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Do I Need a Texas Trust?

Establishing a trust can be a useful estate planning tool that can provide great relief to your family in the time of incapacity or death. In this class, Attorney Whitney R. Thomas will discuss the basic concepts of Texas trusts and why it may be a beneficial part of your estate plan. Course topics include defining what a trust is, types of Texas trusts, trust vs. other estate planning options, parts of a trust, benefits of a trust and hiring an attorney.

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Dollars & Sense

Money can be a tricky subject. Is there ever enough of it? If you are having trouble getting your finances in line, this class is for you. This class focuses on common practices and responsibilities, the money management process, decision-making skills and the impact that technology has when it comes to managing your money. Instructor is Travis Lipscomb, NEISD Career & Technical Education teacher.

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Federal Civil Service Benefits

Do you have questions about your benefits as a Federal Civil Servant, but no one to talk to in order to get answers? This course educates civil servants on the intricacies of their benefits and how they change. The class covers both CSRS and FERS Pensions, Survivor Spouse Benefits, Minimum Retirement Age, Military Redeposit, Federal Employee Group Life Insurance (FEGLI), Social Security and the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). Answers to your questions and more will be provided. It’s never too early to be prepared and spouses are encouraged to attend. Instructor is Don Lindberg, a Benefits Advisor for federal civil servants.

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Financial Fitness

Don’t know where your money is going? Tired of living paycheck to paycheck? Join Christin Mendoza and Erika Chapa from Alamo Community Group to learn about budgeting tips and tricks to help establish good habits. You will learn how to track spending, become a savvy saver and how to set SMART goals. You will also explore how these tips will improve your credit score and how you can make the most of your income, savings and assets.

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Guide to Retirement Planning

You have worked a lifetime to achieve financial success. Learn how to properly set goals and calculate how much you will need to maintain your lifestyle, as you define it throughout retirement! You will receive a 230 page textbook covering all class topics. Most importantly, your instructors will explain why people run out of money in retirement and how you can plan to help make sure that it doesn't happen to you. It is never too late to work toward financial peace of mind! Couples may attend together for only one registration fee. Upon completion of your online registration, please call (210) 407-0140, option 3 to enroll your spouse for free. Your instructors are: Jay Howard, FSS, CLTC, radio personality and former "Voice of the Spurs," Logan Dietel, CFP, CLTC, FSS. Class sizes are limited. No discount.

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Home at Last: Buying a Home in 2018

Education is the key to homeownership! Join Beth Ann Falcon and Bobbi Greenman to learn about the current real estate market. You will get the lowdown on the pre-approval process, financing, credit repair, inspections, warranty, title and much more. With real experts in the business such as a senior loan advisor, licensed real estate agent, credit repair specialist and home inspector available to answer any of your questions, you will be sure to leave with the knowledge you need to buy a home in 2018. Couples may attend together for one registration fee. Upon completion of your online registration, please call (210) 407-0140, option 3 to enroll your spouse for free.

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Long Term Care Options and How to Pay for Them

Most people are more afraid of running out of money than running out of life. How do you stay out of a nursing home, off Medicaid and get the best care? Did you know that you can set up your finances to enjoy your lifestyle, not worry about running out of money and never live in a nursing home? Join us in this two-part class and learn how no matter what your income level. Instructor Susan Blumhorst M.A., knows the issues and outcomes and enjoys being in the "helping people" business.

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Medicare 101

Get a tune-up on everything you need to know about Medicare so you can be in tip top shape to make the right decisions. You will compare Advantage Plans with Supplement or Medigap Plans. Instructor Susan Blumhorst, will show you how to find the right one for you, and don't forget about Medicare Part D. Become acquainted with that drug plan and what, if any, changes there are. In this two-part class, Susan will present the information in a simple and straight-forward manner that will help you now and in the future. Susan is the managing member of Senior Path Specialists, so come get the right information from the expert! No discount.

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Optimizing Your Social Security Benefits

Social Security can be confusing and knowing when to take your benefits is not easy. Should you take them as soon as you are eligible or wait until your benefits are higher? There are strategies for couples that can enhance their benefits for both, plus provide tax savings. People who are widowed or divorced also need to know what is available. This two-part class will provide you with strategies as well as avenues to enhance your benefits. Susan Blumhorst is the managing member of Senior Path Specialists, so come get the right information from the expert! No discount.

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Probate in Texas: Handling Property When a Loved One Passes

Handling property matters when a loved one passes away can be a stressful and confusing endeavor. In this class, Attorney Whitney R. Thomas will discuss the various after-death legal proceedings in Texas and why it is important to take legal action when a loved one dies. Course topics include learning what a probate is, testate vs. intestate, testate proceedings, intestate proceedings, alternatives to Texas probate and hiring an attorney.

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The Fundamentals of Basic Estate Planning

Basic estate planning is an essential task that often gets overlooked. During this class, Attorney Whitney R. Thomas will teach you about the significance of proper estate planning and what documents are needed to handle your estate matters in the event of death or incapacity. Furthermore, you will leave knowing the various Texas laws for probate proceedings and alternatives to probate. It's never too late to get started.

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Who Will Help You When You Can No Longer Help Yourself?

Seven out of ten people over age 65 will be faced with this decision one day, and if they do not already have a plan in place, the expense of this long term care could involuntarily wipe out a lifetime of savings. You and your spouse are invited to a long term care educational workshop to explore your options regarding long term care and to learn about what the State of Texas is offering in its new Partnership Program to help. Upon completion of your online registration, please call (210) 407-0140, option 3 to enroll your spouse for free. Instructor is Gabrielle Gelo, a Long Term Care Specialist, who, after recovering from a disabling auto accident, turned her attentions to helping Baby Boomers maintain their independence in their later years.

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