Retirement Ready? April 14, 21, & 28

Thursday, April 14 2011 at 6:00 PM

Location: Meriwether Lewis Hall, Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston ID

If you’re mid-life and haven’t started planning your retirement, now’s the time! Retirement Ready?, a UI Extension course that’s about money and more than money, will be offered in partnership with the Lewiston Library on three consecutive Thursday evenings, 6:00-8:30 PM at Meriwether Lewis Hall on the Lewis-Clark State College campus, starting April 14.

• April 14 — It’s More Than Money: Add Life to Your Years and Engagement with Life. Instructors: Marilyn Bischoff and Marsha Lockard

Content: Determining life expectancy; Nutrition for older adults; Physical activity-importance and type; Maintaining mental acuity. Time use during retirement; Importance of social networks, productive activities, creativity and play, lifelong learning; Setting retirement goals.

• April 21 — Crunching the Numbers & Social Security & Medicare. Instructors: Beverly Healy and Lewiston SSA representative

Content: Income and savings needed for retirement; Determining your retirement resources; Late-saver strategies; "Stepping down" expectations; Understanding Social Security and Medicare benefits.

• April 28 — Taking (Some of) the Mystery Out of Investing & Selecting a Financial Advisor. Instructors: Lyle Hansen and Luke Erickson

Content: Risk tolerance; Types of investing accounts; Dollar-cost averaging; Annuities; Defining your financial advisor needs; Types of advisors; Advisor regulators; Shopping for an advisor.

Seminars provide lots of helpful information and handout materials, and are offered at no charge, courtesy of grant funding. Registration is required by April 8. To register, go to http://www.cityoflewiston.org/index.aspx?nid=91, or call Randy Smith, Lewiston Library, (208) 743-6519, extension 104.

For more information, contact Marilyn Bischoff, Extension Family Economics Specialist, mbischof@uidaho.edu or (208) 364-9910.