Get Smart About Your Money

 

Workshop Schedule

All Workshops are held in the Beacon Hall Events Center, BH 214 (except 12:30 on 4/9 will meet in LH-A101). Parking in the HCC garage is free. Workshops are FREE but registration is requested.

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• Get Smart About Your Money: Banking Basics (Register...)

September 25, 2013, 12:30 pm and 6:30 pm
Presenter: Deborah Buckley

The presenter will discuss new banking rules; availability of funds from deposited checks; FDIC coverage; overdraft rules for Debit and ATM cards; gift cards; credit cards and much more.

• How To Pay For College and Maintain Your Financial Aid (Register...)

October 9, 2013, 12:30 pm and 6:30 pm
Presenter: Holly Franquet

This workshop will explain the four types of financial aid grants, scholarships, work study, and loans and examples will be given for each. It will also introduce the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and give examples of financial aid packages. It will explain satisfactory academic progress and how to avoid financial aid termination.

• Introduction To Credit (Register...)

October 23, 2013, 12:30 pm and 6:30 pm
Presenter: Sheryle McMillan

This workshop will introduce participants to different types of credit: credit cards, personal loans, and mortgages and help participants to understand the advantages and disadvantages of credit. An exercise will be performed for participants to discover what their credit scores are and why they are important.

• How To Avoid Investment, Banking, and Credit Fraud (Register...)

November 13, 2013, 12:30 pm and 6:30 pm
Presenter: Michael Buchas

Participants will learn how to avoid investment fraud and scams, and find out whom to contact if you become a victim. In addition, they will learn how to monitor their credit report for fraudulent activity.

• Leaving the Nest: What's Next? (Register...)

March 26, 2014, 12:30 pm and 6:30 pm
Presenter: Mary Ann Vlahac

This workshop will help participants learn about financial matters; how to set up a working household budget; balance wants vs. needs; and pick up tricks on how to save money.

• When Ends Do Not Meet: Managing Your Money On a Shoestring Budget (Register...)

April 9, 2014, 12:30 pm (LH-A101) and 6:30 pm (BH-214)
Presenter: Shelley Strohm

This workshop will teach participants creative ways on how to stay financially secured in this economy.

• Money Matters: Investment Resources at the Library (Register...)

April 23, 2014, 12:30 pm and 6:30 pm
Presenter: Peter Everett

Participants will learn what personal finance resources are available in the College Library. They will learn to access print and media library resources, effectively use the databases to find information, and discover what resources exist in the community and on the web.

• Introduction to Investing (Register...)

May 7, 2014, 12:30 pm and 6:30 pm
Presenter: CT Money School

This workshop will help participants learn about investment products and discover what they should expect from an advisor or brokerage firm.