Events

2020 Courses

Personal Finance: How can I get out of debt and improve my credit score? What kind of savings accounts should I open? How do I even start planning for retirement? Where can I actually find credible information and practical tools to help me online? Thinking about your finances can be overwhelming. Take the first step to taking charge of your personal finances by learning the basics in this 3-hour class, taught in an educational environment where you can ask questions and build more confidence about your own financial future.

Cape Fear Community College – Northeast Library, Oak Room
1241 Military Cutoff Road Room
Tuesdays Jan 14 and Jan 21
2:00 – 3:30 pm
$30
To register please visit https://cfcc-register.fundfive.com/course and search for Personal Finance

Brunswick Community College – Main Campus Room B105
Tuesday, Feb 11 and Thursday, Feb 13
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
$70
Course code: 37378
*To register please visit www.brunswickcc.edu.

Retirement Readiness: This course is designed to help you to confidently envision and plan for your best future, and enter retirement with a greater financial understanding and peace of mind. You will learn strategies to help you design a retirement budget, get your financial house in order, understand retirement and investing accounts and their taxability, and learn how to better set and assess financial goals. Gain confidence in creating your personal retirement timeline, estimating your needs and assessing risks, while discussing a variety or pertinent topics including health insurance, social security, longevity and estate planning. 

Cape Fear Community College – Northeast Library, Oak Room
1241 Military Cutoff Road Room
Tuesdays, Feb 18 – March 10
3:30 – 5:00 pm
$75
To register please visit https://cfcc-register.fundfive.com/course and search for Retirement

Introduction to Investments: Need to save for the future and don’t know where to start? Or just want to brush-up on investment basics? Learn more about investing in a judgment-free, educational environment without the usual sales pitch. Discover everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask about various investment options such as stocks, bonds and mutual funds. Learn more about the risks and rewards of each option, and the process of investing, while you begin to develop your own long-term investment strategy.

Brunswick Community College – Main Campus Room B205
Tuesday, March 3 and Thursday, March 5
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
$70
Course code: 37379
*To register please visit www.brunswickcc.edu.

Cape Fear Community College – Main Campus Room U-251
Tues, March 24 and Wed, March 25
6:00 – 8:00 pm
$40
To register please visit https://cfcc-register.fundfive.com/course and search for Investments

Suddenly Single: Do you feel nervous about managing your personal finances on your own? This course is for those who are inexperienced (or have not had success) with managing money and must learn the basics on their own. You will learn what and how to get your finances in order, assess your situation, and an overview of basic instruments and principles of investing.

Brunswick Community College – Main Campus Room 206
Wed, March 4
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
FREE
Course code: 37354
*To register please visit www.brunswickcc.edu.

Personal Finance for the Suddenly Single: When a marriage ends, your title changes to widow/er or divorcee/ex-spouse and numerous roles in your life changed too. When you find yourself facing either the death of your spouse or a divorce, it can be tough to not feel pressured while making financial changes giving your new life circumstances. It may take months to feel settled into your new role as a single adult, and the stress may also impact your good decision making ability. Whether you were the financial manager in your household or not, it may be a good time to focus on and learn sound structure of the core personal financial management principles. This course is for those who must learn the basics on their own, it further explores assessing your assets to make larger decisions and contemplating changes for when the time is right. In this course you will learn what and how to get your finances in order, assess your situation, and get an overview of basic instruments and principles of investing.

Cape Fear Community College – Main Campus Room U-251
Tues, April 7 and Wed, April 8
6:00 – 7:30 pm
$30
To register please visit https://cfcc-register.fundfive.com/course and search for Single

 

*Registering for courses at Brunswick Community College?*
1. Visit www.brunswickcc.edu
2. Click on the Find a Program tab.
3. Click Register and Pay for Continuing Education Classes.
4. Click Submit for a complete listing of available Continuing Education courses. (Kopka Financial Courses are located under Community Services)
5. Select the class(es) you are registering for and click Submit.
6. Complete the Personal Identification form and click Submit.
7. Follow prompts to complete registration and pay.