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Do-It-Yourself Estate Planning and Last Will

Between 50-75% of Texans don't have a will, but do you need one? The answer is a resounding yes. Come learn why wills and trusts are not just for the rich and wealthy. Attorney Amanda Skeen will explain the legal strategies available to protect your assets while you’re alive and provide for your loved ones at death. You can’t afford to wait!

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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 and Jeremy Mandel. 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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Hot Home-Based Businesses to Start for Under $1000

Do you want to be your own boss, but not sure what kind of business to start? We'll explore at least 25 profitable home-based businesses that you can start for less than $1,000. For each business, we'll discuss start-up requirements and finding the market niches, as well as providing an action plan. We will also cover why some businesses will fit you better than others. This class can be your key to an exciting and profitable future! The instructor is Steve Veltkamp, of Bizshop. A $5 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class. An optional manual on CD will be available for $35. No discount.

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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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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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Small Business Success Boot Camp

This class will cover all you need to know to start a successful business or make your existing one more profitable. Steve Veltkamp of Bizshop will cover, in plain English, all the initial decisions that need to be made. You will learn about logos and web design, structure and legalities, planning, finances, marketing and so much more. Whether you are an experienced entrepreneur or just getting started, you’ll find this course very useful. It’s like an MBA in one class. A $5 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class. An optional manual on CD will be available for $35. No discount.

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The Fundamentals of Basic Estate Planning

Basic estate planning is one of those essential tasks that get overlooked. During this class, Attorney Whitney 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 with the knowledge of the various Texas laws for probate proceedings and alternatives to probate. It's never too late to get started.

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Web Content Writing: Create a Sideline or a Freelance Career

Looking to make some extra money in your off time? Ready to quit that day job and become your own boss? Learn to write web content and generate income working from home. Web content is only beneficial if it can rank well and bring in traffic. In this class, you'll not only learn how to write for the web, but how to apply SEO best practices to help that content rank in search engines and be found by more people. We will cover how to find clients and make money using your new content creation skills. Instructor Michelle Lowery is a freelance writer and editor.

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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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