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Noncredit Continuing Education Spring & Summer 2015 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. $59** (fee based, no waivers)
Thu 1pm-3pm, Jun 4-Jun 11
   XE-144 6939   #5527 Gateway Campus
Tue 10am-12pm, Jun 9-Jun 16
   XE-144 6952   #5531 Gateway Campus

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Retirement Income and Income Tax Planning 
Everyone wants to save enough for their retirement. However, planning for the income phase of your retirement requires that you explore several aspects and different approaches in order to survive well in retirement. Income planning for retirement is a “whole different ballgame” today. Topics covered in this class include: risks and strategies to consider during accumulation vs. distribution; structuring investment income to reduce taxes; maximizing retirement income by understanding social security key issues; determining whether social security will be enough and will you get the most of it; recognizing unnecessary tax payments on social security benefits; being mindful of taxes when diversifying assets; covering inflation in your income; understanding and agreeing with your financial plan. Join instructor Andrew Paladino, CPA and financial advisor, to obtain this information. $49** (includes $40 in fees*)
Wed 7pm-9pm, Apr 29
   XE-191 6924   #4585 Centennial High School

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IRA 401(k) 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 IRAs into Roth IRAs; how to keep money in your IRAs using the stretch IRA concept. $49** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat 10am-12pm, May 2
XE-604 6945   #5762 Hickory Ridge 108

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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*)

►Tue 6:30pm-9pm, Apr 28
   XE-354 6912   #4608 Gateway Campus

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Estate Planning 101: Are Your Personal Affairs in Order? ★NEW!★
This informative seminar will describe the primary documents that serve as the foundation of any well-conceived estate plan, including a Will and/or Revocable Trust, a General Power of Attorney and an Advanced Directive. The course will also explain the unintended, and sometimes unfortunate, consequences that can result if an individual fails to put the foregoing documents in place. Edmund W. Law, the instructor, is a Frederick-based attorney who has practiced law for more than 20 years. $39** (fee based, no waivers)
Wed 7pm-9pm, May 6
XE-258 6934   #4739 Gateway Campus

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Estate Planning for Special Needs Families
This seminar will focus on the unique estate planning challenges faced by families with children of all ages who have special needs. The class will address how parents and relatives can use traditional estate planning vehicles and third party trusts to set aside assets for their children in a manner that will enable them to qualify/remain eligible for needs-based benefits (SSI, Medical Assistance, etc.) and provide a source of funding to meet supplemental needs. Learn how a second type of trust, a first party special needs trust, can be established to hold the child's existing benefits (malpractice judgment/settlement, inheritance, UTMA accounts, pre-disability earnings, etc.). Instructor Edward Law, a practicing attorney with an L.L.M. in taxation, is an expert in this area of estate planning. $39** (fee based, no waivers)
Thu 7pm-9pm, May 14
XE-185 6941   #5534 Gateway Campus

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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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