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The Basics of Bookkeeping


with Sharon deFonteny

Calendar Current session started Mar 1, 2021 , runs for 4 weeks
1 additional session on May 3, 2021

How do you keep track of the day-to-day financial transactions of a business? Whether you are looking to advance in your career, or you’re an entrepreneur, (or maybe you are a part of a family business), this course will help you if you are looking to understand the numbers. The Basics of Bookkeeping course will help you understand, and know how to record, every penny that comes into your business and every penny that goes out of your business. What are debits and credits? What do the numbers mean? How do I label accounts? Even if you outsource your bookkeeping needs, you should still have a basic understand of what happens with the money earned and the money spent. The Basics of Bookkeeping will show you how to keep track of the numbers and why!

Nice Girls Finish Rich! A Financial Literacy Seminar for Women


with Donna Accettullo, M.Ed.

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 9, 2021 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.

My Dying "To Do" List


with Jill Braceland

Calendar Next session starts Apr 14, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Do you know how much paperwork is involved in organizing your estate? This quick overview deals with matters involving Family, Finances, Furniture, and Funeral. You will leave with a list of resources. This is an informaitonal seminar only. Students need to be 18 or older.

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Estate Planning


with Kathryn Bedell, Esq.

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 28, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This class will cover the basics of estate planning. Topics will include: Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Health Care Directives.

Instructor: Kathryn Bedell, Esq. Kathryn is a law partner at Ballou & Bedell in York and has been practicing for 30 years. Her practice focuses on estate planning, asset preservation, and probate matters.

The A, B, C and Ds of Medicare


with Barbara Hopkins

Calendar Next session starts Apr 28, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week
1 additional session on May 12, 2021
Does the A, B, C and D “Alphabet Soup” of Medicare feel overwhelming? Medicare, begun in 1965, is the US health plan available to qualified people aged 65 and older, as well as some disabled people below age 65. This overview reviews the way Medicare covers inpatient, outpatient and prescription drug costs, explains enrollment periods and reviews the types of products designed to partner with Medicare, including supplement plans, Medicare Advantage plans and prescription drug plans. This seminar will be informative for current beneficiaries, people beginning Medicare, and the adult, children, or loved ones of Medicare beneficiaries. Students need to be 18 or older.

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