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Noncredit Continuing Education Winter/Spring 2014 Courses

NOTE: Room numbers are posted in each building lobby on the day of class.

Rejuvenate Your Retirement: A Class for Retirees 
This course includes a 143-page illustrated workbook. Couples may attend together for a single registration fee. Class size is limited, so register today! This unique and comprehensive course focuses on the issues and financial concepts that are important to retirees. In straightforward language, this class explains financial strategies designed to accomplish objectives such as tax-efficient income planning, lifestyle preservation, inflation protection and providing a legacy. However, money is only one aspect of post-retirement planning. We introduce fun and fulfilling activities such as travel, hobbies, sports, crafts, socializing, business ventures and lifelong learning to help you make the most of your retirement years. Instructor: Chris Gordon. $49** (fee based, no waivers)
►Thu 1pm-3pm, Feb 20-Feb 27
#9219 XE 144 6609     Gateway Campus
►Tue 10am-12pm, Jun 17-Jun 24
#3655 XE 144 6477     Gateway Campus
►Thu 1pm-3pm, Jun 19-Jun 26
#3656 XE 144 6478     Gateway Campus
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IRA 401K Distribution Options
How do you plan to maximize your retirement benefits when you retire? This class will discuss tax reduction strategies to plan for a retirement income that will last a lifetime. You will learn: to maximize your income during retirement, to recognize the importance of beneficiary designations, to address healthcare concerns and asset protection stategies, how to convert IRA’s into Roth IRA’s, and how to keep money in your IRA’s using the stretch IRA concept. $49** (includes $40 in fees*)
►Sat 10am-12pm, May 3
#3760 XE 604 6413       Hickory Ridge
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Little Known Money Traps That Cost Retirees Thousands
When questioned about retirement and financial preparedness, most seniors readily admit they lack many vital estate planning and retirement planning documents. The only successful way to guard income, protect assets, and maintain or accumulate a financial legacy that you can pass on to your heirs is to implement simple yet proven financial solutions. Join Instructor Andrew Paladino, CPA and financial advisor, to learn whether you are carrying the right tools inside your own personal financial toolbox. $49** (includes $40 in fees*)
►Wed 7pm-9pm, Apr 30
#3662 XE 152 6442       Centennial High School

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Investment Strategies: The Basics and Beyond
Are you confused about your financial future? Would education and guidance give you the peace of mind to deal comfortably and confidently with your money? Take the confusion out of investing by learning how stocks, bonds, mutual funds, annuities, options, investment strategies, and evaluation and minimization of risk would benefit you in today’s economy. Instructor: Merle Ross, M.Ed., MBA, CFP, ChFC. $89 (includes $40 in fees*)
►Wed 7pm-9:30pm, Mar 19-Mar 26
#8578 XB 408 6518 Gateway Campus
►Wed 7pm-9:30pm, Jun 4-Jun 11
#3639 XB 408 6435       Gateway Campus
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Little-Known Secrets of Paying for College
Learn how to send your child to the college of his/her dreams without bankrupting your retirement. Debunk myths such as in-state schools being more affordable than private schools. Learn how college financial aid (including FAFSA and CSS Profile) is calculated. Learn strategies for repositioning your assets to minimize the amount the government determines you can afford to pay. Find out how to use the IRS to fund college through “tax scholarship.” Gain the tools and knowledge to meet your goals. $59** (includes $40 in fees*)
►Thu 6pm-9pm, Feb 20
#8548 XE 354 J1647       Laurel College Center
►Thu 6pm-9pm, May 1
#3671 XE 354 6479       Gateway Campus
►Wed 6pm-9pm, May 14
#0770 XE 354 J1686       Laurel College Center
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Imagine: Your Life Without Limits
Is the idea of retirement weighing heavily on your mind? Are you concerned about the transition from a structured work life and the cost of retirement? Imagine “your life without limits.” Visualize and document your core values, hopes and dreams to prepare for what lies ahead. Communicate expectations for the future with your partner. Make plans for a rewarding and fulfilling retirement by learning to address your physical, mental, spiritual and financial well-being. This workshop is designed to incorporate your dreams and goals for the future with a new or existing financial plan. Ensure that your future dreams are within reach. This course is FREE, but you must register. 
►Sat 10am-12:30pm, May 17
#3692 XE 599 6412        Hickory Ridge

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Course Notes
*Fees not eligible for waiver.
**Neither XE courses nor their fees are eligible for waiver.
(S) = Supplies needed. Instructor will provide list at first class.
(T) = Textbook recommended or required. Purchase at HCC Bookstore or online before first class.

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