32 Finance • Technology Finance • Technology Corporations and LLCs Are you currently running your own business or starting to think about it?  Have you thought about the risk?  You might benefit from incorporating or becoming a limited liability company (LLC). Small or big, a corporation or LLC can provide plenty of protection, peace of mind, and other benefits. This seminar will help you decide whether Corporation or LLC is right for you. Learn about the advantages of forming a corporation or a limited liability company (LLC) and how to decide between them. Explore protecting your personal and business assets and how each entity is taxed. Wednesday • 6:30 - 9:30pm • Oct. 17 • $55 BF04-F18 Instructions: Pamela Sager How to Get Debt Free! If you have debt payments of any kind you should attend.  Eliminate credit cards in 1 to 4 years and your 30 year mortgage in only another 3 to 6.  Learn a simple guaranteed system to eliminate all debt with your current income.  Bring a list of debts along with minimum monthly payments and a calculator - you will develop your own debt elimination plan that you can implement immediately into your life style. Credit Report issues including easy methods to monitor, avoid identification theft and improve your credit scores are also covered. Reduce your stress and become debt free! An optional text is available in class for $49.     Monday • 6:30 - 9:30pm • Sept. 24 • $55 BF15-F18 Instructions: Tim Schnelle How to Start a NonProfit Corporation Are you thinking of starting a nonprofit but do not know how to go about doing it? Do you have an idea for a nonprofit and would like to know how to bring your dream to reality? You will learn the basic steps involved in setting up a nonprofit, ranging from fundamental research to writing of business plan to federal and state registration. Whether you are planning to actually start a nonprofit or simply interested in learning about the process, you will enjoy this interactive night.   Wednesday • 6:30 - 9pm • Oct. 17 • $55 BF02-F18 Instructor: Segun Ige Introduction to Investing Are you overwhelmed or confused by the volume of financial information you are bombarded with daily (“Dow up 200 points yesterday! Dow down 400 points today!! etc.”)?  Are you new to investing and would like to learn simple techniques for investing effectively? Then this class is for you. We will review different financial instruments (stocks, bonds, mutual funds, index funds, money market funds, CDs, etc.) in a language that ordinary people can understand. Whether your time frame is one-to-two years, five years or retirement, this is your class. This is not a “get rich quick” course, rather basic principles laid out for those who are interested in mid- to long-range investment. Wednesday • 6:30 - 9pm • Sept. 26 • $55 BF03-F18 Instructor: Segun Ige Unconventional Investing Most of us are not taught finance or investment strategies in school or the workplace. Financial education is provided to those who proactively seek it. The goal of this class is to educate and stimulate thought and/ or discussion. What you will find presented are investment ideas and strategies that are rarely discussed by the financial media or large financial firms. Learn how to better manage your 401k or other work-based retirement accounts and how many mutual funds are inherently flawed and the next evolution of fund investing. Explore how to build a more diversified portfolio and better tailor it to your risk tolerance as well as strategies that will better serve you in the next bear market. Learn how conventional portfolios may struggle in the next decade, especially considering some very specific and unique current events. Wednesday • 6:30 - 9pm • Sept. 19 • $55 BF17-F18 Instructor: Timothy Higgins