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FI-Q: Creighton Federal’s 30 Minutes to Improve
Your Financial IQ and Build Confidence

The entire FI-Q video series is ©2016 Creighton Federal Credit Union

FI-Q is Creighton Federal’s series of short, informative videos jam-packed with information about personal finance. In lessons of five minutes or less viewers learn about their credit score and how it’s calculated, the value of a VISA debit card, hidden costs in auto loans and much more.

Introductory Lesson – Free Money

Examines the money people can save, earn or recover
every year with knowledge of their personal finances
and putting it to use.

 

Lesson 1 – Why Your Credit Score is Important

Explains why a person’s credit score is one of the most
important numbers attached to their name and identity.

 

Lesson 2 – How Creighton Federal Can Help You

Looks at the 84% of adults 18 – 34 who would value financial
guidance and advice and how Creighton Federal can help.

 

Lesson 3 – Credit Cards and Credit Scores

Explains how not owing/using a credit card could hurt
people in the future by hurting their credit standing.

 

Lesson 4 – How Your Credit Score is Determined

Lays out how a person’s credit score is determined by the
three credit reporting agencies.

 

Lesson 5 – The Credit Reporting Agencies

Provides a close look at Experian, Trans Union and Equifax,
the agencies that determine a person’s credit score and,
therefore, their credit future.

 

Lesson 6 – 7 Hidden Auto Loan Costs

Explains the financial land mines buried in auto dealer
financing offers.

 

Lesson 7 – The Time Value of Money

Explains in simple terms how the amount of time money has
to grow is more important than the amount of money invested.

 

Lesson 8 – Why You Need a Checking Account

Takes the viewer to a more complete understanding of this most
basic and essential personal finance tool.

 

Lesson 9 – How to Buy Your Next Vehicle

Walks the viewer through a 10-item list of advisable
steps to take before saying, “I’ll take it.”

 

Lesson 11 – Why a Credit Union is Not a Bank

Examines the three things that separate credit unions from
Banks and the benefits members derive from “the credit
union difference.”

 

Lesson 12 – How to Start Saving for Retirement

Overcomes the objections of many and shows viewers
how to start saving.

 

Lesson 13 – Identity Theft

Offers up a thorough explanation of what Identity Theft
is (there’s more than one kind), how it can affect us and
what we should do –  immediately and in the future – if we become victims.

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