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Merrymeeting Adult Education



Finance & Business

Are you ready to RETIRE?

$35

with James Nylund, CFP®

Calendar Oct 24, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

It’s good to learn the answer to this question before retiring! We will discuss strategies to consider for portfolio allocation, social security, fighting inflation, and having a flexible spending strategy. Learn the importance of drafting a written plan and a distribution strategy. Determine a realistic expectation of the income your portfolio may provide. If you are already in retirement, come hear ideas that may enhance your circumstances. No Discounts.

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Jump Start a Home-Based or New Business
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Jump Start a Home-Based or New Business

$45

with George Krassner

Calendar Oct 31, 2017 at 6 pm

This soup-to-nuts how-to program will give you hands-on tools to successfully grow and maintain your business and learn critical pitfalls to avoid. topics include business forms and business plans, safety-net strategies, protecting cash flow in tough times, red-flag criteria and hot-buttons for success, market research and handling competition, low-cost/no-cost marketing techniques, legal tax deductions and practical advice you can use immediately. You will receive a comprehensive workbook and valuable handouts. There will be a $2 materials fee.​ No Discounts.

Leadership Empowerment

$25

with Todd Mosher

Calendar Oct 3, 2017 at 6 pm

Are you interested to achieve a new level of entrepreneurial and business skills? Join us for this 3 hour Introductory Workshop on how to improve your  leadership confidence, people skills, goal setting, and attainment. Combining resources from an eclectic blend of leadership tools, management techniques, Dale Carnegie, and law of attraction techniques we will explore how these new skills can be applied. If there is interest a 12-week course will become available!.

My Money Works (Brunswick)
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My Money Works (Brunswick)

Free

with New Ventures Maine

Calendar Sep 11, 2017 at 5:30 pm

This class can help you gain the skills and confidence you need to stretch your money, pay your bills, reduce debt, find money for savings, plan for retirement, and set personal financial goals. At the end of the class you will have a plan to achieve greater financial stability. A follow-up session is scheduled to provide additional networking and support. Successful completion of this class meets one of the requirements for the Family Development Account (FDA) and Rainy Day Savings (RDS) matched savings programs. For more information or to register by phone, contact: Erica Quin-Easter at 386-1664 or erica.quineaster@maine.edu

Understanding Medicare

Free

with Robert Harvey

Calendar Oct 5, 2017 at 6 pm

Is it time for you to look into Medicare? This workshop will answer all of your questions. It will cover eligibility, timeline to enroll, what it covers and what it doesn't cover, additional plans that are available, and financial assistance options.

Venturing Forth: Business Planning for Entrepreneurs -Brunswick
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Venturing Forth: Business Planning for Entrepreneurs -Brunswick

Free

with New Ventures Maine

Calendar Sep 20, 2017 at 9:30 am

A 60-hour course in business planning. The following topics are covered in depth: your customer, competition, marketing, record keeping, taxes, financing, legal aspects, and more. At the end of the class, you will have a completed business plan. There are also 3 mandatory follow-up sessions at the completion of the class. Class size is limited to 15. You must complete an application, come to the orientation, and have an individual interview to be accepted into the class. This course qualifies for 3 Pass/Fail credits from the University of Maine at Augusta upon approval of your completed business plan and payment of a small processing fee. 2017 graduates of this course are eligible to apply for the University of Maine at Augusta GEN Scholarship, to be used for additional UMA classes. Application deadline: Sept 8. To register online, visit newventuresmaine.org. For more information or to register by phone, contact Jenn Dobransky at 386-1664 or jenn.dobransky@maine.edu

What You Need to Know About Annuities

$45

with James Nylund, CFP®

Calendar Oct 17, 2017 at 6 pm

Learn about the different types of annuities: fixed, variable, and indexed. What are the basic mechanics, what are the positives and the drawbacks? Annuities are complicated products, so it is best to have some thorough education on them whether you already own one or not. No Discounts.





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