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A's, B's, C's, and D's of Medicare


with Alan Minthorn, York Adult Education

Calendar Next session starts Oct 22, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week
4 additional sessions through Feb 25, 2020

This course provides a thorough overview of how to transition into senior health insurance (Medicare). Items covered: SSA forms; the “parts” of Medicare; timelines - how and when to apply; avoiding penalties and pitfalls; how to shop for plans.

Accounting Fundamentals
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Accounting Fundamentals

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with Kittery Adult Education

Demand for accounting professionals currently exceeds supply. If you're interested in increasing your financial awareness while also gaining a marketable skill, this course is for you. You'll learn the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, as well as how to analyze and record financial transactions. You'll get hands-on experience with handling accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll procedures, sales taxes, and various common banking activities. We'll cover all the bases, from writing checks to preparing an income statement and closing out accounts at the end of each fiscal period. Whether you're a sole proprietor looking to manage your business finances or you simply want to gain an understanding of accounting basics for career advancement or for personal use, this course will give you a solid foundation in financial matters.

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After The Paycheck Stops: Retirement Income Primer


with Seth Cheikin, Portland Adult Education

Calendar Oct 16, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week
This class is designed for people who are thinking about retiring or have retired recently. Students will learn ideas to help build a reasonable and sustainable strategy for managing income and expenses during retirement, utilizing the framework of Plan for the Expected, Prepare for the Unexpected and Position the Portfolio for Both.

An Investor's Tour of Mutual Funds


with Fred Diehl, York Adult Education

Calendar Next session starts Feb 12, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Mutual funds may play a major role as you try to reach your long- term financial goals. An Investor’s Tour of Mutual Funds provides a detailed look at the features, benefits and risks associated with this type of investment as well as guidance to help empower you as you explore the multitude of funds available.

Basic Finance


with Erica Berry, York Adult Education

Calendar Next session starts Oct 15, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Would you like to be able manage your money better? Do you know how to use online banking tools or create a budget? Erica will help you find the right tools to match your needs and lifestyle, as well as, help you reach your financial goals, both short term and long term.

CCA330: Funding College


with Joshua Bartlett, York Adult Education

Calendar Next session starts Oct 21, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week
1 additional session on Feb 5, 2020

An in-depth look at many of the potential methods for funding college including loans, scholarships, and savings.

"Every parent of a high-school student, needs to take this class!"  -Past participant


CCA335: College Financial Aid


with Joshua Bartlett, York Adult Education

Calendar Next session starts Oct 16, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week
1 additional session on Feb 3, 2020

Filling out college financial aid forms is one thing, but how do you prepare for it? It’s important to know the impact of income and asset types before filling out forms, otherwise thousands of dollars in potential aid may be missed.

"This was such a beneficial use of our time! Josh helped us understand the FAFSA and scholarship process so when we go through it next year with our son, we will know what to expect." - CCA335 past participant

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Oct session date has changed from Oct 23 to Oct 16.


Cell Phone App's
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Cell Phone App's


with Deb Arter, RSU#12 Adult Education

Calendar Oct 30, 2019 , runs for 1 week

Cell phones are much more than phones. Cell phones are navigators, flashlights, photo albums, banks, and more. Let Deb show you how she saved 926.00 over two years on her groceries and supplied her whole family with gift cards through this use of apps on her phone. There are 250 new apps created each week. Deb will cover apps that deal with consumption, investments and shopping of all sorts. Bring your phone to class.

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