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Making Home Equity Work For YOU

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Date and Time
Thursday, February 15, 2024
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
45-minute webinar followed
by a 15-minute Q&A session
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Topics Covered
• Understanding equity
• Paying off debt with equity
• Using equity as a safety net
• Using equity to build wealth"
Join SAFE Credit Union’s Financial Education team as they explore the ways a SAFE Home Equity loan can help you build financial freedom for your future. 


About The Speakers

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Hector Madueno
Financial Wellness Manager, SAFE Credit Union
Hector Madueno is a highly dedicated and experienced financial education manager with a strong background in the credit union industry. With over 15 years of experience, Hector has demonstrated a profound commitment to empower individuals, families, and communities through financial literacy initiatives. His passion lies in bringing financial education to underserved communities, equipping them with the knowledge and tools needed to make informed financial decisions. 
At SAFE, he leads initiatives to bring financial education to SAFE members and the community at large through workshops, webinars, and the Budget Cents simulation program that provides high school students with first-hand experience in the financial decisions they’ll make as adults.  
When he is not leading the SAFE Financial Wellness team, Hector spends most of his time reading, eating food that he probably shouldn’t, and being the victim of his two children’s nefarious schemes.  

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Melinda Browning
Mortgage Sales Team Lead, SAFE Credit Union

Melinda – an expert in all areas of residential lending - has been a mortgage professional for over 23 years. Her ability to aptly communicate anything and everything about mortgages with our members is very much valued here at SAFE. She understands the needs of borrowers and is always readily available throughout the entire mortgage lending process. When working with Melinda, our members can rest assured she will help guide them in finding the loan that best suits their specific situation. Moreover, she truly enjoys helping members achieve their Real Estate loan goals.

Melinda holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Sacramento State University where she minored in Business Administration. When not making or finalizing mortgage loan plans, she likes spending time with her family and friends and is also an avid traveler and sports fan.



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