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FirstLight Federal Credit Union gives back to both the El Paso and Doña Ana County communities. We have partnered and sponsored many non-profit organizations in our cities to make it a better community for us all. Please enjoy some articles and pictures from these events and partnerships.


Upcoming Events

Planning for retirement is never easy and maneuvering through Medicare rules and regulations is one more step in an already confusing process.

Webinar - Understanding Medicare

Student loans can put a heavy burden on monthly finances, sometimes rivaling the cost of a mortgage. These days there are many options to help repay these loans. This session will teach attendees about the choices available.

WEBINAR – REPAYING STUDENT LOANS

You have retirement goals and plans for your future. Without a regular paycheck to count on, achieving a steady stream of retirement income will be an important part of the road ahead. Will Social Security be enough? What about your 401(k)?

Webinar - Income for Life

Student loans can put a heavy burden on monthly finances, sometimes rivaling the cost of a mortgage. These days there are many options to help repay these loans. This session will teach attendees about the choices available.

WEBINAR – REPAYING STUDENT LOANS

Investing in real estate can be a great way to boost income—if done wisely. To help investors turn a profit, we’ll cover the pros and cons of different properties, resources for finding investment opportunities, and financing options

WEBINAR – INVESTING IN REAL ESTATE

Investing in real estate can be a great way to boost income—if done wisely. To help investors turn a profit, we’ll cover the pros and cons of different properties, resources for finding investment opportunities, and financing options.

WEBINAR – INVESTING IN REAL ESTATE

Earning money, spending and saving are important lessons children learn very early on in life. This session will help guide parents on effective ways to educate children about financial responsibility that can last a lifetime.

WEBINAR – RAISING A MONEY SMART KID

Earning money, spending and saving are important lessons children learn very early on in life. This session will help guide parents on effective ways to educate children about financial responsibility that can last a lifetime.

WEBINAR – RAISING A MONEY SMART KID

College education is a prime time for young adults to learn about finances and plan for their future. Attendees will learn about credit (how to use it wisely), tools to develop a positive credit history and score, create and manage their own budget, ways to track spending, and options for student loan repayment.

WEBINAR – PERSONAL FINANCE FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

College education is a prime time for young adults to learn about finances and plan for their future. Attendees will learn about credit (how to use it wisely), tools to develop a positive credit history and score, create and manage their own budget, ways to track spending, and options for student loan repayment.

WEBINAR – PERSONAL FINANCE FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

It may be called “the most wonderful time of the year” but December can also be filled with unwanted debt with holiday spending. Learn budgeting strategies and tactics to avoid that year-end credit card crunch and sidestep debt traps in the future.

WEBINAR- BREEZING THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS

It may be called “the most wonderful time of the year” but December can also be filled with unwanted debt with holiday spending. Learn budgeting strategies and tactics to avoid that year-end credit card crunch and sidestep debt traps in the future.

WEBINAR- BREEZING THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS

A credit card can be a valuable financial tool. However, before racking up big charges on multiple cards, participants should learn smart ways to handle their credit cards and take a disciplined approach.

WEBINAR – USING CREDIT CARDS WISELY

A credit card can be a valuable financial tool. However, before racking up big charges on multiple cards, participants should learn smart ways to handle their credit cards and take a disciplined approach.

WEBINAR – USING CREDIT CARDS WISELY

There are many important financial milestones for consumers in their 20s and 30s. To help prepare today’s “Millennials” for a positive financial future—without sacrificing fun—we take a realistic approach to managing finances. We’ll cover SMART goals, getting financially organized, building a budget, controlling expenses, wiping out debt, and much more!

WEBINAR - PLANNING FOR MONEY MILESTONES

There are many important financial milestones for consumers in their 20s and 30s. To help prepare today’s “Millennials” for a positive financial future—without sacrificing fun—we take a realistic approach to managing finances. We’ll cover SMART goals, getting financially organized, building a budget, controlling expenses, wiping out debt, and much more!

WEBINAR - PLANNING FOR MONEY MILESTONES

Past Events

The 3rd Annual Armed Forces Day Parade and Celebration is a fun day with marching bands, entertainment, music, horses, cool cars, awesome military equipment and more!

Armed Forces Day Parade and Celebration

Retirement is something most people look forward to, but may not have planned well in advance. Participants will learn how to harness the power of time, optimize investments to reach their long-term goals, and understand how the economy and taxes can impact their retirement dollars.

WEBINAR – RETIREMENT PLANNING THE BASICS

Often times when people change jobs or prepare for retirement, they need to make decisions on their retirement plans and pensions. In this virtual seminar, you’ll learn some of the rules we need to follow and the options available.

Webinar - Rollover Planning

There’s no denying the facts: Women tend to earn less and live longer than men. If you’re a woman who would like to retire one day, you may need to save more and invest more than men.

Webinar - Women and Investing

Regardless of when you plan to retire, Social Security will likely be an important part of the road ahead. But do you know the rules of the road when it comes to Social Security? Determining when to begin benefits could be one of the biggest financial decisions you face, and there are key issues to consider. 

Webinar - Social Security and Your Retirement
April 16, 2022 - Shred Day!

Invest in our Planet. Protect yourself. Protect the planet. Give back to the community.

Shred Day!

Market volatility. Low interest rates. Retirement risks. All of these headwinds are making it tougher than ever to know where to invest your retirement savings. 

Webinar - The Return of Conservative Investing
April 2, 2022 - ESD Earth Day Event

The City of El Pasos Environmental Services Department is gearing up for its 11thannual Earth Day Celebration

ESD Earth Day Event

Are you ready to retire? You might be prepared for the financial transition, but you’ll experience lifestyle and emotional transitions as well. We can help you understand these upcoming changes and provide the information you need to better prepare for this exciting season of your life. Working together, we’ll gain clarity and confidence about your path to retirement. 

Webinar - Three Transitions to Retirement

Credit report scores hold a lot of power—they can help buy that first home but can also take away financial opportunities. This session provides an overview of credit bureaus, credit scoring, guidance to dispute inaccuracies, improving credit scores, and dealing with identity theft and fraud.

WEBINAR – SOLVING THE MYSTERY OF CREDIT REPORTS
March 8, 2022 - Rollover Planning

When retiring or starting a new job, understand the options for your existing retirement savings.

Rollover Planning

Credit report scores hold a lot of power—they can help buy that first home but can also take away financial opportunities. This session provides an overview of credit bureaus, credit scoring, guidance to dispute inaccuracies, improving credit scores, and dealing with identity theft and fraud.

WEBINAR – SOLVING THE MYSTERY OF CREDIT REPORTS
February 22, 2022 - Women and Investing

There’s no denying the facts: Women tend to earn less and live longer than men. If you’re a woman who would like to retire one day, you may need to save more and invest more than men.

Women and Investing

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.

WEBINAR – SAVING WITH A PURPOSE
February 12, 2022 - Have a Heart and Donate Blood

We are partnering with Vitalant to host a blood drive to support the El Paso & Las Cruces communities. 

Have a Heart and Donate Blood
February 8, 2022 - Income for Life

You have retirement goals and plans for your future. Without a regular paycheck to count on, achieving a steady stream of retirement income will be an important part of the road ahead. Will Social Security be enough? What about your 401(k)?

Income for Life

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.

WEBINAR – SAVING WITH A PURPOSE
January 29, 2022 - Medventure For Your Future!

Expand your career knowledge in the health sciences while engaging in exciting and interactive workshops for FREE!  Open to 6th, 7th and 8th-grade students and parents.

Medventure For Your Future!

Regardless of when you plan to retire, Social Security will likely be an important part of the road ahead. But do you know the rules of the road when it comes to Social Security? 

Social Security and Your Retirement

In this workshop you will understand what it means to be financially healthy – which is so much more than the one score everyone asks you about today – your credit score.

January 16, 2022 - Bridal Quince Expo

FirstLight Federal Credit Union sponsors Elegant Penguin's 31st Annual Bridal Quince Expo

 January 16th, 2022    11AM to 5PM    El Paso Convention Center

 $5 per person (12 and under FREE)    Door proceeds benefit PDN Children's Development Center

Bridal Quince Expo

In this workshop you will understand what it means to be financially healthy – which is so much more than the one score everyone asks you about today – your credit score.

Market volatility. Low interest rates. Retirement risks. All of these headwinds are making it tougher than ever to know where to invest your retirement savings. In this virtual seminar, you’ll learn how conservative investments like certificates of deposit (CDs) and annuities can help get your financial plan back on track.

The Return of Conservative Investing Virtual Seminar

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

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

A job loss, a medical crisis, or other hardship can send a normal financial situation into a tailspin.

A job loss, a medical crisis, or other hardship can send a normal financial situation into a tailspin.

October 21, 2021 - Using Credit Cards Wisely

A credit card can be a valuable financial tool. However, before racking up big charges on multiple cards, participants should learn smart ways to handle their credit cards and take a disciplined approach.

Using Credit Cards Wisely
October 12, 2021 - Using Credit Cards Wisely

A credit card can be a valuable financial tool. However, before racking up big charges on multiple cards, participants should learn smart ways to handle their credit cards and take a disciplined approach.

Using Credit Cards Wisely
September 16, 2021 - 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.

Financially Savvy Seniors

The Sandwich Generation is positioned in the middle. They care for aging parents while supporting their own children.

The Sandwich Generation (Taking Care of Kids & Parents)-WEBINAR Available until February 20, 2022

The Sandwich Generation is positioned in the middle. They care for aging parents while supporting their own children.

The Sandwich Generation (Taking Care of Kids & Parents)-WEBINAR

Today's youth generation is tech-savvy and connected online. However, parents still play an important role in helping them avoid online hazards such as identity theft, privacy and cyberbullying. 

Safeguarding Kids' Identity & Online Privacy-WEBINAR

Today's youth generation is tech-savvy and connected online. However, parents still play an important role in helping them avoid online hazards such as identity theft, privacy and cyberbullying.

Safeguarding Kids' Identity & Online Privacy-WEBINAR

Stretching your budget is a necessary step to achieving your financial goals. Learn smart ways to save on the things that impact your finances most, such as food, health care, insurance and more.

30 Ways to Trim a Budget -  WEBINAR

Stretching your budget is a necessary step to achieving your financial goals. Learn smart ways to save on the things that impact your finances most, such as food, health care, insurance and more.

30 Ways to Trim a Budget -  WEBINAR

A financial crisis can throw even the best money management plan into chaos. This session focuses on ways to gain control of a crisis. Participants will learn about financial assessments, expense prioritization, and effective negotiation with creditors.

Financial First Aid - WEBINAR

A financial crisis can throw even the best money management plan into chaos. This session focuses on ways to gain control of a crisis. Participants will learn about financial assessments, expense prioritization, and effective negotiation with creditors.

Financial First Aid - WEBINAR

The webinar is designed for a teen audience. A smart budget helps you cover your expenses and still buy some of the things you want. Find out how to make—and maintain—a budget based on your needs.

Building Your First Budget - WEBINAR

A smart budget helps you cover your expenses and still buy some of the things you want. Find out how to make—and maintain—a budget based on your needs.

Building Your First Budget - WEBINAR

We are offering 2 blood drives in the month of February, in partnership with Vitalant, in support of the El Paso & Las Cruces communities.

Support our communities and donate blood!

Credit report scores hold a lot of power—they can help buy that first home but can also take away financial opportunities. This session provides an overview of credit bureaus, credit scoring, guidance to dispute inaccuracies, improving credit scores, and dealing with identity theft and fraud.

Webinar – SOLVING THE MYSTERY OF CREDIT REPORTS

Credit report scores hold a lot of power—they can help buy that first home but can also take away financial opportunities. This session provides an overview of credit bureaus, credit scoring, guidance to dispute inaccuracies, improving credit scores, and dealing with identity theft and fraud.

Webinar – SOLVING THE MYSTERY OF CREDIT REPORTS
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