Upcoming Seminars


Strategic House Hunting
Where: Department of State, 2201 C Street NW, Room 1408, Washington, DC 20520
When: Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Description: SDFCU is pleased to present a seminar by Home Advantage Realtor, Kevin Carter, an agent for SDFCU. Thomas Gikis, a Mortgage Specialist, will also be available during and after the presentation for questions in reference to your home financing.

Specific focus is to answer the following:

  • Getting Pre-Qualified
  • Home Advantage Rewards program
  • Determining Search Requirements and Budget
  • Tips for Locating the Perfect Home
  • Buyer Checklist - How to Evaluate each Home
  • How to Make a Winning Offer
  • Steps to a Successful Home Purchase

 

Please join us for this valuable and informative seminar. This seminar is open to members as well as non-members of SDFCU. Admission is free. Valid Department of State Badge ID required for building.
Register here


Understanding Your Thrift Savings Plan: Planning to retire
Where: Department of State, room 1406, HST 2201 C St. N.W. Washington, D.C.
When: Tuesday, September 17, 12:00pm -1:00pm
Description: This seminar provides information for holders of the Thrift Savings Plan who are preparing to retire in the near future. It covers preparation for retirement, understanding your choices after you retire and preparing for legacy.
Register: seminarquestions@sdfcu.org


Building a Better Budget
Where: SDFCU Clarendon Branch, 3100 Clarendon Building Confernce Room, Arlington, VA 22201
When: Tuesday, September 17, 12:00pm-1:00pm
Description: Why budget? If you are one of the many people for whom the word "budget" is the same as the word "denial," you may be surprised to learn that the opposite is true. A well-designed budget is the best way for you to reach goals and achieve financial independence without having to sacrifice all of life's pleasures.

Join us for this seminar to understand the basics, learn how to overcome obstacles and get started! Non-members are also welcome to attend.
Register: aratiff@sdfcu.org


The Home Purchase Mortgage Loan Application and its Process
Where: 2009 Dyess Ave, Charleston Building Conference Room, N. Charleston, SC 29405
When: Wednesday, September 18, 12:00pm - 1:00pm US ET
Description: SDFCU is pleased to present a seminar that will provide an overview of the Home Buying Mortgage Application Process. Join us to learn the major steps involved in obtaining financing on your new home. You will also learn the answers to these important questions:

  • What to expect when applying for a home purchase mortgage loan
  • Why and how to get pre-qualified for a loan
  • Types of loans and mortgage products
  • How much money will you need for a down payment and closing costs
  • Documentation needed for a mortgage
  • Q & A session following the presentation for your specific questions


This seminar is open to members as well as non- members of SDFCU. Admission is free. 
Register: rhandy@sdfcu.org


Drive Away Happy
Where:  1630 King Street Alexandria, Branch Lobby, VA 22314
When: Wednesday, September 18, 5:00pm-6:00pm
Description: While shopping for a vehicle is exciting, it can also be complicated and time-consuming. There are many questions that have to be answered. What features do you need and want? Should you buy new or used? Or should you lease? A car is an expensive purchase, one that cannot be returned simply because you feel you made a mistake. By thinking carefully about what would work for you before you buy (or lease), you can drive away happy.
Register: lmaraan@sdfcu.org


Building a Better Budget
Where: Fort Lesley J. McNair, Ft. McNair Conference Room, Washington, D.C. 20319
When: Thursday, September 19, 12:00pm-1:00pm
Description: Why budget? If you are one of the many people for whom the word "budget" is the same as the word "denial," you may be surprised to learn that the opposite is true. A well-designed budget is the best way for you to reach goals and achieve financial independence without having to sacrifice all of life's pleasures.

Join us for this seminar to understand the basics, learn how to overcome obstacles and get started! Non-members are also welcome to attend.
Register: cchamberlain@sdfcu.org


Understanding Your Thrift Savings Plan: During Service
Where: Department of State, room 1406, HST 2201 C St. N.W. Washington, D.C.
When: Tuesday, September 24, 12:00pm -1:00pm
Description: This seminar provides information about the Thrift Savings Plan for people with a long term horizon to retirement. It looks at the benefits of the Thrift Savings Plan, helps you understand your fund choices and how to maximize your Thrift Savings Plan.
Register: seminarquestions@sdfcu.org


Using Credit Cards Wisely
Where: Department of State, George Marshall Conference Center, room 1498, HST 2201 C St. N.W. Washington, D.C.
When: Wednesday, September 25, 12:00pm-1:00pm
Description: Using credit cards in a responsible way can reflect well to lenders, open up job opportunities, help you qualify for housng and even get you better rates on insurance. It also allows for peace of mind, knowing that you can use credit cards to cover emergency costs or a as a widely-accepted form of payment when you travel. On the other hand, credit cards can also be a major temptation to spend money on items you cannot affor.

Join us for this seminar to learn how sticking to a few guiding principles and staying vigilant can help you successfully use credit cards to achieve your dreams and get you closer to your goals! Non-members are also welcome to attend.
Register: pgerlach-mack@sdfcu.org


The Psychology of Spending
Where:  Rosslyn Branch, Branch Lobby, 1801 N. Lynn St., Arlington, VA 22209
When: Wednesday, September 25, 12:00pm-1:00pm
Description: A lot more goes into our money choices than cold, rational calculations. Our emotions can have a huge impact on the bottom line. By examing the feelings behind the decisions, you can begin the process of making the most productive choices possible.
Register: zwhite@sdfcu.org


The 10 Steps to Buying a Home
Where: Foreign Service Institute, 4000 Arlington Blvd, Kennan Auditorium (Room C-3114), Arlington, VA 22204
When: Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 12:00pm - 1:00 pm US ET
Description: SDFCU is pleased to provide a seminar that will provide an overview of the 10 Steps to Buying a Home.

The presenter is HomeAdvantage Realtor, Adrian Cloxton, an agent for SDFCU, and her specific focus is to answer the following:

  • Connecting With a Realtor
  • Talking to Your Loan Officer
  • Be Prepared
  • Obtaining a Pre-Qualification Letter
  • Making an Offer
  • Settlement on Your New Home
  • Q & A session following the presentation for you specific questions

Thomas M. Gikis, a Mortgage Specialist, will also be available during and after the presentation or questions in reference to your home purchase!


Please join us for this valuable and informative seminar. This seminar is open to members as well as non- members of SDFCU. Admission is free. Valid Department of State Badge ID is required for building.
Register: mortgage@sdfcu.org


The Home Purchase Mortgage Loan Application and its Process
Where: Rosslyn Branch, Branch Lobby, 1801 N. Lynn St., Arlington, VA 22209
When: Wednesday, October 2, 12:00pm - 1:00pm US ET
Description: SDFCU is pleased to present a seminar that will provide an overview of the Home Buying Mortgage Application Process. Join us to learn the major steps involved in obtaining financing on your new home. You will also learn the answers to these important questions:

  • What to expect when applying for a home purchase mortgage loan
  • Why and how to get pre-qualified for a loan
  • Types of loans and mortgage products
  • How much money will you need for a down payment and closing costs
  • Documentation needed for a mortgage
  • Q & A session following the presentation for your specific questions


This seminar is open to members as well as non- members of SDFCU. Admission is free. 
Register: mortgage@sdfcu.org


The Home Purchase Mortgage Loan Application and its Process
Where: Department of State, Hst Building, 2201 C Street NW, Room 1408, Washington, DC 20520
When: Thursday, October 10, 12:00pm - 1:00pm US ET
Description: SDFCU is pleased to present a seminar that will provide an overview of the Home Buying Mortgage Application Process. Join us to learn the major steps involved in obtaining financing on your new home. 

The presenter is, Thomas M. Gikis, a Mortgage Specialist, and his specific focus is to answer the following:

  • What to expect when applying for a home purchase mortgage loan
  • Why and how to get pre-qualified for a loan
  • Types of loans and mortgage products
  • How much money will you need for a down payment and closing costs
  • Documentation needed for a mortgage
  • Q & A session following the presentation for your specific questions

HomeAdvantage Realtor, Adrian Cloxton, an agent for SDFCU, will also be available during and after the presentation for questions in reference to your home purchase!


Please join us for this valuable and informative seminar. This seminar is open to members as well as non- members of SDFCU. Admission is free. Valid Department of State Badge ID is required for building.
Register: mortgage@sdfcu.org


Understanding Your Thrift Savings Plan: Planning to retire
Where: Department of State, room 1406, HST 2201 C St. N.W. Washington, D.C.
When: Tuesday, October 22, 12:00pm -1:00pm
Description: This seminar provides information for holders of the Thrift Savings Plan who are preparing to retire in the near future. It covers preparation for retirement, understanding your choices after you retire and preparing for legacy.
Register: seminarquestions@sdfcu.org


Understanding Your Thrift Savings Plan: During Service
Where: Department of State, room 1406, HST 2201 C St. N.W. Washington, D.C.
When: Tuesday, October 29, 12:00pm -1:00pm
Description: This seminar provides information about the Thrift Savings Plan for people with a long term horizon to retirement. It looks at the benefits of the Thrift Savings Plan, helps you understand your fund choices and how to maximize your Thrift Savings Plan.
Register: seminarquestions@sdfcu.org