Online Classes

Our library of online courses is designed to help you learn about the topics that are relevant to your life. Whether you're a college student just starting or on your way to retirement, we have courses to help you.

Budgeting For Families

Budgeting and planning family finances are key to controlling spending and planning for a healthy financial future. Learn more about how you can create budgeting solutions for you and your family.

Creating a Budget

Do you run out of money before the end of the month? Create a budget so you know where your money is going instead of wondering where it went. Learn how to track your expenses and use our method to calculate a budget that is best for your needs.

Credit Scores and Reports

Your credit score may seem like an ambiguous number, but it provides financial institutions and other companies with a snapshot of how “creditworthy” you are. Learn more about how credit scores may impact your financial life.

Debt Management

Make a plan to tackle your debt. Take this short lesson to learn how to reevaluate your budget, learn how much debt is too much debt, how much debt you should pay back each month, and what strategies you can use to pay off debt.

Family Conversations About Money

Money can be a difficult thing to talk about – but having proactive, honest conversations about money within your family can help reduce stress and improve the financial capability of generations to come.

Healthy Financial Habits

Does your job offer a 401(k) plan? Taking advantage of your plan could be a great way to start saving for retirement. Learn more about how 401(k) plans work and how you can contribute now to start building your future income.

Identity Protection

Protect your identity. Learn how to prevent identity theft and what you can do if you suspect your personal information has been stolen. Identify the signs of identity theft and what steps you can take to help keep your personal information secure.

Set Your Calendar Every Year for Good Financial Health

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Taxes: The Basics

We’re all probably familiar with paying taxes, but may not fully understand the process or the impact they can have on our financial lives. Filing your taxes may feel overwhelming, but our quick tax lesson will give you some tips that might help put you at ease. 

Benefits of a Credit Union

Being a Member of a credit union can offer great benefits, but many consumers don’t understand how a credit union differs from a bank. Take a few minutes to understand the benefits that are exclusive to credit unions and whether they fit your financial goals.

Car Loans

Buying a car is a big decision that may feel intimidating or confusing. This short learning course reviews the steps, options, and resources involved in the process to help guide you in your selection and purchase.

Checking Accounts

Financial institutions offer different types of accounts to meet consumer needs. A checking account may be an important tool to help you meet your financial goals. Learn the basic features of checking accounts.

Credit Cards

A credit card is one of many payment options you have, and they can even offer valuable benefits. But before you open a new credit card account, be sure to learn more about how they work, the benefits and costs, and how to manage them responsibly.

Online and Mobile Banking

CU SoCal offers Online Banking for your convenience! Online Banking is simple, flexible, convenient, and it can improve your ability to monitor your finances. Understand how to enroll in Mobile and Online Banking services and follow the eight best practices for staying secure.

Prepaid Cards

Prepaid cards can be a convenient alternative to cash, credit cards, and debit cards. There are different types of prepaid cards available, and it’s important to do your research before deciding which one is right for you.

Preventing Overdraft Fees

An important part of managing your money includes making sure your spending doesn’t exceed the amount of cash you have.

Why You Should Pay More Than the Minimum Balance on Your Credit Card

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529 Plans

Are you planning to save for college for yourself or your child? There are many different savings vehicles you could choose from, and a 529 plan is one option to consider. Take this short lesson to make a more informed decision about your savings plan. 

Building Emergency Savings

It’s important to make sure you’re prepared for unexpected situations that may arise in life. Learn more about how you can build a savings account dedicated to dealing with emergency circumstances, such as injuries, illnesses, or repairs for cars and appliances.

Certificates of Deposit

Certificates of Deposit, or CDs, are a type of financial account designed to hold your money for a fixed amount of time with low associated risk–and you earn guaranteed interest in return. 

Health Savings Accounts

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) have grown in popularity as way for consumers to save for healthcare costs. However, many people are still unfamiliar with how to use HSAs and the benefits associated with them.

Mindful Living

In today’s world, there are lots of potential sources of stress, including your finances. Learn about strategies you can use to practice mindful living and reduce stress on your mind and body.

Paying for College

It may seem like the cost of college out of reach, but with a little bit of research, planning, and saving, you can figure how to pay for the college education you’ve always wanted for yourself or your children. 

Savings Accounts

Choosing a savings account can be simple enough, but with a little extra research you can make an informed decision to help you maximize your money. 

Shopping for Insurance

Life is unpredictable, but having insurance is one precaution you can take to make sure you’re prepared for whatever comes your way. There are different types of insurance, some that are required and others are a more personal choice. 

Sustainable Investing

Sustainable investing is a great way to earn income while positively impacting causes aligned with your personal values.

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Credit Union of Southern California (CU SoCal) is a leading financial institution empowering those who live, work, worship, or attend school in Orange County, Los Angeles County, Riverside County, and San Bernardino County to reach their goals and build strong financial futures. CU SoCal provides access to convenient money management services and offers competitive rates and flexible terms on auto loans, mortgages, and VISA credit cards—turning wishing and waiting into achieving and doing.


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