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Finance and Economics   

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  • Retirement Wealth Management

  • Registration for this class is closed. This class is in session.
    • Fee: $21.00

    • Dates: 1/12/2022 - 2/2/2022

      Times: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    • Days: W

    • Sessions: 4

    • Building: Central Methodist Church

      Room: Garrett

    • Instructor: Robby Flink

    • In this course, we will discuss dozens of important retirement wealth management ideas. Investment ideas include ways to build low-cost, diversified portfolios that produce income and growth. Tax ideas include ways to reduce taxes on distributions from 401(k)s and IRAs. Risk management ideas include ways to pre-fund long-term care. Estate planning ideas include ways to minimize probate fees and other estate settlement costs. Please note: this class is not designed for beginners.

 

  • The Economic History of Spartanburg

  • Registration for this class is closed. This class is in session.
    • Fee: $21.00

    • Dates: 1/11/2022 - 2/1/2022

      Times: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    • Days: Tu

    • Sessions: 4

    • Building: Central Methodist Church

      Room: Upper Room

    • Instructor: Betsy Teter

    • Over the past 250 years, the inland town of Spartanburg has seen several economies rise and fall, from iron and livestock, to cotton and peaches, to textiles and railroads. Through lecture and discussion, this class will revisit these eras, leading to an in-depth look at the modern economy: diversified manufacturing, warehousing, and nascent white-collar employment. Along the way, we'll meet some of the job creators who fueled these trends.

 

  • Understanding a Corporation's Financial Statements

  • Registration for this class is closed. This class is in session.
    • Fee: $21.00

    • Dates: 1/10/2022 - 1/31/2022

      Times: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    • Days: M

    • Sessions: 4

    • Building: Central Methodist Church

      Room: Upper Room

    • Instructor: William Strickland

    • With PowerPoint slides and the magic of double entry accounting, we will look beyond what a company wants us to think about them through their PR campaigns and discover what they are really all about. Embedded in financial statements are hidden jewels behind the numbers and the footnotes of a major public corporation. At our first class we will choose a corporation to explore behind the public persona. With a few key tools, we will evaluate the financial soundness and future success of the company. The tools you will learn in this class will help you understand almost any company's financial statements.