Free Seminar Series

BFSFCU offers a free financial education seminar series designed with our unique membership in mind. Seminars are hosted by BFSFCU staff members in conjunction with financial, legal, and real estate experts who provide current topical information and resources beyond the Credit Union's traditional role. Seminars run for approximately 1 hour, but can last longer depending on member participation.

Our seminars cover a variety of topics including real estate, taxation, financial planning, retirement planning, paying for college, credit scoring, vehicle purchasing, and identity theft. If there is a topic you would like to suggest for future seminars, you can send us a message using this contact form.

General Seminars


Home Buying
A panel of speakers, including a Real Estate Agent, a Settlement Attorney, and a BFSFCU Lending Representative, will discuss:

• Deciding to Buy
• Selecting a Loan and a Realtor
• Finding a Home and Making an Offer
• Understanding the Differences between Appraisal and Home Inspection
• Going to Closing - What to Expect.

When: Tuesday April 23, 2019 - 12:30PM
Where: IMF HQ1 (700 19th Street, NW)
Events Room, 1-660
Presenter: Panel of Speakers
Seats Available: 0

Car Buying Sign Up
Topics for discussion will include:

  • Avoiding hassles during the car-buying process
  • Researching and finding the right car
  • Getting a guaranteed price by using BFSFCU Car Buying Service
  • Cutting insurance costs
  • Leasing versus purchasing
  • Purchasing used cars
When: Tuesday May 7, 2019 - 12:30PM
Where: 1725 I Street, NW
4th Floor
Presenter: BFSFCU Representative
Seats Available: 2

Introduction to Credit Sign Up
Topics for discussion will include:

• Understanding Your Credit Report
• The Value of Your Credit Score
• Fixing an Error, Building a Better Credit Report
• Obtaining a Copy of Your Credit Report.

In order to allow sufficient time for individual questions, attendance for this event will be by registration only.
When: Thursday May 16, 2019 - 12:30PM
Where: 1725 I Street, NW
4th Floor
Presenter: BFSFCU Representative
Seats Available: 24

What to know before getting a green card (tax and legal aspects) Sign Up
Topics for discussion will include:

• Income Tax Residency
• Filing Tax Returns as a U.S. Nonresident vs. U.S. Resident
• Foreign Financial Asset Reporting
• Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)
• The Exit Tax

In order to allow sufficient time for individual questions, attendance for this event will be by registration only.
When: Tuesday May 21, 2019 - 12:30PM
Where: IMF HQ1 (700 19th Street, NW)
Events Room, 1-660
Presenter: Dale Mason, CPA (International Tax Director)
Seats Available: 38

View a listing of seminars we have hosted in the past