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You've likely heard of extreme couponing, but without access to double coupon opportunities, the average Iowan isn't going to be able to replicate extreme shopping trips, netting hundreds of dollars of merchandise for mere pennies. But that doesn't mean we can't save money on our health and beauty products and groceries. Mary Potter Kenyon lived and breathed a couponing lifestyle for over 30 years. She was lauded as a Coupon Queen in a weekly column in a Dubuque newspaper for three years, featured in a couponing documentary, and is the author of "Coupon Crazy: The Science, the Savings, and the Stories Behind America's Extreme Obsession." Attendees will be entertained and educated in this fun two-hour workshop. Learn which products never to pay full price for, strategies for reading ads and combining sales with coupons, and ways to save money on your grocery bill. Book is included.    

Start date: 09/19/17

End date: 09/19/17

Tuition $25.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  129



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Investing when you are 60 is much different than when you were 30 years old. Your life has changed and your goals are different. The kids are gone - or maybe they aren’t. Perhaps you are divorced or widowed. Maybe you started your own successful business or have been blessed with a financial windfall. Or perhaps you suffered a health tragedy and are in severe debt. It’s just as important to continue to invest in your financial future, and even more critical to preserve what you have earned. At this point in life, you don’t have the time to make-up for financial mistakes and gamble on risky investments. Let Mitchell Roose, former financial analyst and economic forecaster, help you get the facts straight without any sales pressure. He’ll explain the difference between investments options like stocks, bonds, mutual funds, Traditional and Roth IRAs, 401Ks, plus who can benefit from those types of investments, along with retirement planning, income taxes, life insurance and long term care insurance.

Start date: 11/27/17

End date: 12/11/17

Tuition $79.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  111



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Interested in purchasing a small investment property? Gain the confidence to do so by learning real estate strategies and techniques from a professional. Through actual on site visits to properties, you will learn how to evaluate rental incomes. Learn real estate terminology, such as the time value of money and appraisal approaches to market value. Find out how to calculate property value, measure investment performance, identify and manage risk, and finance real estate. Excel based templates will be provided to help you calculate cash flow, net operating income, mortgage payments and amortization schedules, and create an income statement. Instructor is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) who has achieved a Gold Achievement award in his field.  

Start date: 09/07/17

End date: 10/26/17

Tuition $99.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  146



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Discover your rights as a tenant under the Iowa Code. Topics covered will include security deposits, rent increases, repairs and maintenance, your responsibilities when you move out, and the process of evictions. Presenter, Michelle Jungers, is the Managing Attorney for the Waterloo Regional Office of Iowa Legal Aide.

Start date: 10/16/17

End date: 10/16/17

Tuition $29.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  111 / 113



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Learn the elements of simple will drafting. This class involves discussion on some of the distributions and power in a will, what types of property the will can and cannot deal with, and some of the common pitfalls when drafting wills.  Specific wording and materials will be distributed that will provide individuals with the tools and skills needed to draft their own simple will after class. Presenter, Michelle Jungers, is the Managing Attorney for the Waterloo Regional Office of Iowa Legal Aide.

Start date: 09/21/17

End date: 09/21/17

Tuition $29.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  111 / 113



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Gain a better understanding of the legal processes involved in filing a small claim, settlement, preparing for trial, and appealing. Learn about the kinds of claims that can be filed in small claims court, the time limits that apply, and the alternatives to suing. Presenter, Michelle Jungers, is the Managing Attorney for the Waterloo Regional Office of Iowa Legal Aide.

Start date: 11/16/17

End date: 11/16/17

Tuition $29.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  111 / 113



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Do you want to achieve financial independence and true freedom to indulge in whatever makes you happy? Do you want to live life to the fullest, while only working when you want to? Imagine how great it would be to spend all of your time doing the things that matter most to you, all the while knowing you are financially secure. Imagine a life filled with enjoyment, leisure, and satisfaction. Envision your future free from the typical 9 to 5 grind. This course will show you how. The course will also help you avoid being one of the many American''s who struggle financially. Did you know 56% of American''s retire with less than $10,000 and that many people, even rich people, live paycheck to paycheck? It does take planning but it is attainable and the sooner you begin, the better off you will be! I know investing can be intimidating – especially if you have never done it before or know what to do. No one is born knowing how to be smart with money, and most people are not taught this at home or at school. But it is not that complicated and this course will show you how to budget, plan, and invest for a comfortable, successful retirement and future. This course covers tools that will help you set yourself up for financial success. If you follow the simple, easy to follow principles explained in this course, you will achieve success.

Start date: 09/05/17

End date: 09/29/17

Tuition $195.00

Location : Online



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