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with Christina Davis
In this workshop, you will learn the basic components for building a budget. We will discuss money tracking, goal setting and how having a sense of your overall financial situation can assist you in the process of building a budget.
First Time Home Buyers
with Tiffany Mora
This is a seminar for first time home buyers or anyone who would like to learn the process of purchasing a home. We will explore topics such as knowing your credit score, types of home loans available, working with a realtor, making an offer, home inspections, homeowners' insurance and closing. An expert from each field will be available to answer all your questions.
Landlord Tenant Law 101
with Matt Mastrogiacomo
This seminar will provide a brief overview of the law for new or prospective landlords. Among the topics covered will be a landlord's legal rights and responsibilities, a tenant's legal rights and responsibilities, evictions, fair housing, leases, tenancies, at-will, and other legal issues commonly faced by landlords. The course will be taught by Katy Childs of Pine Tree Legal and Matthew Mastrogiacomo of the Mastrogiacomo Law Office. Both attorneys practice in Lewiston.
Medicare Made Simple
with Nate Miller
With many Medicare plan options available, it can be difficult to know what is the best option for your health needs. Come learn about different Medicare options, their coverage and costs. You will learn about Medicare enrollment periods and resources available to Medicare beneficiaries. The seminar is a free service offered by Seniors Plus.
Navigating the College Admission and Enrollment Process
with Doug Dumont
Navigating the college application, admission and enrollment process can be overwhelming tasks. However, the entire process from college search to college enrollment can be approached with greater ease with a few tips. This workshop will allow families to understand how to begin the search for colleges and majors; complete college applications; finish the financial aid application; search and apply for scholarships; make a final college decision and enroll in college.
Retirement By Design
with Mark Morrison
Whether you are 10 years or decades away from retirement, this class will help you translate your vision for retirement into attainable goals. One of the goals should be about when to begin taking Social Security, which will also be outlined in the class taught by an Edward Jones financial advisor.
Six Feet Under: Funeral Choices
with Chuck Lakin
Learn about the legal documents everyone should have in place, how to plan ahead and how to discuss funeral plans with your family. We'll make time to address any questions or concerns you may have regarding funeral options, home funerals, green cemeteries, alkaline hydrolysis, family burying grounds, scattering ashes and all other important aspects of preparing for your or a loved one's final wishes.
with Elizabeth Newport
A member of the Social Security Administration will be on hand to give you an overview of the federal programs including Social Security and Medicare. She will describe when to file for your benefits and what documents are needed. She will discuss the outcome of combining federal programs with other pension plans and look at attaining benefits from a spouse's earnings. Knowledge is power, so join us to get your questions answered and your plan in place. Students are encouraged to visit the website www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount before class to create a my Social Security account. It provides an electronic copy of a Social Security statement as well as benefit estimates that can help students ask questions related to their financial circumstances.