Credit union informs: FREE Investment Fundamentals class

Financial Ed - Feb 2015Join Unity One Credit Union and WWK Wealth Advisors at an informative workshop on how to pursue your retirement goals. It's never too soon - or too late - to start!

No matter what your age, this workshop will provide you with insights and techniques that can help you manage your retirement investment plan. 

When: Tuesday, February 17, 2015
            6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Where: Unity One Credit Union
             6701 Burlington Blvd.
            Fort Worth, TX 76131

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*The views and opinions expressed at this event are those of WWK Wealth Advisors and not necessarily of Unity One Credit Union. 

ABOUT UNITY ONE CREDIT UNION

Established in 1927, Unity One Credit Union is the oldest credit union in Texas. A member-driven and not-for-profit cooperative, Unity One CU served the employees and families of the BNSF Railway for 70 years. However, after transferring its corporate headquarters to Fort Worth in 1998, the credit union expanded its field of membership to include other non-railroad companies, organizations and individuals.

Today, anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Fort Worth, Blue Mound, Saginaw, Haslet, Keller, Colleyville, Bedford, North Richland Hills, Southlake, St. Paul, MN and Kansas City, KS may apply for membership. Unity One CU has seven branches to serve over 30,000 members nationwide. For more information about Unity One Credit Union, visit www.unityone.org. Think outside the bank.™ www.unityone.org

Credit union informs: FREE College Planning and Funding class

Financial Education SeminarsAre you concerned about the rising cost of tuition? You are not alone. Recent surveys indicate that saving for college is a primary financial goal for most Americans.

Join Unity One Credit Union and WWK Wealth Advisors at an informative workshop that will help you better understand the education savings and gifting options available. You'll learn about 529 College savings plans, a tax-advantaged way to save for college.

When:  Tuesday, January 13, 2015
           6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Where: Unity One Credit Union
           4625 North Tarrant Parkway
           Fort Worth, TX 76244 

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*The views and opinions expressed at this event are those of WWK Wealth Advisors and not necessarily of Unity One Credit Union.
 

ABOUT UNITY ONE CREDIT UNION

Established in 1927, Unity One Credit Union is the oldest credit union in Texas. A member-driven and not-for-profit cooperative, Unity One CU served the employees and families of the BNSF Railway for 70 years. However, after transferring its corporate headquarters to Fort Worth in 1998, the credit union expanded its field of membership to include other non-railroad companies, organizations and individuals.

Today, anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Fort Worth, Blue Mound, Saginaw, Haslet, Keller, Colleyville, Bedford, North Richland Hills, Southlake, St. Paul, MN and Kansas City, KS may apply for membership. Unity One CU has seven branches to serve over 30,000 members nationwide. For more information about Unity One Credit Union, visit www.unityone.org. Think outside the bank.™ www.unityone.org

Key Considerations for Your Family's Financial Future

Family and houseProvided by Jimmy Grigsby, a financial representative with Allegiant Wealth Management, a MassMutual Agency; courtesy of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual). Allegiant Wealth Management is a partner of Unity One Credit Union.

What is the sign of a good decision?®

It’s educating yourself and your children regarding finances to prepare for future financial needs.

In today’s economy, families are facing increasing pressure to provide for their every day needs. It is important for parents to teach children in a way that gives them a chance for a better future than many parents feel they have today. Parents may want to talk about finances so their children feel confident with financial decisions later in life.

A 2011 study commissioned by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) and conducted by Forbes Consulting Group as part of the State of the American Family series studied family financial decision makers with responsibility for at least one child.

Nearly all Americans face some type of financial setback throughout their lives. For some, setbacks occur due to loss of employment; for others, they result from divorce, loss of a spouse or just plain hard times. For most, though, the greatest financial setback has been a direct result of the economy. People may feel a sense of regret and a resulting pressure to recover losses. Some people may feel a need to work longer before retirement, enabling their nest egg to recoup part of its losses; others may realize that plans for a child’s college education fund must change in order to pay their bills.

Many experience similar circumstances and want to find ways to improve their current situation. In order to do so; however, families need to prioritize personal and financial goals, better manage their expenses against those goals, and establish a plan that will help compensate for setbacks. 

In many cases, families are realizing that their purchases have placed them in a financial situation they did not envision since their material “assets” cannot help them bounce back from hard times. It is important for parents to teach children money management skills so this trend is reversed. 

The majority of Americans make financial decisions based on their experiences or research. Without guidance from trusted or knowledgeable resources – parents, grandparents, friends, and financial professionals – family decision makers may feel under prepared or lack confidence in their ability to make positive long-term decisions when balancing their family’s short term needs.

Many family decision makers are actively seeking ways to educate themselves and their children about finances. Most parents think it is important to educate children to ensure a strong economy.  If they neglect to educate them about finances, parents worry that their children’s quality of life will be inferior.

Thinking about your financial future can be overwhelming and you may not know where to begin. Many people struggle to take the first step because they don’t know where to turn for help or how to search for guidance.

Take time to think about the areas of your personal finances that feel like setbacks in your life. Then consider what you can do to change your situation. Educate yourself about your alternatives to help attain long-term goals and seek a financial professional who understands your situation and can help you to not only imagine but also realize your objectives.

Even if your parents did not talk about finances, or you would change past decisions, following the simple activities below can help you and your family to learn more.

Educate yourself

  • Reflect on where your finances stand currently and think about what you want to accomplish.
  • Refer to www.massmutual.com/family for helpful information about saving, budgeting, protecting your income and family. Also view videos about other parents in similar situations.

Educate your children

  • Ask your children questions about how much money items cost, their understanding of credit and the difference between wants and needs.
  • Download a free copy of Save! The Game TM to teach children valuable financial concepts through an interactive video game.

To learn more or access helpful materials, speak with a local financial professional and visit www.massmutual.com/family.

© 2012 Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, Springfield, MA 01111-0001 

Jimmy Grigsby is an agent of the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) with Allegiant Wealth Management, 10000 N Central Expressway, Suite 1200, Dallas, TX 75231.

He is a registered principal of and offers securities, investment advisory and financial planning services through MML Investors Services LLC, Member SIPC, 10000 N Central Expressway, Dallas, TX 75231  Phone# 972 348 6343 .

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