Starion Financial Seminars

Starion Financial offers educational seminars to help people manage their money, protect their finances, and achieve their financial goals.

Schedule a Starion Financial seminar for your:

  • classroom
  • business or employee group
  • community or service organization
  • senior center
  • church group
  • other club or organization

To schedule a seminar, contact Starion Marketing at 701.250.1448.

Our bankers are available to speak about the following topics.

Credit Scores and Credit Reporting

Credit scores can affect whether a person gets a loan or credit card, and a higher score can mean lower interest rates, which can save customers money. Credit scores are requested not only by lenders, but by landlords, retailers, hiring firms and utility providers.

This seminar teaches how credit scores are calculated from information in consumer credit reports and provides responsible credit management tips for improving credit scores.

Some tips from the presentation include:

  • Pay all your bills on time, including credit cards, utilities, monthly memberships and more.
  • Review your credit report frequently and correct any errors.
  • Use debit and credit cards for convenience and safety, but do not overspend.
  • Balance the various types of credit you use, including revolving and installment lines.
  • Avoid offers to open several different credit cards.

(30- and 60-minute presentations available)

Identity Theft

Identity theft is a growing problem, and consumers want to know how they can protect their finances and personal information.

This seminar teaches ways to protect against common methods of identity theft, ways to guard confidential information, and what to do if someone's identity has been compromised.

Some tips from the presentation include:

  • Avoid phishing, spoofing and telephone scams; skimming machines; and other common methods of identity theft.
  • Verify the identity of the person you are talking to before giving out personal information.
  • Guard your passwords and Personal Identification Numbers (PINs).
  • Review your account statements and credit reports frequently.
  • Act quickly if you discover anything suspicious.

(30-, 60- and 90-minute presentations available)