NEA Member Benefit Seminar Series

Join Teresa Muench and her team from NEA Member Benefits to learn about the many services and benefits offered by your union and how you can put them to work for you as a WEA member.

General Information:

  • There is no charge to attend.
  • Preregistration is required.
  • Seminar will be held via Zoom.
  • Registrants must be a WEA member to attend.
  • Seminars are only open to educators of the WEA-Cascade UniServ Council in the Edmonds, Northshore, and Shoreline school districts who are WEA members.

Women and Money

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 
4:30pm-5:30pm

When it comes to saving, investing, and financial planning, women may face some disadvantages, but also some advantages. This workshop focuses on unpacking the challenges women face in saving for retirement, and then teaches a six-step financial strategy designed to combat these challenges and help women secure a confident, comfortable future.
Register: November 9, 2021


Financial Wellness

Wednesday, December 1, 2021
4:30pm-5:30pm

Everyone knows that if you don't control your money, your money will control you. Living that every day will eventually affect your overall wellness. No matter how well you eat or how much exercise you get, stress created by a lack of a solid financial plan will make you sick. This session will present the foundational elements of taking control of your financial life and how your union is here to help.
Register: December 1, 2021


Make the Most of Your Union Membership

Wednesday, December 8, 2021
4:30pm-5:30pm

As a member of NEA/WEA you have access to 75+ programs and services developed specifically for members to save them time and money. Learn how to access these benefits via www.neamb.com/start and START saving now. Get step by step instructions as you learn how to access the myriad of benefits to take advantage of the everyday discounts, travel programs, financial support, and member only education created for members only. Using your member benefits will stretch your paycheck further and provide you and your family more security.
Register: December 8, 2021


Family Financial Preparedness Workshop

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 
4:30pm-5:30pm

Now more than ever is a good time to think about getting your financial matters in order. Your union has many benefits and resources available to help you and your family. Please join the Family Financial Preparedness educational workshop that will cover some basics for you to consider: life insurance needs, what is income protection, do you need additional health insurance, and how long term care insurance might fit into your plans. In addition, an attorney will be present to touch on the process of establishing a will.
Registration Opens 12/6/21


Navigating the Student Loan Forgiveness Quagmire

Wednesday, February 16, 2022
4:30pm-5:30pm

Student loan debt is one of the most serious financial challenges facing educators today. Many educators who are eligible for student loan forgiveness don’t take advantage of the programs available as the maze through these options can often be a challenge to traverse. NEA Member Benefits and your union want to help members to better understand the program ins and outs so they can move forward through the maze toward forgiveness. Learn the facts about current federal loan forgiveness programs, including the latest developments on student loans coming out of the CARES Act and the COVID-19 crisis. Teresa will also walk you through how to access to the NEA Member Benefits Loan Forgiveness Navigation tool. (WEA membership required to access tool.)
Registration Opens 1/5/22


Helping Aging Parents Adapt to Change

Wednesday, March 23, 2022
4:30pm-5:30pm

As parents age, they become more vulnerable to a variety of risks—financial, physical, and emotional. This workshop explores several aspects of caring for aging parents and identifies issues that can impact the well-being of both the parent and the caretaker. Attendees will feel better prepared to help their loved ones through the decision-making process and when their parents need it most.
Registration Opens 2/7/22


Life Stages Investing

Wednesday, April 20, 2022
4:30pm-5:30pm

This workshop discusses how to save for the long term and provides guidance on how to identify retirement income sources and gaps. Additionally, this workshop unpacks the long-term financial impact of the Social Security, if available, and health care decisions that emerge as retirement approaches to help attendees feel better prepared and empowered. 
Registration Opens 3/7/22