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Social Security


with Sarah Blondin, Oxford Hills/Nezinscot Adult Education

Calendar Mar 7, 2023 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

Do you wish you had a better understanding regarding your Social Security benefits? Do you want to make sure you're getting the most out of your benefits? Join us to learn how!

Welcome to Medicare


with Southern Maine Agency on Aging, Windham/Raymond Adult Education

Calendar Mar 7, 2023 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week
3 additional sessions through Jun 6, 2023

Do you or a loved one need help understanding your Medicare options? There are two opportunites to get your Medicare: Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage. When should you take Part A, Part B? Do you need a Medigap (supplement) plan, a prescription drug plan (Part D)? If these questions pique your interest, then this course is for you. Sponsored by the Southern Maine Agency on Aging (SMAA), this course is generously offered free of charge. Donations to SMAA are always gratefully accepted. Only one section is required.

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Completing the FAFSA


with Maria McDougal, Lake Region & Fryeburg Area Adult Education

Calendar Mar 7, 2023 at 6 pm

If you are interested in receiving financial aid to help you pay for college, filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is an important first step. In this session, we will do an overview or the process so you know what to expect and can get answers to frequently asked questions. Then, you're free to complete it on your own, or stay for the remainder and receive real-time free help to file the FAFSA.



Hampden - Foundations of Investing Seminar


with Rob Smith, Orono-Hampden-Old Town Adult Ed Partnership

Calendar Mar 7, 2023 at 6 pm

H - Foundations of Investing Seminar - Hampden Academy

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.

Tuesday, March 7                      6 – 7 pm

Script Your Family's Future


with John Byrne, Bangor Adult & Community Education

Calendar Mar 7, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
Do you know where your assets will go when you die? If not, our Preparing Your Estate Plan presentation will help familiarize you with the basic steps of planning for your estate, including the function of a will and the different types of trusts. An estate-planning attorney, Kristy Hapworth of Rudman Winchell, will be presenting at this event.

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Antiques - Researching, Buying, Selling - or Just Enjoying


with Gary Lee, Mid-Coast School of Technology Adult Education

Calendar Mar 8, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Whether you are a seller, collector, or just have a desire to know more about antiques, this class is designed for the antiquarian in you. Licensed auctioneer, seller, and collector, Gary Lee, covers topics in researching the value and best practices for purchase and sales. He will review sample pieces with an eye to history and value (students may provide pieces for the final three classes.) The second hour of each class will be a review of maker marks and ways to identify fakes, including testing metals and use of blacklight. A presentation on bidding decisions will help you buy at a better price. The course also covers minor repairs, when not to polish or refinish, packing, photography, shipping and more.

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


with Tim Stanley, RSU 24 Adult Education

Calendar Mar 8, 2023 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 help to identify common estate planning goals, as well as to describe the typical documents that are used to achieve those goals, along with a basic review of the probate process.

How Money Works for Kids


with Sarah Blondin, Windham/Raymond Adult Education

Calendar Mar 9, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Are your kids learning financial literacy? As a parent, you’re in the perfect position to help them formulate saving, spending, and investment strategies while developing healthy money attitudes. Join us to learn how!


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