Money

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

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.

SECTION 1: Thursdays * 2/1-2/8 * 6-9 pm * $49
MONY CJ006-01 * Dennis Starbuck
NOTE: Class will be held at the Fehsenfeld Center, 2950 West M-179 Hwy, Hastings, MI

SECTION 2: Saturdays * 2/3-2/10 * 10 am-1 pm * $49
MONY CJ006-02 * Dennis Starbuck
NOTE: Class is held on KCC’s Main Campus, Lane-Thomas Building, Room 303

SECTION 3: Mondays * 2/5-2/12 * 6-9 pm * $49
MONY CJ006-03 * Dennis Starbuck
NOTE: Class will be held on KCC’s Main Campus, Ohm Building, Room 109

 

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 * 6-8 pm * $25 Member/$35 Non-Member
MONY CG002-01 * Keith Corts * Lane-Thomas Building, Room 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 * April 17 * 6-8 pm * $ — member/ $– 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 * 6-8 pm * $25 member/ $30 non-member
MONY CG002-03 * Keith Corts * Lane-Thomas Building, Room 304

 

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