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Nice Girls Finish Rich! A Financial Literacy Seminar for Women


with Donna Accettullo, M.Ed., Biddeford Adult Education

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 3, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

If you think money management is too complex, too boring or takes too much time, this course will change your mind! In this seminar designed especially for women, I will share the lessons learned on my own journey from cash-strapped single mom to worry-free early retirement. Anyone can follow this plan! In this entertaining course, I will demystify everything from budgeting to investing, 401k’s and Social Security, and everything in between. We will also look at apps and websites that can help. At the end of this course you will have the tools and information you need to create a more secure today and more abundant tomorrow.

Healthcare and Social Security Retirement


with Mark Morrison, Windham/Raymond Adult Education

Calendar Mar 3, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

This seminar addresses the steps investors should take to prepare for health care costs (including Medicare and long-term care costs) to help ensure their retirement savings stay healthy. Social Security likely will be the foundation of your retirement income. Before you retire, it’s important to understand your options regarding Social Security and the impact your decisions have on your retirement. We’ll discuss how Social Security fits into your retirement income plan, when you should start taking benefits, and tax considerations.

Instructor: Mark Morrison
Tuesday, 3/3, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Location: Windham High School - Room 127
Fee: $9

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Estate Planning Basics: What You Should Know to Put Your Affairs In Order


with Tim Stanley, Mt. Desert Island Adult & Community Education

Calendar Mar 4, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Estate planning is the process by which we consider the transfer of wealth or other assets in order to meet a specific goal. Some common estate planning goals include protection of a spouse or disabled child, tax savings, disability planning and business succession planning, among others. Part of the planning process is assembling the appropriate documents that can help you to achieve your goals. This class will explore some of the issues and goals that commonly lead people to think about estate planning, as well as the probate process, trusts, wills, and other strategies that can be used to achieve estate planning goals. 

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Foundations of Investing
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Foundations of Investing


with John Byrne, Bangor Adult & Community Education

Calendar Mar 4, 2020 at 6 pm
Foundations of Investing is an educational program for people who are either new to investing or need a refresher. Participants will learn the importance of developing a strategy, the impact of asset allocation, and the influence of inflation on your long-term goals.

To enroll in enrichment classes, participants must be at least 18 years old and not enrolled in school.

Generating Income


with Lowrie Sargent, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Calendar Mar 4, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Many people, particularly retirees, rely on their portfolios to provide steady income. But that has become more difficult during the recent periods of low interest rates. This course will explore ways you can use a mix of bonds, bond funds, preferred shares and call selling strategies to generate income.

Lowrie Sargent Course Bundle


with Lowrie Sargent, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Calendar Mar 4, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Join veteran financial planner Lowrie Sargent for this semester’s full slate of investing classes and save on the single class prices. Take all three of his one-night classes and pay only $50 - a savings of $10! Sign up here to get this special deal.

Cooking Matters


with Nicole Gurreri, Deer Isle Adult Education

Calendar Mar 5, 2020 at 3 pm, runs for 6 weeks

FREE Cooking Class Series

Learn how to prepare healthy, delicious meals & stretch your food dollars with ease!

This no-cost, 6-session cooking class is offered in partnership with Healthy Acadia. The series offers participants an opportunity to learn about easy ways to prepare healthy, family-friendly, delicious meals and stretchfood dollars. Participants work together to create a meal each week and sample their recipe. Free take-home ingredients will be provided for all participants.

This series is designed for community members who want to gain knowledge and skills to eat healthy food on a limited budget. Participants are requested to commit to all six classes in the series. Can be taken for high school completion credit. Recovery-friendly class. 

Investing in Publicly Held Cannabis Companies


with Lowrie Sargent, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Calendar Mar 5, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
This fast growing industry presents investors with significant opportunities and obstacles. This class explores those issues and identifies the different types of companies available for investment.

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