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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Personal Finance


Live Webcast

Drive Away Happy

Getting a car can be overwhelming and stressful with all the decisions to make: new or used; buy or lease; zero percent financing or rebate (not to mention what color to pick). Participants will learn tips and tricks to have the best car shopping experience possible, while also making wise financing decisions.

  • February 05, 2020
  • 11:00am - 11:30am
  • Martin Lehman
Live Webcast

Saving With Purpose

Saving money is much easier with a goal in mind. This workshop shows you how to choose the right goals for you, and overcome barriers to achieving them.

  • February 25, 2020
  • 11:00am - 11:30am
  • Martin Lehman
Live Webcast

Financially Savvy Seniors

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

  • February 27, 2020
  • 11:00am - 11:30am
  • Martin Lehman
Live Webcast

10 Steps to Financial Success

We all measure financial success differently, but all paths to get there require discipline and goals. This  workshop 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.

  • February 28, 2020
  • 11:00am - 11:30am
  • Martin Lehman
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

Banks vs Credit Unions

Comparing Banks to Credit Unions.
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.

Credit


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.

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.

Managing Your Money


Live Webcast

Building a Better Budget

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).

  • January 22, 2020
  • 11:00am - 11:30am
  • Martin Lehman
Live Webcast

Building a Better Budget

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).

  • February 26, 2020
  • 11:00am - 11:30am
  • Martin Lehman
Live Webcast

Checking 101

A checking account is the foundation for personal finance, so it’s essential to learn to manage yours correctly. We’ll explain all the basics, including keeping track of checks, monitoring statements, and balancing your account.

  • February 19, 2020
  • 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Martin Lehman
Live Webcast

Sandwich Generation

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

  • February 29, 2020
  • 11:00am - 11:30am
  • Martin Lehman
Audio

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.

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.

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.

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.

Safe Shopping Tips


Live Webcast

Digital Financial Services

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.

  • February 24, 2020
  • 11:00am - 11:30am
  • Martin Lehman
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.

Live Webcast

Identity Theft

Identity theft is becoming more common and sophisticated than ever. Workshop participants will learn the methods that identity thieves use to access confidential information, tools for preventing ID theft, and steps to take should identity theft occur.

  • March 11, 2020
  • 11:00am - 11:30am
  • Martin Lehman
Live Webcast

After Identity Theft

If you’re a victim of identity theft or just want to stay prepared, this workshop is a must. You’ll learn about the different types of identity theft as well as proven steps you can take to minimize its impact.

  • March 25, 2020
  • 11:00am - 11:30am
  • Martin Lehman
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.

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.