At Kern Schools, we are proud to offer a variety of complimentary workshops designed to help you achieve your financial goals. Workshops are open to the public and taught by experts in a specific field. Topics vary and are based on community needs and feedback.

View upcoming workshops below:

January 24 - February 9, 2018 - New DataNet/DataMobile Open Labs
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Date: Wednesday, January 24 – February 9, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Open House Style)

Location: Kern Schools Administrative Offices
11500 Bolthouse Drive
Bakersfield, CA 93311

This complimentary open house style lab provides a one-on-one experience designed to assist Members with all their online and mobile banking questions. Feel free to bring your device and we can help you with device and account specific questions.

NO RSVP NEEDED. Open house style, please come any time between 8:30 A.M. and 5 P.M.

February 22, 2018 - Living Trusts and Estate Planning
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Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Location: Kern Schools Administrative Offices
11500 Bolthouse Drive
Bakersfield, CA 93311

Regardless of your net worth, it is important you have a plan in place to help overcome the challenges of estate distribution. Kern Schools Federal Credit Union is hosting a complimentary Living Trusts and Estate Planning Workshop presented by Natalie Spiwak, President of Affinity Trusts, to help prepare you and your family for the unexpected.

 

In California, if you have more than $150,000 in assets, whether you have a will or not, your estate could be subject to the costs and delays of probate.

 

AT THIS COMPLIMENTARY WORKSHOP YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:

  • Avoid the pitfalls of using joint ownership as a way to transfer property,
  • Choose the right person to make medical decisions for you in case of a medical emergency,
  •      Nominate guardians and provide for minor children,
  • Distribute assets according to your wishes, and
  • Establish a Living Trust to avoid probate

To RSVP please submit the form below or call (661) 833-7900 / (800) 221-3311 (if outside of Bakersfield).

Kern Schools Federal Credit Union is not responsible for the products or recommendations provided by Affinity Trusts and Citadel Law Corporation, nor any business transactions conducted between the Member and Citadel Law Corporation.Trusts.

 

March 10, 2018 - Real Estate Seminar
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Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018
Time: 9:00 am – 11:30 pm
Location: 11500 Bolthouse Dr, Bakersfield, CA 93311

Who Should Attend: First-time home buyers, home owners who are ready to sell move up and real estate investors.

Learn About:
Home Loans – Gain an understanding of closing costs, the different types of mortgages available and how the mortgage application and processing of your home loan works.

Home Buying – Learn about the path to successful home ownership, owning vs. renting, home selection and more.

Home Inspection – Learn about the home inspection process.

Title and Escrow– Understand what role the Title company plays in your home purchase

Complimentary breakfast will be served.

March 13, 2018 - Cyber Security Workshop
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Tuesday, March 13, 2018
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Kern Schools’ Administrative Offices
11500 Bolthouse Drive
Bakersfield, CA 93311

Join us on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm as Kern Schools’ Chief Information Security Officer, Ron Burns, discusses security measures to take when using the internet.

Several topics will be covered, including:

  • What is information security?
  • Is my information safe?
  • Setting passwords.
  • Protecting yourself and your device(s).
  • What is phishing?
  • And more!
March 20, 2018 - Medicare, Why Pick A,B,C, & D instead of C & D?
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Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Time: 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm
OR
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm


Location:
Kern Schools’ Administrative Offices
11500 Bolthouse Drive
Bakersfield, CA 93311

Join us as Paul Sheldon discusses the ins and outs of Medicare.

Lift the fog of confusion about how and when to get Medicare:

• Should I get Medicare Part A, B, C and/or D?
• How will Medicare Parts A, B, C and D pertain to me and my particular situation?
• Which Parts of Medicare apply to me if I decide to continue to work beyond age 65?

 

 

March 22, 2018 - Medicare, Understanding Medicare Special Enrollment Periods
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Date: Thursday, March 22, 2018
Time: 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm
OR
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm


Location:
Kern Schools’ Administrative Offices
11500 Bolthouse Drive
Bakersfield, CA 93311

Join us as Paul Sheldon discusses the ins and outs of Medicare.

Lift the fog of confusion about how and when to get Medicare:

• Should I get Medicare Part A, B, C and/or D?
• How will Medicare Parts A, B, C and D pertain to me and my particular situation?
• Which Parts of Medicare apply to me if I decide to continue to work beyond age 65?

 

March 27, 2018 - Home Buying Workshop
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Tuesday, March 27, 2018 – 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Kern Schools’ Administrative Office
11500 Bolthouse Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93311

Is home buying over your head? There is no reason to get stressed out during the home buying process. Get the information you need from local professionals at Kern Schools Federal Credit Unions Home Buying 101 workshop. The workshop will cover several topics, including what to expect from your lender, when you should get approved for a mortgage, what to look for when selecting a real estate agent, what to expect when purchasing a short sale or foreclosure, and much more Kern Schools Mortgage Loan Consultants will also be on hand to answer any questions, and arrange appointments. All attendees will receive a coupon waiving the mortgage application fee! All workshops are complimentary and open to the public. Sign up using the form below, or call 661-833-7900.

29 de Marzo - La Compra de Viviendas (Español)
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Jueves, 29 de Marzo, 2018 – 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Sucursal Ming de Kern Schools
4530 Ming Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93309

¿Es la compra de vivienda por encima de su cabeza? No hay razón para estresarse durante el proceso de la compra de una casa. Obtenga la información que necesita y aprenda sobre el proceso de los profesionales locales en el taller gratis Compra de una Vivienda, presentado por Kern Schools Federal Credit Unión. El taller cubrirá varios temas, entre ellos: qué esperar de su prestamista, cuando debería ser aprobado para una hipoteca, que debe buscar la hora de seleccionar un agente de bienes raíces, lo que puede esperar al comprar una venta corta o una ejecución hipotecaria, la vida de un depósito en garantía, y más. Consultores de Kern Schools estarán a su disposición para responder a cualquier pregunta, hacer citas, y aceptar las solicitudes de aprobaciones.

Reserve su lugar hoy al completar el siguiente formulario o simplemente llame al (661) 833-7900. Todos los talleres son abiertos al público.

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April 10, 2018 - Auto Buying Workshop
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Tuesday, April 10, 2018 – 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: Kern Schools’ Administrative Office 11500 Bolthouse Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93311
Kern Schools Federal Credit Union is hosting a free Auto Buying 101 workshop. This workshop is designed to help consumers through the auto purchasing process in order for the right decision to be made. We will review several key topics including how to determine the amount you can afford, whether trading in your used vehicle is profitable, the importance of a pre-approval, leasing versus buying, what to examine when taking a test drive, and much more. Whether you have purchased a vehicle in the past or are looking to make your first buying decision, make sure to attend Auto Buying 101! All workshops are complimentary and open to the public. Sign up using the form, or call 661-833-7900.

 

April 11, 2018 - Auto Buying Workshop (Delano)
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Wednesday, April 11, 2018 – 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: Kern Schools Delano Branch
1828 Cecil Avenue, Ste. A and B
Delano, CA 93215

Kern Schools Federal Credit Union is hosting a free Auto Buying 101 workshop. This workshop is designed to help consumers through the auto purchasing process in order for the right decision to be made. We will review several key topics including how to determine the amount you can afford, whether trading in your used vehicle is profitable, the importance of a pre-approval, leasing versus buying, what to examine when taking a test drive, and much more. Whether you have purchased a vehicle in the past or are looking to make your first buying decision, make sure to attend Auto Buying 101! All workshops are complimentary and open to the public. Sign up using the form, or call 661-833-7900.

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17 de Abril - La Compra de un Automovil (Español)
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Martes, 17 de Abril, 2018 – 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Sucursal Mount Vernon
3901 Mount Vernon Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93306

Kern Schools Federal Credit Union los invita a un taller gratis Compra de un Vehículo. Este taller está diseñado para ayudar a los consumidores a través del proceso de la compra de automóviles. Vamos a revisar varios temas, incluyendo: cómo determinar la cantidad que puede pagar mensual, si el comercio en su vehículo usado es rentable, la importancia de ser previamente aprobado, arrendamiento en comparación a la compra un auto, lo que debe examinar durante la prueba de conducción, y mucho más. Los miembros del equipo de Kern Schools también estarán disponibles para pre-aprobar solicitudes de préstamos para su próximo automóvil!

Si usted ha comprado un vehículo en el pasado o está buscando para hacer su primera compra, asegúrese de asistir el taller Compra de un Vehículo. Reserve su lugar hoy al completar el siguiente formulario o simplemente llame al (661) 833-7900. Todos los talleres son abiertos al público.

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May 17, 2018 - Living Trusts and Estate Planning
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Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Location: Kern Schools Administrative Offices
11500 Bolthouse Drive
Bakersfield, CA 93311

Regardless of your net worth, it is important you have a plan in place to help overcome the challenges of estate distribution. Kern Schools Federal Credit Union is hosting a complimentary Living Trusts and Estate Planning Workshop presented by Natalie Spiwak, President of Affinity Trusts, to help prepare you and your family for the unexpected.

 

In California, if you have more than $150,000 in assets, whether you have a will or not, your estate could be subject to the costs and delays of probate.

 

AT THIS COMPLIMENTARY WORKSHOP YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:

  • Avoid the pitfalls of using joint ownership as a way to transfer property,
  • Choose the right person to make medical decisions for you in case of a medical emergency,
  • Nominate guardians and provide for minor children,
  • Distribute assets according to your wishes, and
  • Establish a Living Trust to avoid probate

To RSVP please submit the form below or call (661) 833-7900 / (800) 221-3311 (if outside of Bakersfield).

Kern Schools Federal Credit Union is not responsible for the products or recommendations provided by Affinity Trusts and Citadel Law Corporation, nor any business transactions conducted between the Member and Citadel Law Corporation.Trusts.

 

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June 14, 2018 - Online Banking 101
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Thursday, June 14, 2018
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Kern Schools’ Administrative Office
11500 Bolthouse Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93311

Join us for our first ever Online Banking 101 Workshop, where we show you how banking online can simplify your everyday life. There will be three workshops and each session is limited to eighteen attendees, so hurry and sign up today!

This complimentary workshop provides a one-on-one experience designed to assist Members with all the technology products Kern Schools has to offer. Also, the Kern Schools Team Members will be on site to assist you with any questions you may have regarding online and mobile banking. We will review several key topics such as DataMobile, Bill Pay, and basic DataNet use, including viewing your history, making transfers, nicknaming accounts, and much more!

All workshops are complimentary and open to the public.


Check back each month for the most up to date workshop schedule!

Types of workshops

With the goal of helping our Members achieve financial success, Kern Schools offers a variety of workshop topics. We are proud to help residents in Kern County understand and master the essentials of banking and finance.

Social security benefits:
Learn how to maximize your social security benefits, and gain a better understanding of the advantages of spousal and/or survivor benefits.

The essentials of purchasing a car:
Whether it’s your first or fifth time purchasing a vehicle, our Auto Buying 101 workshop is designed to help consumers navigate the auto buying process.

Technology training:
Bring your smartphone, tablet, or laptop and we will walk you through the basics of technology based banking!

Things you should know about estate planning:
Regardless of your financial situation, knowing the basics of estate planning is a must. Prepare you and your family for the unexpected by learning how to overcome the challenges of distributing your assets and estate.

Ins and outs of home buying:
There is no reason to get stressed out during the home buying process. Get the information you need from local professionals as we cover several topics including what to expect from your lender, when you should get approved for a mortgage, what to look for when selecting a real estate agent, what to expect when purchasing a short sale or foreclosure, and much more.