Online Financial Health Series

Did you know that worrying about money can affect your physical health? To help you take control of your financial health, your Benefit Fund has worked with Mobility Capital Finance (MoCaFi) to offer you a free online series—designed specifically for 1199SEIU members—that offers real-world information and strategies.

The series gives you access to online presentations led by financial expert and CNN contributor Ryan C. Mack, MoCaFi’s Chief Literacy Officer from the comfort of your home. You can access the 6-part curriculum below, register for live webinars with Ryan, and complete surveys to offer feedback and suggest topics for future presentations.

Ryan Mack

Meet the Financial Expert, Ryan C. Mack

Ryan C. Mack, Chief Literacy Officer at Mobility Capital Finance (MoCaFi) and a regular contributor to CNN’s financial coverage, is the author of Living in the Village: Build Your Financial Future and Strengthen Your Community.

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The Detroit native has always believed in giving back to the community, and said he found the perfect fit with the Benefit Fund and MoCaFi. “What drew me to 1199SEIU and the Benefit Fund was the environment,” Ryan said. “There’s a commitment to the membership that says, ‘We’re here to help you,’ and then surrounds them with resources.”

To register for the Online Financial Health Series, you must be an 1199SEIU member. Clicking the register button will take you to the MoCaFi website, where you can sign up.

Online Curriculum

It’s All in Your Mind: Understanding Your Money Mindset

This webinar teaches basic financial literacy. Ryan defines common financial terms and discusses the purpose of money. This session explores how having a healthy mindset surrounding money can help improve your financial standing.

Live Webinar: Saturday, April 6 from 10:00 am to 11:15 am

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Saving Strategies Part 1: Getting a Handle on Spending

In this webinar, you learn about budgeting, interest, saving and avoiding financial pitfalls. It also provides an overview of the uses of money and the dangers of excessive spending.

Live Webinar: Saturday, April 20 from 10:00 am to 11:15 am

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Saving Strategies Part 2: Getting a Handle on Spending

In this webinar, Ryan continues to discuss budgeting, interest, saving and avoiding financial pitfalls. It also provides an overview of the uses of money and the dangers of excessive spending.

Live Webinar: Saturday, May 4 from 10:00 am to 11:15 am

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The Importance of Credit: How to Use It, Not Abuse It

This webinar builds on the themes in the previous sessions to help you understand credit, learn how credit scores are calculated and find out how you can obtain a copy of your credit report. Ryan also examines the advantages and disadvantages of credit.

Live Webinar: Saturday, May 18 from 10:00 am to 11:15 am

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Working Toward Retirement Part 1: Building Your Nest Egg

This webinar covers money management, investments and long-term goals. This session explains how to calculate pension and Social Security benefits, which will supplement your retirement income and savings. In addition, Ryan discusses how to determine how much income you will need once you stop working, as well as the best time to begin collecting benefits.

Live Webinar: Saturday, June 1 from 10:00 am to 11:15 am

Working Toward Retirement Part 2: Building Your Nest Egg

In this final webinar, Ryan continues to cover money management, investments and long-term goals. This session explains how to calculate pension and Social Security benefits, which will supplement your retirement income and savings. In addition, Ryan discusses how to determine how much income you will need once you stop working, as well as the best time to begin collecting benefits.

Live Webinar: Saturday, June 15 from 10:00 am to 11:15 am

Testimonials

“I called my credit card company and was able to get my interest rate lowered from 16.49 percent to 13.49 percent. Thank you so much for your time and all the wisdom you provided. I truly appreciate it.”

Neyra, RN

“Ryan, I took your advice: I called my credit card company and they lowered my interest rate from 21.99 percent to 16.99 percent. It's a one-year plan, but it's still something to me. Thank you for continuing to help people like me.”

Amelie, HHA

Spring Semester Webinar Series

To register for the Online Financial Health Series, you must be an 1199SEIU member. Clicking the register button will take you to the MoCaFi website, where you can sign up.