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Introduction to QuickBooks Online

$69

with Brenda Dolloff

Calendar Current session started Jan 21, 2021 at 5:30 pm, runs for 7 weeks

QuickBooks is an accounting software that helps small businesses keep records of their transactions--cash sales, sales on account, bills, expenses, and much more. You do not need to be an accountant to use or learn Quickbooks Online; however, a trained accountant is recommended to provide financial advice, help a business maintain well-kept and accurate records, and keep a business current with tax laws. It is not required that students have a subscription to Quickbooks Online. Some students may be considering switching from the desktop version, and others may be just interested in learning about this accounting software because it has been praised as “one of the best full-featured accounting software options around”, according to Intuit. This four-week class is designed to introduce students to the basics of Quickbooks Online. Students will be introduced to the dashboard, navigation bar, settings menu, and global create button. Additionally, students will be shown how to do the following: Create a company, set up a few accounts and create a list of products and services; Add customers and vendors; Create invoices and sales receipts; Enter bills and expenses; Independent practice will be impossible for students who do not have a subscription. However, a part of each hour-long class involves asking students to volunteer to give instructions as to where to go to complete certain tasks to review what they have learned.

Instructor: Brenda Dolloff 
Mondays, 1/21 - 3/4, 5:30 - 7:00 PM 
Location: Online 
Fee: $69

Medicare Basics, What You Need to Know

Free

with John Holland

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 2, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
3 additional sessions through Jun 1, 2021

Do you or a loved one need help understanding your options with Medicare? Did you know there are two ways to get your Medicare: Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage? When should you take Part A, Part B? Do I need a Medigap (supplement) Plan, a Prescription Drug Plan (Part D)? How do Marketplace Plans work with Medicare? Are you already enrolled in Medicare and want to better understand your choices for switching plans and potentially saving money during the Annual Open Enrollment Period beginning in October? If you have answered YES to any of these questions, then this session is for you. Sponsored by the Southern Maine Agency on Aging our highly trained SHIP Counselors offer current, relevant, and unbiased information you can use to make an informed decision about your health insurance.

This one hour course is generously offered free of charge by the Southern Maine Area on Aging, donations to SMAAA are always gratefully accepted.

Instructor: John Holland, Certified SMP/SHIP
Section 1: Tuesday, 2/2, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Section 2: Tuesday, 3/2, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Section 3: Tuesday, 4/6, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Section 4: Tuesday, 5/4, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Section 5: Tuesday, 6/1, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Location: Online via Zoom
Fee: Free 

Estate Planning

$9

with Mark Morrison

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 3, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Join Mark Morrison and Attorney Paul Watson to discuss how planning your estate now puts you in control of your future. This seminar focuses on strategies anyone can use to make sure they leave a lasting and meaningful legacy for the people that they care for the most.

Presenter: Mark Morrison 
Wednesday, 3/3, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Location: Online - Zoom
Fee: $9

Excel - Beginner/Intermediate

$39

with DJ LeVasseur

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 4, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Set yourself apart from the casual Excel user by using cell referencing, multiple sheets, and other immediate formulas to boost your professional skill set. In addition, you will learn to create macros that let you manipulate data with the push of a button. Additionally, we will explore more ways of creating interactive spreadsheets and forms.

Instructor: DJ LeVasseur
Thursdays, 3/4 - 3/25, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: Online
Fee: $39

Budgeting Basics

Free

with Lisa Sweet

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 4, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

In this workshop, you will learn the basic components for building a budget. We will discuss money tracking, goal setting, and how having a sense of your overall financial situation can assist you in the process of building a budget.

Instructor: Lisa Sweet
Thursday, 3/4, 6:30 - 7:30 PM 
Location: Online
Fee: Free

How to navigate Medicare.Gov and the Medicare Plan Finder Websites

Free

with John Holland

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 16, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
3 additional sessions through Jun 15, 2021

Are you someone who is comfortable going online to shop, or bank, or do your own research when making a purchase? Did you know that indications are that many Americans will spend more time researching a product or service than they will understanding their HealthCare Insurance option? If you are new to Medicare or, if you are considering looking for a more effective and appropriate Medicare Plan for yourself or a loved one, this course is for you. In this session you will be introduced to the most used tool on Medicare.Gov, the modernized Medicare Plan Finder. This newly designed and updated online web portal has many of the same features that you’ve used on most of the popular online shopping sites, such as enhanced search criteria, plans by name, plans at the lowest cost, and more. This tool will allow you to view online, in real-time, all the approved Medicare Advantage Plans (MAPs) and all the Prescription Drug Plans (PDPs) that are available to you in your area. This course will focus primarily on navigating the Medicare.Gov website. This session will also show you how to create your own MyMedicare account and will have an in-depth review of the features and functionality of the Medicare Plan Finder. This will allow you to do your own personalized search for plans that best meet your Medicare insurance needs.

This one hour course is generously offered free of charge by the Southern Maine Area on Aging, donations to SMAAA are always gratefully accepted.

Instructor: John Holland, Certified SMP/SHIP
Section 1: Tuesday, 2/16, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Section 2: Tuesday, 3/16, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Section 3: Tuesday, 4/20, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Section 4: Tuesday, 5/18, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Section 5: Tuesday, 6/15, 6:00 - 7:00 PM 
Location: Online via Zoom
Fee: Free

Work for Yourself @50+

Free

with Lisa Sweet

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 18, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 1 week
1 additional session on Apr 15, 2021

This class covers the basics of a business plan, marketing, cash planning and is suitable for those thinking about or in the early start-up phase of a new business. It will help you assess the feasibility, desirability, and viability of your business idea and get you started with your plan.

Instructor: Lisa Sweet
Section 1: Thursday, 3/18, 10:00 - 11:30AM
Section 2: Thursday, 4/15, 6:30 - 8:00PM
Location: Online
Fee: Free

Small Business Retirement Plans

$9

with Mark Morrison

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 24, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

From SIMPLE to sophisticated:  small business retirement plans

Business owners will learn ways to take advantage of asset consolidation; make flexible contributions that may allow tax savings, and compare the features and benefits of SEP, Simple, 401k and individual 401k plans and IRAs.

Presenter: Mark Morrison
Wednesday, 3/24, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Location: Online
Fee: $9





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