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Financial education classes kick off new year

A wide variety of MAPE Financial Education Program classes are scheduled. The classes are hosted by Capital Street Financial Services Inc. Classes are intended to help members make wise financial decisions.

Food will be provided at each of the classes below.

The classes:

  • Retirement Basics -- Discusses how you go about establishing a plan for retirement. If your retirement is a destination, your plan is a road map that will get you there. The course will also explain why it is important to start planning now.

    • 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27 -- MAPE office, Shoreview. Enroll now!

    • Noon to 1 p.m. March 7 -- RCTC Rochester. Enroll now!

    • Noon to 1 p.m. March 28 -- 314 10th Ave S., Waite Park. Enroll now!

    • Noon to 1 p.m. April 18 -- 525 Lake Ave., suite 400, Duluth. Enroll now!

  • Estate Planning Basics -- Covers general estate planning concepts and strategies. While there is no such thing as a “one size fits all” estate plan, this overview provides tools for you to evaluate your own estate planning needs.

    • Noon to 1 p.m. March 14 -- Department of Education, Roseville. Enroll now!

    • 5 to 6:30 p.m. March 27 -- Golden Rule Building, St. Paul. Enroll now!

  • Planning for Long Term Care -- Provides an overview of various strategies to protect your assets should you experience a long-term-care event, and discuss how to manage your savings to provide adequate income and cover potential expenses.

    • Noon to 1 p.m. April 11 -- Andersen Building, St. Paul. Enroll now!

    • 5:30 to 7 p.m. April 24 -- MAPE office, Shoreview. Enroll now!

  • Identity Theft -- Discussion on important things to consider as technology continues to play a greater role in our everyday lives, including ways to guard your personal information and protect yourself from the threat of identity theft.

    • Noon to 1 p.m. May 9 -- Department of Education, Roseville. Enroll now!

    • 5-6:30 p.m. May 22 -- Golden Rule Building, St. Paul. Enroll now!

  • Roth IRA Conversions -- Reviews impact future taxes can have on your savings and retirement income, as introduced in previous courses. Explains process of converting qualified assets to Roth to mitigate future tax rates.

    • Noon to 1 p.m. June 7 -- Andersen Building, St. Paul. Enroll now!

    • 5:30 to 7 p.m. June 19 -- MAPE office, Shoreview. Enroll now!