Well Fargo Offers Military Finance Seminars

Banking and investment services provider Wells Fargo says it is expanding its efforts to support military personnel and veterans by offering a series of free online financial education seminars.

The webinars coincide with the unofficial Military Saves Week, which runs February 24 to March 1 alongside America Saves Week, an annual campaign involving more than 1,000 nonprofit, government and corporate organizations meant to encourage individuals and families to save money and build long-term wealth. Subjects to be covered include home buying, building credit, setting a budget and sticking to savings goals.

Here’s a quick rundown of the webinar schedules and details:

  • Military Home Buying (February 25, 2 p.m. CST) – Buying a home is one of the most important financial decisions a person can make, says Wells Fargo. During this session, service members and veterans can learn how to buy effectively in today’s market through discussion of the steps in the home buying process, how to identify the true costs associated with buying a home, and the types of financing available. The VA Home Loan Guaranty Program will also be discussed. The session’s access code is Mil1stHOME.  
  • Military Credit (February 26, 2 p.m. CST) – It’s never too early or too late to learn sound money management skills, says Wells Fargo, and one of the most important things everyone needs to know is how to better manage credit. This session will cover how service members and veterans can manage credit cards, the factors that go into a credit score, the benefits and risks of using credit, and various other topics. The session’s access code is MilCREDIT.
  • Military Budget (February 27, 2 p.m. CST) – This session will help military members and veterans learn how to make the most of earnings by saving more, creating a spending plan and being a smart shopper. The session’s access code is MilBUDGET.

For additional information and to register, those interested should visitwww.wellsfargo.com/rsvp. Advanced registration is required, and the calls are limited to 200 participants.