Business and Financial Planning

Learn new ways to make and save money or explore the steps you need to secure a comfortable retirement.

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Courses

How to Make Extra Cash Pet Sitting

Do you love animals, especially dogs? Learn how to make extra money after school or work by watching dogs or other pets in the pet’s home. You will learn about feeding, watering, and exercising pets; how to make a good impression; what questions to ask when interviewing for a pet sitting job; and what to do when a dog has behavioral issues. You will also discover other services you can offer to make more money, such as dog walking, grooming, puppy training, and more. Informative handouts for future use are included in the class fee. This class is taught by a seasoned professional pet sitter and a longtime entrepreneur. The webinar login information will be emailed the day before class. Students that need to withdraw from the class must do so five business days prior to the start of class for a refund. This course is taught remotely via Zoom.

LeeAnne Krusemark, Instructor

How to Make Extra Cash Pet Sitting
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Friday, 7/12
7:00 pm - 8:55 pm
ZBFP-081 700 20 seats left $49

Medicare 101

The instructor will provide step-by-step instructions on everything everyone needs to know about Medicare. The instructor will advise all that needs to be done (and everything that doesn’t), as well as go over the A/B/C/Ds of Medicare and educate the student so no one will ever have to worry about penalties                                  

Course will be held in Daycare Center , Room B06

Candy Marero, Instructor

Medicare 101
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Wednesday, 6/12
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
ZBFP-080 700 5 seats left $12

NYS Notary Public Law Refresher Course

This course reviews and updates the current New York notary laws. The current 22-page New York Notary Law Booklet will be reviewed and highlighted with the new electronic notarization information and notary journal recordkeeping protocols. This presentation is a must for every commissioned New York notary to properly execute their authority, duties and responsibilities. Examples using real-life scenarios will explain situations that a notary public officer is likely to encounter. Topics include an overview on how to avoid conflicts of interest, legal ethics, allowable fees, and addressing special situations. All materials will be provided, including a website link to the NYS Department of State licensing information and a 46-page Notary Review Guidebook with current glossary terms. Course fee includes a $18 materials fee.

Course will be held in DCC, Room B06

Victor Bujanow, Instructor

NYS Notary Public Law Refresher Course
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Tuesday, 6/11
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
ZBFP-082 700 19 seats left $57

NYS Notary Signing Agent

If you are currently a New York State notary public and always wanted to explore earning additional income with your current notary commission, this seminar is for you !After completing this basic introductory course, you will have the opportunity to work on a freelance basis in your own independent business by working with mortgage, title and signing companies who will hire you on a per-job assignment, where you may earn from $75 to $150 or more for notarizing and presenting mortgage loan documents. All materials are included in this course, which features a step-by-step guide book, sample loan documents, 20-page mortgage glossary and a YouTube mock loan signing. Course fee includes a $18 materials fee.

Course will be held in DCC, Room B06

Victor Bujanow, Instructor

NYS Notary Signing Agent
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Thursday, 6/20
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
ZBFP-078 700 20 seats left $57

Notary Public Review Workshop

This workshop prepares you for the New York State notary public test and will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the notary public’s role. Confusing laws, concepts and procedures will be clearly explained and clarified. Examples will be provided to illuminate situations that a notary public is likely to encounter. Topics include avoiding conflicts of interest, maintaining professional ethics, charging proper fees, handling special situations, when to defer to an attorney, and minimizing legal liability. This workshop is a must for candidates who want to become fully aware of the authority, duties and responsibilities involved in becoming a notary. All materials will be provided, including website information, booklets and forms. Also featured is an 80-question practice exam that attempts to emulate the actual New York State mandatory exam. Course fee includes a $18 materials fee.

Course will be held in DCC, Room B06

Victor Bujanow, Instructor

Notary Public Review Workshop
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Tuesday, 6/4
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
ZBFP-015 700 13 seats left $57

Save Money with Extreme Couponing

Learn how to save money every day with extreme couponing. Coupons are not just for groceries. The savings can add up to hundreds or even thousands of dollars every year. This comprehensive workshop will teach you where to find all different types of coupons, even for high-ticket items; how to find the best coupon apps and websites; how to match coupons with sales for maximum savings; and how to find other people to trade coupons and merchandise with. This workshop is taught by someone who has used many couponing secrets to save thousands. The webinar login information will be emailed the day before class. Students that need to withdraw from the class must do so five business days prior to the start of class for a refund. This course is taught remotely via Zoom.

LeeAnne Krusemark, Instructor 

Save Money with Extreme Couponing
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Friday, 7/12
6:00 pm - 6:55 pm
ZBFP-147 700 19 seats left $29

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Fax: (518) 629-8103

Regular Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Summer 2024 Hours (May 20 - July 26): Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Friday, Closed
(excluding college holidays and vacations)