At First Service, we are committed to the employees of our Select Employee Groups. That’s why we’ve created the For You at Work program. If you are employed by one of these, there a number of benefits available as a part of your membership with us. This includes exclusive access to our For You at Work webinar series.

Meet Your Community Development Manager

As an employee with a preferred business, you will also have access to our Community Development Manager, Ernest Orieh. With over 10 years of experience in the financial industry, Ernest is a tremendous resource if you have any questions or need help with any financial services. His devotion to building long lasting relationships as well as keeping our members financially informed is one of the many reasons you’ll enjoy being a part of our For You at Work program.

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Upcoming Webinars

The For You at Work program features FREE resources we’ve created to help you reach your financial goals. This includes a new, free webinar series designed specifically to help you learn actionable tips that can help you build a more secure financial future.

First Service has been serving the greater Houston area for over 40 years, and we want to share what we’ve learned with you. For You at Work was created with you in mind. Check out upcoming webinars below and REGISTER FOR FREE for any that may benefit you!

Home Improvements that Add Value to Your Home

Thursday, January 21, 2020 at 1PM CST

Are you looking to upgrade your home? Home improvements can be a great tool to help you get more out of your current home and to increase your home’s resale value. If you’re not sure where to start in your home improvement journey, then you are in luck! Our Home Equity Originator, Lynn Torres, knows the right tips and home equity loans to get you well on your way to adding value to your home.

Lynn will prepare you on your home improvement journey whether you are planning on moving within the next few years or simply looking to reinvest in the value of your current home. Even if your home is older, you’ll be able to obtain that “like-new” feeling once you add time, love, and money with a home improvement project. After all, upgrades can be much cheaper than buying a new home.

Sign up today - Lynn can’t wait to help you upgrade your home and add value!

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Previous Webinars

Archived: The Ins & Outs of Negotiating a Great Deal on a New Vehicle

Originally Broadcast on July 16, 2020

Purchasing a new car doesn’t have to be a hassle. Our team has learned that although negotiating can be tricky, there are ways to show up to the dealership prepared and ready to walk away with the best deal possible. In today’s climate, it is especially important to hold on to any extra dollars you can squeeze out of financing your next vehicle.

Join Ernest Orieh, our Community Development Manager, and Raoul Cortes, our Northwest Branch Manager,  as they share tips and tricks to help you walk away from the dealership secure and satisfied. Raoul has 25 years of financial experience and has been an important part of supplying outstanding member-service to our First Service family since 2013. Not only will you learn a detailed negotiation process, but you’ll be properly equipped with the tools needed before you seal the deal. Raoul will hand you the tools you’ll need to get the deal you want on your next car or truck.

How to Improve Your Credit Score

Originally broadcast on August 6, 2020

Figuring out your credit score doesn’t have to seem like rocket science. It also doesn’t have to be something you’re scared of checking up on from time to time.

Our Tunnels System branch manager, Ané Coleman, will provide the necessary tips for maintaining and improving your credit score. Ané has serviced our First Service family for over 12 years and has over 37 years of experiencing working at credit unions. She knows a thing or two when it comes to building a healthy credit score.

Learn what helps and hurts your credit score and how to maintain once you’ve gotten your score to where it needs to be. Your credit score belongs to you, so OWN it! Ané is here to help you either get back on track or keep you going toward the credit score you want.

Get the Most Out of Your Retirement with Social Security

Originally broadcast on August 27, 2020

Regardless of when someone plans to retire, Social Security will likely be an important part of the road ahead. But many people don't understand the "rules of the road" when it comes to collecting Social Security benefits.*

Join our experienced Wealth Management Financial Professionals, Michael Alexander & Rafael Balderrabano as they offer knowledge in all aspects of retirement and social security. This discussion is ideal for those who are looking for more information about how to maximize their Social Security benefits during their approach to retirement.

* Representatives are registered, securities sold, advisory services offered through CUNA Brokerage Services, Inc. (CBSI), member FINRA/SIPC , a registered broker/dealer and investment advisor, which is not an affiliate of the credit union. CBSI is under contract with the financial institution to make securities available to members. Not NCUA/NCUSIF/FDIC insured, May Lose Value, No Financial Institution Guarantee. Not a deposit of any financial institution.

The Keys to Buying Your Next Home

Originally broadcast on September 17, 2020

You already know that you want to purchase a new home, but do you know how to get started? As our preferred business member, you have the benefit of having access to our experienced mortgage lending partners who can confidently answer that question for you. Tammy Tapman, VP SWBC Mortgage VA Liaison, is well-versed in timing and steps needed to purchase your new home.

Not only will Tammy cover the steps but she’ll also cover information such as differences in loans and how to set up an escrow account. Tammy is here to dive deep in to the home-buying process, so you’ll walk away more knowledgeable and closer to the keys to your new home.

The Ins and Outs of Negotiating for a New Car at the Dealership: Year-End Car Sales Edition

Originally broadcast on Thursday, October 29, 2020

Our Northwest Branch Manager, Raoul Cortes, knows a thing or two about the car buying process. With over 25 years of experience in the financial industry, he is someone who has done more than his fair share of negotiating with auto dealers. Earlier this year, Raoul shared many helpful tips on how to get the best deal on a new vehicle. As we approach the end of the year, many dealerships are looking to clear out inventory, and this follow-up webinar includes even more great advice on how to use that leverage to your advantage during the end-of-year negotiation process.

Even though negotiating can seem tricky, we’ll break down the process and make it painless. That way, you’ll have everything you’ll need to take advantage of end-of-year shopping and drive away with a new car!

How to Build a Holiday-Proof Budget

Originally broadcast on November 17, 2020

Once again, the holidays came out of nowhere! We know that once we begin shopping for our loved ones, our money saving practices tend to go out the window. For some of us, we may experience the financial strain long after the new year arrives. What if you were able to create a holiday-proof budget to eliminate some of your financial stress this year? Brian Comeau, our Sugar Land Branch Manager, has a few steps to prepare your finances from taking a hit this holiday season. With over eight years of financial experience, Brian has helped countless members with their financial futures.

During this webinar, Brian will break down where to begin in your budgeting journey as well as how to maintain your finances once the holiday season arrives. Whether you’re just beginning to budget your finance or looking for more ways to save throughout the year, we promise you’ll take away valuable tips from this webinar.

How to Improve Your Credit Score

Originally Broadcast on December 10, 2020

The new year is fast approaching! So, you probably have a few financial resolutions on your list, right? We at First Service Credit Union recommend starting the New Year improving your credit score. Tackling your credit score may sound scary, but we promise it’s not.

In case you missed it last time, our Tunnels System branch manager, Ané Coleman, is back with necessary tips for improving and maintaining your credit score. As an experienced financial professional with over 37 years of experience working at credit unions, Ané has crafted the perfect journey to your credit score goals. After all, your credit score belongs to you, so OWN it!

Income for Life: Guaranteeing Retirement Income that Lasts a Lifetime

Originally Broadcast on Thursday, December 17, 2020

No matter where you are on your journey towards the goal of retirement, you have to consider what it might look like to create income that lasts the rest of your natural life. Even if you don’t know where to begin, the team from First Service Wealth Management is here to assist you with creating a plan to reach your financial goals and putting it into action.*

Join experienced financial advisors, Michael Alexander and Rafael Balderrábano, as they discuss retirement income risks, strategies, and potential sources – including Social Security, employer-sponsored plans, and annuities. Our advisors are eager to help you plan for your life after retirement!

Everyone who attends the webinar will be entered for the chance to win a $100 Visa® gift card!91

* Representatives are registered, securities sold, advisory services offered through CUNA Brokerage Services, Inc. (CBSI), member FINRA/SIPC , a registered broker/dealer and investment advisor, which is not an affiliate of the credit union. CBSI is under contract with the financial institution to make securities available to members. Not NCUA/NCUSIF/FDIC insured, May Lose Value, No Financial Institution Guarantee. Not a deposit of any financial institution.