Financial Wellness Center

Your single stop for financial fitness.

Train at your own pace with videos, podcasts, and more


We all want our finances to be in great shape. And that takes training!

Fortunately, Golden 1 offers expertise to help you strengthen your credit score, use credit wisely, budget your expenses, save for important purchases, and so much more. Start training now. Pick a category you want to work on, or view all the topics below.

You’ll find plenty of free resources that suit your style:

  • Online videos: Quick 90-second overviews to keep your financial muscles toned
  • Podcasts: 10- to 15-minute audio sessions to keep multitaskers in good financial shape. Subscribe to our podcasts on Apple Podcasts by clicking here
  • Webcasts: 30-minute lessons you can join online, almost like a visit from your own personal trainer
  • The Learning Lab: A complete educational workout with tutorials on common financial issues you can review at your own pace

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Webcasts


Live Webcast

Managing Your Debt Safely With Digital Banking

Learn how to use online and mobile banking to manage your debts. On-line bill pay, alerts, and transaction history can help you manage your financial responsibilities.

  • July 07, 2020
  • 11:00am - 11:30am
  • Karla Contreras
Live Webcast

Digital Banking at Home or on the Go

Digital banking can assist you while on the go or in the comfort of your home. Learn how to deposit checks, check your balances, and get answers to questions you need.

  • July 08, 2020
  • 11:00am - 11:30am
  • Manuel Morfin
Live Webcast

Managing Your Debt Safely With Digital Banking

Learn how to use online and mobile banking to manage your debts. On-line bill pay, alerts, and transaction history can help you manage your financial responsibilities.

  • July 08, 2020
  • 4:00pm - 4:30pm
  • Karla Contreras
Live Webcast

Digital Banking at Home or on the Go

Digital banking can assist you while on the go or in the comfort of your home. Learn how to deposit checks, check your balances, and get answers to questions you need.

  • July 09, 2020
  • 4:00pm - 4:30pm
  • Manuel Morfin
Live Webcast

Managing Your Debt Safely With Digital Banking

Learn how to use online and mobile banking to manage your debts. On-line bill pay, alerts, and transaction history can help you manage your financial responsibilities.

  • July 11, 2020
  • 11:00pm - 11:30pm
  • Karla Contreras
Live Webcast

When is the Right Time to Buy or Lease a New Car?

Looking to buy or lease a new car? Getting a new car can be overwhelming so learn the tips that you need to have the best car buying experience possible.

  • July 14, 2020
  • 11:00am - 11:30am
  • Karla Contreras
Live Webcast

During These Times is a Used Car the Best Option For You?

Researching and buying a used car can be stressful. Learn how to navigate the world of used cars to find the right fit for you.

  • July 15, 2020
  • 11:00am - 11:30am
  • Karla Contreras
Live Webcast

When is the Right Time to Buy or Lease a New Car?

Looking to buy or lease a new car? Getting a new car can be overwhelming so learn the tips that you need to have the best car buying experience possible.

  • July 15, 2020
  • 4:00pm - 4:30pm
  • Karla Contreras
Live Webcast

During These Times is a Used Car the Best Option For You?

Researching and buying a used car can be stressful. Learn how to navigate the world of used cars to find the right fit for you.

  • July 16, 2020
  • 11:00am - 11:30am
  • Karla Contreras
Live Webcast

When is the Right Time to Buy or Lease a New Car?

Looking to buy or lease a new car? Getting a new car can be overwhelming so learn the tips that you need to have the best car buying experience possible.

  • July 17, 2020
  • 11:00am - 11:30am
  • Karla Contreras
Live Webcast

How Online Shopping Affects Your Wallet

Learn how to manage online shopping in a financially smart and healthy way. Online shopping has increased during these uncertain times, and we want to make sure your wallet doesn’t suffer.

  • July 21, 2020
  • 11:00am - 11:30am
  • Karla Contreras
Live Webcast

Online Shopping: 7 Tips to Keep You Safe and Secure Online

Online shopping has increased and you may need a refresher on your online shopping skills. We will review 7 ways to stay safe and secure while purchasing goods and services online.

  • July 22, 2020
  • 4:00pm - 4:30pm
  • Karla Contreras
Live Webcast

How Online Shopping Affects Your Wallet

Learn how to manage online shopping in a financially smart and healthy way. Online shopping has increased during these uncertain times, and we want to make sure your wallet doesn’t suffer.

  • July 23, 2020
  • 1:00pm - 1:30pm
  • Karla Contreras
Live Webcast

Online Shopping: 7 Tips to Keep You Safe and Secure Online

Online shopping has increased and you may need a refresher on your online shopping skills. We will review 7 ways to stay safe and secure while purchasing goods and services online.

  • July 24, 2020
  • 11:00am - 11:30am
  • Karla Contreras
Live Webcast

Managing Your Debt Safely With Digital Banking

Learn how to use online and mobile banking to manage your debts. On-line bill pay, alerts, and transaction history can help you manage your financial responsibilities.

  • July 28, 2020
  • 11:00pm - 11:30pm
  • Manuel Morfin
Live Webcast

Digital Banking at Home or on the Go

Digital banking can assist you while on the go or in the comfort of your home. Learn how to deposit checks, check your balances, and get answers to questions you need.

  • July 29, 2020
  • 4:00pm - 4:30pm
  • Karla Contreras
Live Webcast

Managing Your Debt Safely With Digital Banking

Learn how to use online and mobile banking to manage your debts. On-line bill pay, alerts, and transaction history can help you manage your financial responsibilities.

  • July 30, 2020
  • 11:00pm - 11:30pm
  • Manuel Morfin
Live Webcast

Digital Banking at Home or on the Go

Digital banking can assist you while on the go or in the comfort of your home. Learn how to deposit checks, check your balances, and get answers to questions you need.

  • July 31, 2020
  • 4:00pm - 4:30pm
  • Manuel Morfin

Podcasts


Podcast

After Identity Theft

Learn the basics of a credit freeze: why it’s important and when it may be wise to get one.

Audio

Family Finances During Times of Uncertainty

Navigating family finances can be difficult enough, but navigating them during a pandemic is on a whole new level. Martin sits down with Rebecca, a mother of three, and Manuel, a new father of one, to talk about how they manage to make their finances work, even during these uncertain times.

Podcast

All About IRAs

What is an IRA? What is a Roth IRA? How much can you save each year? We break down everything you need to know about saving for your retirement.

Podcast

Checking Account Management

How to keep your checking account in good balance.

Audio

College and Finances - Interview with Karla Contreras

In this podcast we interview Karla, a recent graduate, and full-time employee. We discuss how to create a spending plan that will help you get through college without racking up credit card debt, where to go for help if you need it, and why time management may be the key to happiness in college.

Audio

Credit Sense

Golden 1 Credit Union has partnered with Savvy Money to give you quick, easy, and secure access to your credit score and history right from your Golden 1 online portal or the Golden 1 mobile app.

Podcast

Digital Banking and Security

Tips and best practices to make sure that your mobile and online transactions are safe and secure. We’ll also cover some common scams and how to avoid them.

Podcast

Drive Away Happy

Are you getting the best deal when shopping for a new or used vehicle? Here’s how to make sure.

Podcast

Finances for College Students

Learn about student loans and how to manage expenses during college.

Podcast

Financial First Aid

Recent financial setback? Here’s how to get back on your feet.

Podcast

High-Cost Services

Learn about different tiers of credit and how they can impact you.
Podcast

How to Retire Comfortably

If you’ve ever questioned how you’re going to afford retirement, you’ve come to the right place! This episode is all about overcoming the challenges to planning your long-term financial future.

Podcast

Identity Theft

Protect yourself from fraud.

Podcast

Is Home Equity a Good Idea?

In this episode we’re going to explore a topic on the minds of many homeowners: home equity. Specifically, should you use it to free up extra cash?

Podcast

Money Management

Create a budget, set goals, and cut back on expenses.

Podcast

Rebuilding After Crisis

Listen to expert advice on steps to take if you need to rebuild your finances.

Podcast

Repaying Student Loans

Find options to help you repay your loan without breaking the bank.

Podcast

Saving With Purpose

Strategies for achieving short, mid and long-term savings goals, and tips on how to save for the things that really matter.

Podcast

Secured vs Unsecured Loans

In this episode, we break down the differences between the two major types of consumer loans: secured and unsecured. What they are, how they work, and whether or not they’re right for you – we’ll cover it all!

Podcast

Social Fraud

Social fraud can happen to anyone at any time. Our team of financial education specialists will discuss the various types of social fraud to look out for, and what you can do if you’ve become the unfortunate victim of a fraudster.

Podcast

Teens and Money

Put your life on a path to financial success — starting today.

Podcast

World of Credit

How to build a good credit rating — and keep it that way.

Videos


Online Video

10 Steps to Financial Success

Learn the ten steps to financial success.

Online Video

After ID Theft

Effective steps you can take after personal or financial information theft.

Online Video

Digital Services

Learn internet security tips that will help keep your mobile transactions safe.

Online Video

Drive Away Happy

Tips for buying a car.

Online Video

Finances for Sandwich Generation

How to care for aging parents while still supporting your children.

Online Video

Home Buying 101

Don’t sign on the dotted line until you understand these essentials of buying a home.

Online Video

Home Equity

Your home equity can be a big asset, but how do you know how much your home is worth? Find out.

Online Video

ID Theft Protection

Your identity is a precious asset. Keep it secure to protect your future and your family.

Online Video

Paying for College

Learn about six different ways to pay for college.

Online Video

Personal Finance for College Students

Here are some excellent suggestions on managing your money while in school and after you graduate.

Online Video

Rebuilding Finances

Follow these essential steps after experiencing a financial crisis.

Online Video

Saving With Purpose

Make the most of your savings by setting  and achieving  specific goals.

Online Video

Solving the Mystery of Credit Reports

What does your credit report really mean? Watch and find out.

Online Video

Teens and Money

Building good money habits early.

Online Video

Understanding Credit

Learn how credit works so you can improve your score and enjoy lower rates.

Online Video

Using Credit Cards Wisely

Learn how to use credit cards wisely.

The Learning Lab


The Learning Lab

We’re proud to bring you the Learning Lab an interactive digital curriculum by EverFi. EverFi focuses on digital innovation to increase financial capability among consumers and communities alike. We hope you enjoy the numerous topics and action plans provided to help you achieve financial wellness.

Bank at Home


Tip Sheet

Become A Member

Become a member online. Applying is fast and easy!
Tip Sheet

Mobile Banking Enrollment

Signing up is easy and convenient.
Tip Sheet

Mobile Deposit

Making a check deposit with our app is quick and secure.
Tip Sheet

Mobile and Online Payments

Making your Vehicle, Credit card, Personal, Home Equity, and Line of Credit loan payments has never been easier.
Tip Sheet

Online Banking Enrollment

Signing up is easy and convenient.
Tip Sheet

Online Transfer

Transfering funds has never been easier.
Online Video

Digital Services

Learn internet security tips that will help keep your mobile transactions safe.

Online Video

Mobile Deposit

Endorse, Tap, Snap, Done. Learn how mobile deposits are quick and secure from anywhere.

Online Video

Mobile Wallet

Secure, Convenient, Contactless. Learn how to link your Golden 1 cards to your mobile device for easy checkout.

Podcast

Banking Services: At Home or on the Go

It isn't always convenient to go to your local Golden 1 branch. At times like these it's important to stay home, and stay safe. Luckily you can do nearly everything that you can do in a branch right from your internet enabled mobile device! This podcast will discuss the various options available to you through your financial institution's mobile or online banking.

Podcast

Digital Banking and Security

Tips and best practices to make sure that your mobile and online transactions are safe and secure. We’ll also cover some common scams and how to avoid them.

Credit


Audio

Credit Sense

Golden 1 Credit Union has partnered with Savvy Money to give you quick, easy, and secure access to your credit score and history right from your Golden 1 online portal or the Golden 1 mobile app.

Podcast

High-Cost Services

Learn about different tiers of credit and how they can impact you.
Podcast

World of Credit

How to build a good credit rating — and keep it that way.

Online Video

Solving the Mystery of Credit Reports

What does your credit report really mean? Watch and find out.

Online Video

Understanding Credit

Learn how credit works so you can improve your score and enjoy lower rates.

Online Video

Using Credit Cards Wisely

Learn how to use credit cards wisely.

Financial First Aid


Podcast

Financial First Aid

Recent financial setback? Here’s how to get back on your feet.

Podcast

Rebuilding After Crisis

Listen to expert advice on steps to take if you need to rebuild your finances.

Online Video

Rebuilding Finances

Follow these essential steps after experiencing a financial crisis.

Managing Your Money


Audio

College and Finances - Interview with Karla Contreras

In this podcast we interview Karla, a recent graduate, and full-time employee. We discuss how to create a spending plan that will help you get through college without racking up credit card debt, where to go for help if you need it, and why time management may be the key to happiness in college.

Podcast

Sandwich Generation - America Saves Week 2020

The Sandwich Generation is positioned in the middle. They care for aging parents while supporting their own children. On this podcast, participants will learn how to manage their parents’ medical, legal and financial needs, while ensuring they stay financially prepared for their kids’ future

Podcast

Building a Better Budget - America Saves Week 2020

How do you best manage money? One word: budget. It's the most powerful tool to a more secure future. Discover how to set short- and long-term goals, create realistic spending and savings plans to reach those objectives, and understand how to get out of debt (and stay that way).

Podcast

Digital Financial Services - America Saves Week 2020

Technology has made managing your money much more convenient. Whether it’s opening and managing accounts, transferring money or bill pay, you’ll learn the fundamentals of electronic banking.

Podcast

Kicking Off the New Year

Every New Year is a great opportunity for you to look back at the past year and make some much needed changes to your financial habits. This podcast will give you helpful tips on how to live your best financial life this year and for years to come.

Podcast

Banks vs. Credit Unions

How is a Credit Union Different Than a Bank?

Podcast

Money Management

Create a budget, set goals, and cut back on expenses.

Video

Banks vs Credit Unions

Comparing Banks to Credit Unions.
Online Video

Build a Budget

Learn how to create a realistic plan to help you meet your financial goals.

Online Video

Finances for Sandwich Generation

How to care for aging parents while still supporting your children.

Online Video

Elder Fraud

Learn how to recognize elder abuse.
Online Video

Using Credit Cards Wisely

Learn how to use credit cards to your advantage.

Personal Finance


Audio

Family Finances During Times of Uncertainty

Navigating family finances can be difficult enough, but navigating them during a pandemic is on a whole new level. Martin sits down with Rebecca, a mother of three, and Manuel, a new father of one, to talk about how they manage to make their finances work, even during these uncertain times.

Podcast

A Discussion About the State of the Economy with Brett Harner

Martin sits down with Brett Harner, a registered representative with LPL Financial and the Investment Services Production Manager at Golden 1 Credit Union. They discuss the state of the markets, the history of recessions, and what you should be looking for in your investment portfolio for both the long and short term.

Podcast

8 Steps to Financial Success - America Saves Week 2020

We all measure financial success differently, but all paths to get there require discipline and goals. This podcast teaches participants ways to financial control—including developing a spending plan, creating objectives, weighing insurance needs, and other tools that will help get on the road to personal financial success.

Podcast

Financially Savvy Seniors - America Saves Week 2020

Retirement can be a great time for seniors if they are prepared financially. You will learn about specific retirement concerns such as managing money, Medicare, Social Security, improving cash flow, insurance, investing, estate planning, and more.

Podcast

Saving With Purpose - America Saves Week 2020

Saving With Purpose - Saving money is much easier with a goal in mind. This podcast helps you choose the right goals for you, and overcome barriers to achieving them.

Podcast

All About IRAs

What is an IRA? What is a Roth IRA? How much can you save each year? We break down everything you need to know about saving for your retirement.

Podcast

Checking Account Management

How to keep your checking account in good balance.

Podcast

Drive Away Happy

Are you getting the best deal when shopping for a new or used vehicle? Here’s how to make sure.

Podcast

How to Retire Comfortably

If you’ve ever questioned how you’re going to afford retirement, you’ve come to the right place! This episode is all about overcoming the challenges to planning your long-term financial future.

Podcast

Saving With Purpose

Strategies for achieving short, mid and long-term savings goals, and tips on how to save for the things that really matter.

Podcast

Secured vs Unsecured Loans

In this episode, we break down the differences between the two major types of consumer loans: secured and unsecured. What they are, how they work, and whether or not they’re right for you – we’ll cover it all!

Video

Compound Interest

A lesson on compound interest.
Online Video

Drive Away Happy

Tips for buying a car.

Online Video

Saving With Purpose

Make the most of your savings by setting  and achieving  specific goals.

Online Video

10 Steps to Financial Success

Learn the ten steps to financial success.

Real Estate


Podcast

Is Home Equity a Good Idea?

In this episode we’re going to explore a topic on the minds of many homeowners: home equity. Specifically, should you use it to free up extra cash?

Online Video

Home Buying 101

Don’t sign on the dotted line until you understand these essentials of buying a home.

Online Video

Home Equity

Your home equity can be a big asset, but how do you know how much your home is worth? Find out.

Video

Video - Refinancing Your Home

Safe Shopping Tips


Podcast

Holiday Tips and More

Podcast

Digital Banking and Security

Tips and best practices to make sure that your mobile and online transactions are safe and secure. We’ll also cover some common scams and how to avoid them.

Podcast

Identity Theft

Protect yourself from fraud.

Podcast

Social Fraud

Social fraud can happen to anyone at any time. Our team of financial education specialists will discuss the various types of social fraud to look out for, and what you can do if you’ve become the unfortunate victim of a fraudster.

Online Video

Digital Services

Learn internet security tips that will help keep your mobile transactions safe.

Online Video

ID Theft Protection

Your identity is a precious asset. Keep it secure to protect your future and your family.

Online Video

Using Credit Cards Wisely

Learn how to use credit cards wisely.

Podcast

Money Management

Create a budget, set goals, and cut back on expenses.

Security


Podcast

After Identity Theft

Learn the basics of a credit freeze: why it’s important and when it may be wise to get one.

Podcast

Digital Banking and Security

Tips and best practices to make sure that your mobile and online transactions are safe and secure. We’ll also cover some common scams and how to avoid them.

Podcast

Identity Theft

Protect yourself from fraud.

Podcast

Social Fraud

Social fraud can happen to anyone at any time. Our team of financial education specialists will discuss the various types of social fraud to look out for, and what you can do if you’ve become the unfortunate victim of a fraudster.

Online Video

After ID Theft

Effective steps you can take after personal or financial information theft.

Online Video

Digital Services

Learn internet security tips that will help keep your mobile transactions safe.

Online Video

ID Theft Protection

Your identity is a precious asset. Keep it secure to protect your future and your family.

Youth and Money


Podcast

Finances for College Students

Learn about student loans and how to manage expenses during college.

Podcast

Repaying Student Loans

Find options to help you repay your loan without breaking the bank.

Podcast

Teens and Money

Put your life on a path to financial success — starting today.

Online Video

Paying for College

Learn about six different ways to pay for college.

Online Video

Personal Finance for College Students

Here are some excellent suggestions on managing your money while in school and after you graduate.

Online Video

Teens and Money

Building good money habits early.