Business and Financial Planning

Learn new ways to make and save money or explore the steps you need to secure a comfortable retirement.

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Maximizing Your Social Security Benefit

A few key decisions can make a big difference in the amount of your Social Security benefit. Attend this hands-on workshop and learn strategies to get the most money from Social Security. Learn how to plan for taxes, health care and other costs during retirement, as well as how to wisely grow and protect your retirement income. This session will cover key Social Security benefit choices, such as individual and spousal options, and help you understand simple steps to maximize your benefit. Join us before you make financial decisions that may not be able to be reversed. Course fee includes a $5 materials fee.  This course is taught remotely via Zoom. You will need your Hudson Valley username and password to access the course. 

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Frank Finch, Instructor

Maximizing Your Social Security Benefit
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Monday, 4/19
6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
ZBFP-047 600 9 seats left $19

Notary Public Review Workshop

This workshop prepares you for the New York State Notary Public test and will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the notary public’s role.  Confusing laws, concepts and procedures will be clearly explained and clarified. Examples will be provided to illuminate situations that a notary public office is likely to encounter. Topics include avoiding conflicts of interest, maintaining professional ethics, charging proper fees, handling special situations, when to defer to an attorney, and minimizing legal liability.  This workshop is a must for candidates who want to become fully aware of the authority, duties and responsibilities involved in becoming a notary. All materials will be provided, including website information, booklets and forms. Also featured is an 80-question practice exam that attempts to emulate the actual New York State mandatory exam. Course fee includes a $10 materials fee.  The course will be taught remotely via Zoom. You will need your Hudson Valley username and password to access the course.  

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Victor Bujanow, Instructor

Notary Public Review Workshop
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Tuesday, 4/27
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
ZBFP-015 601 10 seats left $47

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Community and Professional Education

Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 252

Fax: (518) 629-8103

Regular Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(excluding college holidays and vacations)