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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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Home at Last: Buying a Home in 2017

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 2017. 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? Come and learn how no matter what your income level. Instructor Susan Blumhorst MA, 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. 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!

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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 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!

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Secrets of Saving Money on a Funeral

A funeral can cost as much or more than a wedding. Learn how to shop smart for a funeral by knowing the laws, rules and regulations binding the funeral industry as well as your consumer rights. Find out the right questions to ask, ranging from providing your own casket to comparing cremation costs. You will be amazed at what you can save. Rev. Bill Bischoff, a retired Air Force Chaplain, will provide a light supper for this informative session.

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