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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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A’s, B’s, C’s, and D’s of Medicare
with Alan Minthorn, York Adult & Community Education
Course will provide a thorough overview of “how” to retire without surprises from Social Security, Medicare, MaineCare, and senior health insurance system. You will learn: important SSA forms and timelines; the “parts” of Medicare; how and when to apply; plans and general benefits. Alan Minthorn, Owner of Maine Senior Insurance, LLC, is a licensed and certified senior health insurance products broker. He has held licensure since 1991.
Balance Your Budget, Broaden Investment Knowledge
with M Morrison, Auburn Adult and Community Education
This workshop is designed to help you sharpen your spending and saving strategy, and learn more about the basics of budgeting and the importance of managing credit and debt. Also, this presentation is an expanded look at the "how" of creating an investing strategy, as well as the investment components that form your financial picture.
Budgeting For Your Career
with Jessica Whittier, Lake Region & Fryeburg Area Adult Education
Before you begin a new career we’ll look at how best to build a budget that takes into consideration your new income as well as the needs of your job and your existing student loans debt. We’ll also cover money saving tips you can use to stretch your dollars farther. Don’t get in over your head. Make a plan for success in your new career!
Estate Planning – Prepare for the Uncertainties of Life
with Kathryn Bedell, Esq., York Adult & Community Education
Overview of basic and sophisticated estate planning, including Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Directives, and a discussion of the probate process and how to avoid it.
Financial Literacy: Financial Recovery
with Walter Brink, Sacopee Valley Adult & Community Education
Whether you are experiencing financial difficulties for the first time or have experienced them in the past, this class will provide you with the steps you can take to develop a financial recovery plan and rebuild your credit. Light supper will be provided. Please register at least a week ahead for any given session in order to arrange for materials and dinner items. (Ages 18 +)