America Saves Week Set for Feb. 24-29

Money is a major concern for most people and big stressor for many!  That is why Nancy Reigelsperger, financial educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County (CCE-Steuben) is encouraging people to take part in the many saving strategies and activities that are part of the AMERICA SAVES campaign.  America Saves Week  (February 24 – 29, 2020) is an annual opportunity for individuals to assess their savings and take financial action. Each year, we encourage savers – or potential savers – just like you to set a goal, make a plan, and save automatically.

In conjunction with America Saves Week, CCE-Steuben has organized several FREE events to teach you manage your finances. Plan now to attend several of these sessions led by local experts.

 Lunch & Learn: Investing 101
February 24   12:00-1:00 p.m.
Steuben County Office Building Annex
20 E. Morris St., Bath, NY
Presented by Amy Irvine, CFP® EA, MPAS℠, CCFC, Rooted Planning Group

Have you ever wondered:

What’s the difference between a stock or bond?

How about a mutual fund or an exchange-traded- fund (ETF)

How do you buy, sell, or liquidate them?

Making the Most of Social Security
February 24   6:00-8:00 p.m.
Steuben County Office Building Annex
20 E. Morris St., Bath, NY

presented by H&H Financial Group.

Do you understand the various claiming strategies that could enhance your income?

Whether you’re single, married, divorced, or widowed, there may be ways to maximize

the lifetime Social Security benefits you receive. Join us for an educational workshop

where we will focus on Social Security plus a whole lot more:

How the “do over” and “start, stop, restart” strategies work

How to claim retroactive benefits as a lump sum

Making informed retirement plan distribution decisions

How married couples can help enhance their combined efforts.

What You Need to Know
If Your Loved One Is In A Nursing Home
February 25   6:00-8:00 p.m.
Southeast Steuben County Library
300 Nasser Civic Center Plaza, Corning, NY

This workshop will be presented by Patrick J Roth, Esq.CPA and help you:

Explore options on how to pay for long term care

Learn Medicaid eligibility rules for single individuals and married couples

Discover what the Medicaid Application Process is really like

Find out planning options available to protect your hard earned assets even if you didn’t start five years prior

Lunch & Learn:
12 Days of Financial Planning

February 26   12:00-1:00 p.m.

Steuben County Office
Building Annex
20 E. Morris St., Bath, NY
Presented by Amy Irvine, CFP® EA, MPAS℠, CCFC, Rooted Planning Group
Is financial planning confusing? Don’t know where to start?
Amy will teach you 12 tasks that you can do over the course of the year
Each month you will focus on one financial task that covers the major areas of your financial life.

Save Energy Save Dollars
February 27   2:00-4:00 p.m.

Southeast Steuben County Library
300 Nasser Civic Center Plaza, Corning, NY
Spend a couple hours with Energy Educator Nancy Reigelsperger in our FREE Save Energy Save Dollars class. The best way to save money is to pay less in your energy bills. So we are going to concentrate on reducing those winter energy bills by discussing a few no-cost or low-cost conservation ideas.

Eating Healthy on a Budget
February 28   10:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m.
Southeast Steuben County Library
300 Nasser Civic Center Plaza,
Corning, NY
Our Finance and two Nutrition programs are offering a great new workshop during America Saves Week! During this free workshop we will do a fun hands-on activity to help you plan a healthy grocery trip around MyPlate and stay on budget!

Take home nutrition tips and recipes!
Learn about…
How unit pricing labels can help you save money
Ways to cut back on sugar, sodium, fat by reading labels
How to make healthy choices and stretch your food dollars

Registration is requested for any of the free programs so we can plan for materials. Please call 607-664-2300 to register. For more information visit PutKnowledgeToWork.org.

##

pigsaves - America Saves Week Set for Feb. 24-29