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Get total financial fitness with BALANCE. Simply being a U1 member gets you full access to a suite of planning and managing tools to help achieve financial peace.

Money & Debt Management | Credit Report Review | Housing Education

Visit u1cu.balancepro.org to learn more about the available programs.

Each month, BALANCE offers various financial webinar topics at no cost.

If you would like a customized webinar topic or have questions, contact BALANCE at 8880-456-2227 or email whybalance@balancepro.org

Webinar for the Win Sweepstakes

Financial education plus a chance to win $1,000!  

It’s time for the 5th Annual “Webinar for the Win” Sweepstakes! Presented by our partner in financial education, BALANCE, “Webinar for the Win” will reward one attendee of their free online webinars with the grand prize of $1,000.

By attending one of the FREE monthly webinars, you’ll be entered to win. For additional entries, attend more webinars. BALANCE webinars are live, online sessions that let you learn from and interact with an expert on today’s most popular financial topics—at no cost to you. 

Here’s how to enter:

•    Register below for a BALANCE webinar in February, March or April:

        February, “Using Credit Cards Wisely”

        March, “Understanding Credit”

        April, “Raising Money Smart Kids” 

•    Stay for the whole session
•    Attend more webinars for additional entries

At the end of the sweepstakes, the winner will be selected at random.

“Webinar for the Win” runs from February 14 – April 20, 2023. 


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.

Session 1: Tuesday, April 11, 2023
Time: 10:30 a.m. PT / 1:30 p.m. ET
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Session 2: Thursday, April 20, 2023
Time: 5:30 p.m. PT / 8:30 p.m. ET

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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.

Session 1: Tuesday, May 9, 2023
Time: 10:30 a.m. PT / 1:30 p.m. ET
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Session 2: Thursday, May 18, 2023
Time: 5:30 p.m. PT / 8:30 p.m. ET
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Homeownership starts well before the contracts are signed—preparation is one of the keys to a smooth home buying process. This session covers all major pre-purchase topics such as budgeting, the down payment, credit reports, debt-to-income ratios, and the mortgage lending process.

Session 1: Tuesday, June 13, 2023
Time: 10:30 a.m. PT / 1:30 p.m. ET
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Session 2: Thursday, June 23, 2023
Time: 5:30 p.m. PT / 8:30 p.m. ET
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BALANCE presents... The 5th Annual “Webinar for the Win” Sweepstakes
Featuring a $1,000 Grand Prize for one lucky webinar attendee

1. Eligibility: The Balance Webinar for the Win Sweepstakes (the “Promotion”) is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 years of age or older and located in the United States at the time of entry. Employees, contractors, directors and officers of BALANCE (“Sponsor”), BALANCE Marketing Department (“Judging Agency”) and their respective parents, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, distributors, licensees and the advertising, fulfillment, judging and promotion agencies involved in the development and administration of this Promotion (collectively, “Promotion Parties”), and their immediate family members (parent, child, sibling and spouse of each) and those living in the same households of each, are not eligible to enter the Promotion. Void elsewhere and where prohibited by law.
2. Promotion Period: The Promotion begins on Tuesday, February 14, 2023 and ends on
Thursday, April 20, 2023 (the “Promotion Period”).
3. How to Enter:
• Must complete the webinar registration form for each webinar attended. Be sure to include a BALANCE provider (Credit Union, Employee Group, etc).
• Consumers must attend at least one session in our free webinar series
• Each completed webinar earns them an additional entry into the sweepstakes
• Attendees must stay for the entire webinar to receive entry
• Alternative method of entry: You may also enter “Webinar for the Win” by emailing your name, address, phone number, email address and credit union name you are a member of to: jhonaker@balancepro.org. Alternative entries must be received prior to the end of the promotion period.
4. Consent and Agreement: By submitting a registration, you’re signifying your consent and agreement to abide by these Official Sweepstakes Rules. The entry must exclude trademarks and slogans. The entry cannot be obscene, indecent, offensive, violent, hateful, or be against federal, state or local laws, as determined solely by the Sponsor. All decisions of the Sponsor are final.
5. Prizes, Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) and Odds: One (1) $1,000 Grand Prize. No substitution or transfer of prizes is permitted except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. All federal, state and local taxes, and all other costs associated with acceptance or use of the prize, are the sole responsibility of the winner. RANDOM DRAWING: One (1) Grand Prize winner will be selected in a random drawing held within one (1) week of the Promotion end date from among all eligible entries. The odds of winning the Grand Prize will depend on the number of eligible entries received throughout the Promotion Period.
Arrangements for delivery of the Grand Prize will be performed after winner validation. At the Sponsor’s discretion, any unclaimed prizes may not be awarded.

6. General Rules: All federal, state and local laws apply. Winners will be notified via email. Potential winners (or potential winners’ parent or legal guardian, if the potential winner is a minor) may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability and a Publicity Release within ten (10) days of attempted delivery or the prize will be forfeited. The return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable or any failure to respond to notices or return any documents in a timely manner, as determined by the Judging Agency, may result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be chosen. By participating, participants agree to release, discharge and hold harmless the Promotion Parties and their affiliates, directors, officers, employees, associates, attorneys, vendors, and representatives from and against any and all liability or damages associated with this Promotion or the acceptance (or failure thereof), use or misuse of any prize received (or failed to be received) in connection with this Promotion. The Promotion Parties are not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer or administration of the Promotion. Acceptance of any prize constitutes permission for the Sponsor and its agencies to use the winner’s name and likenesses for purposes of advertising and publicity without further compensation, unless prohibited by law and subject to the legal protections provided to minors. By participating in this Promotion, participants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and decisions of the Judging Agency, which shall be final in all matters relating to the Promotion. The Promotion Parties are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, stolen, illegible, inaccurate, damaged, incomplete, non-delivered or postage-due mail; or for printing, distribution or production errors or for technical, hardware, software, or telephone malfunctions of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications caused by the user or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Promotion, or by any human, or other error, which may occur in connection with this Promotion. If, in the Judging Agency’s sole opinion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of tampering with any portion of the Promotion or if technical difficulties compromise the integrity of the Promotion, the Judging Agency reserves the right to void suspect entries and/or modify and/or terminate the Promotion and/or conduct a random drawing to award the prize using all known eligible non-suspect entries received. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting an entry, entries will be declared made by the person’s name submitted at the time of entry. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any individual who tampers with the Promotion or acts in a disruptive manner.
Promotion is offered only in the United States and is governed by the laws of the State of California. By entering, entrants irrevocably consent to the sole and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of California located in the County of Contra Costa for any action, suit or proceeding arising out of or relating to this Promotion.
By participating in this Promotion, participant waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages, attorneys’ fees or any damages other than the participant’s actual out-of-pocket costs incurred to participate in the Promotion.
7. Winners’ Notification: The Winner will be notified via email, and name will be posted within two weeks of the contest end date. 
8. Promotion Sponsor: BALANCE, 1655 Grant St, Suite 1300, Concord CA 94520, 888-456-2277, www.balancepro.org.

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