripp Law offices


Estate planning for families with children with special needs takes a special lawyer. There are other legal issues that need to be considered including guardianships or alternatives to guardianships; public benefits (Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income) and life care planning, including the use of a Letter of Intent, and the ability to maneuver through community support services. This program is designed to answer questions and provide information about the special planning and considerations that need to be addressed that go beyond a Special Needs Trust. This seminar is co-sponsored by the MSU Women's Resource Center.


Thursday, March 03, 2016
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM


Farm Lane Branch
4825 E. Mt. Hope Road
East Lansing, MI 48825

Starting a Nonprofit: Is it Worth It?

Presented by Patrice Banks, Daring Ideas Consulting Engagements


There are persistent challenges in forming and managing a nonprofit. Learn practical tools and techniques you can actually use. In this seminar, we take our participants behind the scenes of managing a nonprofit. This seminar is co-sponsored by the MSU Women's Resource Center.


Tuesday, March 15, 2016
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM


Farm Lane Branch
4825 E. Mt. Hope Road
East Lansing, MI 48825

How to Repair Your Credit

Presented by GreenPath Debt Solutions


So you've pulled your credit report and you see there are issues, but what are the next steps? In this seminar we will discuss some strategies and ideas of how to address items that are on your report and other steps you can take to make improvements. We will also dispel some of the myths about credit repair and the companies that promise they can fix your credit for a fee. This seminar is co-sponsored by the MSU Women's Resource Center.


Tuesday, March 22, 2016
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM


Farm Lane Branch
4825 E. Mt. Hope Road
East Lansing, MI 48825

Buying a Home from A-Z

Presented by MSUFCU Mortgage Department


Whether you're purchasing your first home, or haven't purchased a home in a couple years, this workshop will cover everything from home inspections, home values, the importance of a real estate agent, how title insurance protects you and, of course, information regarding mortgage products, how to qualify, and what to expect throughout the process.




April 2016


Thursday, April 14, 2016
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM


Farm Lane Branch
4825 E. Mt. Hope Road
East Lansing, MI 48825

Adult Children Caring for Aging Parents

Presented by Chalgian & Tripp Law Offices


Adult Children often struggle with the issues that arise when their parent's age. Unfortunately, our society does little to prepare people to handle these challenges. This program offers attendees an opportunity to understand the issues and to learn more about terms they probably heard but may not understand. Such as different housing options, Legal documents, Government program and Probate Court. This seminar is co-sponsored by the MSU Women's Resource Center.


Thursday, April 21, 2016
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM


Farm Lane Branch
4825 E. Mt. Hope Road
East Lansing, MI 48825

How To Get A Business Loan

Presented by Tom Donaldson, Small Business Development Center (SBDC)


It takes money to make money, as the saying goes. If you plan to borrow money to start a business or expand your current operation, this workshop is for you. Learn why some businesses get approved for a loan and others are denied. Get insight into the criteria used by lenders to evaluate a loan request. An expert will explain the lending process, introduce SBA loan programs, and share real life examples of successful loan applicants. You will learn: What are the 3 things you absolutely must do before you apply for a business loan? What are the 5 criteria banks use to evaluate your loan application? This seminar is co-sponsored by the MSU Women's Resource Center.


Tuesday, April 26, 2016
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM


Farm Lane Branch
4825 E. Mt. Hope Road
East Lansing, MI 48825

Crowd Funding Strategies

Presented by Tony Willis, Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP)


You hear so much on the news and on social media about all these ideas that get money through crowd funding, must be easy, simple, and quick you think, right? Well the truth may surprise you. This informative session will give a break down on Crowd Funding (rewards and equity based), Crowd Lending, and what it takes to get run a successful campaign.


Wednesday, April 27, 2016
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM


Farm Lane Branch
4825 E. Mt. Hope Road
East Lansing, MI 48825

Estate Planning

Presented by Attorney Melissa Allen


At this seminar you will learn about the myths and realities of estate planning. This seminar is co-sponsored by the MSU Women's Resource Center.




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July 2016


August 2016


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