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  • December 2, 2020
    Postponed to February 3rd

     

    Tips for Good Credit Management
    Presenter:  Carrie Johnson, North Dakota State University Extension
    Credit is a tool many adults use to purchase things they want and need. It is important for consumers to understand that there are different types of credit, how to make an informed decision about which credit is used, and that there is a cost to using credit. This session is an overview of these things as well as credit management tips.

 

  • December 9, 2020
    Helping Your Kids Learn About Money
    Presenter:  Carrie Johnson, North Dakota State University Extension

    As parents, we know the importance of teaching our children about money and how to manage it. Sometimes it is difficult to know what should be taught to them at which stage in their young lives. This session will teach parents what knowledge children should have about money, give tips on how to teach those concepts, and provide examples of ways to give your children real world experiences at each stage.

  • December 16, 2020
    Tax Law Changes from the Stimulus Package
    Presenter:  Joel Schumacher, Montana State University Extension 

    The stimulus laws that were passed included changes to current tax laws and government programs as well as creating some new programs and tax policies.  This session will highlight some of the tax law changes that impact individuals for the 2020 tax filing season.

  • January 13, 2021
    Medicare
    Presenter:  Carrie Johnson, North Dakota State University Extension

    Medicare is a government health insurance program that covers people over the age of 65. All of the information and details related to Medicare can get overwhelming to individuals when it comes time to sign up. This session will help participants understand Medicare terms, understand what Medicare covers and costs, and present options for those who decide to work past the age of 65 and those who retire before the age of 65.


  • January 20, 2021
    Student Loan Debt
    Presenter:  Carrie Johnson, North Dakota State University Extension

    Over the past several years, student loan debt has increased exponentially in this country. Minimizing the amount of student loans taken by college students can have a significant positive impact on their young adult lives. This session will present current student loan borrowing habits of students and provide tips on minimizing loans while in school.


  • January 27, 2021
    Student Loans and the Pandemic
    Presenter:  Carrie Johnson, North Dakota State University Extension

    There have been some changes related to student loan repayment during the pandemic to provide relief to borrowers. This session will provide an overview of changes related to student loans in the CARES Act and Presidential Executive Order.

  • February 3, 2021
    Tips for Good Credit Management
    Presenter:  Carrie Johnson, North Dakota State University Extension
    Credit is a tool many adults use to purchase things they want and need. It is important for consumers to understand that there are different types of credit, how to make an informed decision about which credit is used, and that there is a cost to using credit. This session is an overview of these things as well as credit management tips.

  • February 17, 2021
    Setting Good Investment Goals

    Presenter:  Joel Schumacher, Montana State University Extension

    Setting investment goals is an important part of your financial plan. It probably isn’t something most people get very excited about.  A good plan can make the process of selecting investments easier and less stressful.  This session will discuss how to set good goals and how to create a plan to review your goals.

  • February 24, 2021

    Accessing your Retirement Funds Early: Pros and Cons
    Presenter:  Joel Schumacher, Montana State University Extension
    Saving for retirement is often one of the larger financial assets that Americans own.  However, sometimes life events happen before your planned retirement date that make a withdrawing from your retirement account early tempting.  Is this a good idea?  This session will explore some of the possible advantages and disadvantages of accessing your retirement funds early.

  • March 3, 2021

    Preparing to Meet with an Investment Advisor
    Presenter:  Joel Schumacher, Montana State University Extension
    Scheduling periodic meetings with your investment advisor can be an important aspect of achieving your financial goals.  Many people put these meetings off, don’t schedule them at all or don’t prepare for the meeting in advance.  A little bit of preparation can help your investment advisor create a plan that will help you achieve your goals.  This session will provide an overview of what you need to do to take with your investment advisor.