All seminars and workshops are educational in nature; no financial products, services or insurances of any kind will be promoted in these classes.

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Retirement Planning – POPULAR

Whether you have just started your family, are thinking about retirement within the next 5-10 years or are just meeting your monthly expenses, your future financial comfort depends on creating—and sticking to—a long-term money management strategy. Recent tax law changes, an uncertain future for Social Security and the shift toward employee-directed retirement plans shows the need for sound financial strategies has never been greater. Whether your objective is to build a nest egg, protect your assets or preserve your lifestyle throughout retirement, this class can help you plan your future with confidence. This class can teach you how to build wealth and align your money with your values to accomplish your goals in life. Whether you plan to retire 20 years from now or have just recently retired, the information you learn in this class could deliver rewards throughout your lifetime. NOTE: You may bring a guest at no additional charge, please provide the guest’s name and birth date when you register.

Session 1:  Saturdays * 2/2/19-2/9/19 * 9 am-12 pm * $49
Dennis Starbuck & Jeff Grant * Room: LT-304

Session 2: Tuesdays * 2/5/19-2/12/19 * 6-9 pm * $49
Dennis Starbuck & Jeff Grant
(NOTE: Session 2 will be held at KCC’s Fehsenfeld Center, 2950 West M-179 Hwy, Hastings MI)

Session 3: Thursdays * 2/14/19-2/21/19 * 6-9 pm * $49
Dennis Starbuck & Jeff Grant * Room: LT-304


Smart Women Retire: Retirement Strategies for Women – NEW

As women we face specific hurdles when it comes to finances and planning then investing in our future. Money represents more than the paper it’s printed on. It is the embodiment of your time, your talents, and your commitments. In this class we’ll look at the importance of having a personal plan, a sound strategy and a consistent approach to saving for retirement. When the time comes for retirement, you want your money to provide you with a comfortable lifestyle and stable income after your working days are done. Planning a successful retirement relies on one thing: you!

Thursday * 3/21/19 * 6-8 pm * $25 (member) $35 (non-member)
Fernando Aguirre * Room: LT-304


Grant Writing Basics

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.

Tuesday * 3/26/19 * 6-8:30 pm * $25 (member) $35 (non-member)
Kimberlee Andrews-Bingham * Room: LT-304


Conquering Student Loan Debt – NEW

Today, 70% of college graduates exit school with student debt—these students carry over $1.4 trillion dollars in loans. The average 2017 graduate will leave school with over $37,000 in debt and an average payment of over $350 a month. Education is essential to remain competitive, but it’s often financed through some form of borrowing. In this class we’ll discuss strategies that can assist, lessen or even eliminate student loan debt. If you have student loans, or are considering them, then you won’t want to miss this class.

Thursday * 4/18/19 * 6-8 pm * $25 (member) $35 (non-member)
Fernando Aguirre * Room: LT-304


Understanding Long Term Care: How to Plan & Pay for It – NEW

To find the right kind of long-term care, you may need to make difficult personal, medical, and financial decisions during emotionally tough times. Don’t be caught off-guard, join us to learn about how to calculate the cost of long-term care, identify up to four ways to pay for it, and we’ll also show you how to evaluate long-term care insurance providers.  Whether it’s for you or a loved one, you’ll want to understand long-term care now rather than waiting until you need it.

Thursday * 5/16/19 * 6-8 pm * $25 (member) $35 (non-member)
Fernando Aguirre * Room: LT-304


Social Security & Your Retirement

Did you know there’s over 500 ways to take Social Security? With so many moving parts and complicated formulas it’s no surprise people have trouble understanding Social Security. Social Security is an important element in your retirement planning. This class will explore the cost of retirement, as well as various options for when you could claim and strategies to maximize your benefits and reduce taxes. We’ll look at ways to bridge possible income gaps, too. Your class fee includes bringing a guest, please provide their name at registration.

Thursday * 6/13/19 * 6-8 pm * $25 (member) $35 (non-member)
Fernando Aguirre * Room: LT-304


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