All seminars and workshops are educational in nature; no financial products, services or insurances of any kind will be promoted in these classes.
Stocks & Stock Markets: The Nuts & Bolts
Are stocks and the stock market a mystery to you? Do you really understand the positive impact these kinds of investments can have on your retirement? If you don’t know the difference between Dow Jones, NASDAQ and the S&P 500, join us to learn the basics from a professional financial planner about the concept of stocks and how to evaluate whether they can fit into your overall investment strategy. Topics will include market basics, common versus preferred stock, dividends, different investment approaches and multiple ways to own stock.
Tuesday * 3/13/18 * 6-8 pm * $25 (Member) $35 (Non-Member)
MONY CG002-01 * Keith Corts * Lane-Thomas Building, Room 304
Grant Writing Basics – NEW
Join us to learn the basics of preparing and submitting a grant proposal to receive funding for your favorite cause. Whether you’re connected to a nonprofit organization or volunteer for a local school or community group, grants can provide support to get good ideas and worthy causes the resources they need to succeed. Your instructor is a former WK Kellogg Foundation and State of Michigan program officer, and she will provide you with best practice tips for each proposal section, common mistakes grant writers make, and insights on how to work with funders. You will leave with a basic proposal outline, an in-depth packet that breaks down a grant section-by-section, and links to winning sample grants and online webinars. This class is appropriate for those new to grant writing or those who want a basic refresher.
Monday * 4/16/18 * 6-8:30 pm * $20 (member) $25 (non-member)
MONY CF003-01 * Kimberlee Andrews-Bingham * Room: LT-304
You & Your Money: Be Smart, Live Well – NEW
Albert Einstein supposedly once called compound interest the most powerful force in the universe. But don’t take Einstein’s word for it. Join us to get a smorgasbord of money fundamentals in this financial basics class which covers more than the power of compound interest. We’ll share basics about saving, investing, getting rid of debt, avoiding financial scams and more. You work hard for your money and after this class you’ll know the best ways to manage it—for today and the future.
Tuesday * 4/17/18 * 6-8 pm * $ 25 (member) $35 (non-member)
MONY CG002-02 * Keith Corts * Ohm Building, Room 109
Social Security Strategies to Maximize Your Benefits
This informational class will help you understand and clarify your questions about Social Security. There were a number of changes implemented in 2016. Do you know what they are and how they may affect you? Are you approaching retirement and wondering when to apply for, and how to maximize, your Social Security benefits? Would you like to know how to avoid having your benefits permanently reduced? Did you know that you could claim benefits based on your ex-spouse’s record? Do you have a parent, relative, friend or colleague who is wondering what to do about their social security situation? Attend this class to find answers for these questions and others that you may have and receive information that will help you get the maximum benefits from social security. NOTE: This course is educational only and non-commercial. No specific financial products will be discussed or sold. You may bring a guest at no additional charge. Please provide the guest’s name and birth date when you register.
Tuesday * 5/1/18 * 6-8 pm * $25 (member) $30 (non-member)
MONY CG002-03 * Keith Corts * Lane-Thomas Building, Room 304