February is Financial Freedom month at First Baptist Carrollton and Church at the Fields!! We have planned four fact-filled workshops for those who are striving to attain financial freedom in their lives. Attend one – or all – of these FREE workshops that will help you plan for today and for the future! 

Understanding My Senior Living Options  
Wednesday, February 6 • 6:30-7:30 pm
Cannon Room  •  Josey Campus

Senior Living specialist Paul Markowitz will provide a high-level overview of the different senior living options available today, along with the top 10 questions families must ask as they make these decisions. This workshop will provide helpful information to individuals and families who are facing the stressful situation of finding the appropriate long-term senior living option for themselves or their loved ones. 

Tax Reform and Its Impact on You  
Thursday, February 7 • 6:30-7:30 pm
Connect Room  •  Church at The Fields

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 ushered in many changes. In an effort to “simplify” the tax code, the legislation offers a mixed bag of plus and minuses. Confusion can create frustration and anxiety! As with any simplification process, a lot depends on where you stand and where you plan to be in the future.  

While a tax return is a review of what has already taken place, there are still things that could impact the outcome. Timing is critical. Be aware of options; be careful not to overlook the nuances of the new law.  

Join us to go over some of the changes and learn strategies for the future. Whether you rely on a professional or are a “Do It Your Selfer,” education is essential to proper tax planning. Make the most of your options!

Long-Term Healthcare: Who Needs It and How to Get It 
Wednesday, February 13 • 6:30-7:30 pm
Cannon Room  •  Josey campus

If you end up being one of the many Americans who will need long-term care (LTC) in the future, this educational workshop is for you! Today, many older Americans worry they’ll one day become a financial or emotional burden to the people they love most. Cole VanAssche, Senior Associate with New York Life, will help explain various ways to protect yourself from financial and emotional stress when someone you love needs long-term care services.

Paying for College: Understanding Student Financial Aid and Scholarships  
Thursday, February 21 • 6:30-7:30 pm
Connect Room  •  Church at The Fields

A staff member of the Division of Enrollment for University of North Texas will share advice and tips for navigating financial aid and scholarships to pay for college. Learn strategies for talking with your students about financial expectations for college, applying for financial aid and scholarships, and knowing what resources are available.