MSU Extension Offers Free Financial Program

MSU Extension will be holding again the Solid Finances series with topics ranging from identity theft, retirement planning to credit scores, long term care insurance and many more. Solid Finances is a free, webinar-based financial education series.This year, 16 sessions will be offered from September 2013 through April 2014. Not only is this series convenient to participate in, but also effective. Past viewers reported that the webinar-series provided them with knowledge and confidence to tackle things like estate planning and retirement planning.

Anyone interested in participating in the series has the option to

A) Individually register at and view the webinar from their computer, or

B) Come to Richland County Extension (1499 Central Ave, Sidney), and view the webinars in our meeting room on the scheduled day during the noon hour. Please note Extension will not host the first three webinars.

Registration is free. The series will start on Sept 25 and go until April 30th. For any questions call Extension Agent Ludmila at 433-1206 or e-mail [email protected]. The days and topics are as follows:

Sept 25 – Federal Student Loans (Current and/or Potential Borrowers) not hosted at RC Extension

Oct 2 – Federal Student Loans (Repayment Options) not hosted at RC Extension

Oct 9 – Creating a Debt Repayment Plan not hosted at RC Extension

Oct 16 – Credit Scores and Credit Reports

Dec 4 – Retirement Planning (Withdrawal Strategies)

Dec 11 – Retirement Planning for Younger workers

Dec 18 – Retirement Planning for Those Nearing Retirement: What Does Retirement Mean to you?

Jan 29 – 10 Financial Fraud Scams and How to Avoid Them

Feb 5 – Guarding Against Identify Theft

Feb 12 – To be determined

Feb 19 – To be determined

April 2 – Advanced Directives: What are they and Why should you have them?

April 9 – How Title Affects Who Receives your Property Upon Death; with or without will

April 16 – Long-term Care Insurance: Montana Partnership Program

April 23 – To be determined

April 30 - Using Flex Plan and Montana Medical Care Savings


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