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    Wescom Credit Union

    Charm Alert! I’ve had the pleasure of partnering with local credit union, WescomMy husband and I were already members, so joining them to inspire and educate financial wellness was a no-brainer. And anyone in Southern California can open a Wescom account.

    It’s no secret that I love supporting local businesses and with Wescom, it feels like having financially knowledgeable family members. I’ve been fortunate to work with Wescom both as a social media consultant and a city influencer. I recently planned a gorgeous brunch that took place at Brookside Golf and Country Club where I had the opportunity to meet and network with other local bloggers and learn amazing tips to share with you.  

    I attended their “Women and Investing” seminar hosted by Scott Gevertz and Yelena Kalashnikova, Wescom Financial Services financial advisors, who presented key information and insight, including the reasons why women’s economic clout is growing, the unique financial challenges women face, and  the steps women can take to help them achieve financial security.

    Steps women can take –

    In the past, women may have taken a less active role in household financial decision making. But, for many, the days are over. Today, women have more financial responsibility for themselves and their families. So it’s crucial that women know how to save, invest and plan for the future.

    1. Take control of your money
    2. Become a knowledgeable investor
    3. Plan for retirement
    4. Advocate for yourself in the workplace
    5. Seek help to balance work and family
    6. Protect your assets
    7. Create an estate plan.

    This was an eye-opening experience for me. When I asked what is the first step to take, they said to dust off my financial folder (I have it hidden somewhere in my closet) and start a budget! In other words, gather all my financial paperwork and records and GET ORGANIZED.  

     

    They have local events that you can attend, so bookmark this link https://www.wescom.org/events/index.asp or head over to the CharmCal to find specific Pasadena and neighboring events here.

    Here is the next local event I will be attending, so come and say hello!

    “We Love you Too” Celebration
    When: November 13-17, 2018 from 9am-6pm
    Where: Wescom @ 123 S Marengo Ave. Pasadena, CA 91101
    What: To celebrate Wescom being voted “Best Credit Union” by the readers of various Southern California news publications, members and non-members who visit the branch that week will be treated to complimentary food, treats and an opportunity to walk away with Wescom prizes.

    Also taking place at many other Wescom branches in the following locations: Oxnard, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, La Habra, Signal Hill, West Covina, Redlands, Ontario, Torrance, Hawthorne, Culver City, Ontario, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Laguna Niguel, Orange, Tustin, Sherman Oaks, Palmdale, Stevenson Ranch.

    At Wescom, they understand that your financial plan is all about you. Their team of experienced financial representatives is dedicated to understanding your specific financial goals allowing them to help you develop an investment plan customized to your unique financial needs.