Finances & Wealth Building


The mission of the CFEE is to offer a comprehensive platform for financial learning in Westchester County, by providing an array of financial education classes and workshops to the campus community and to the public at large. The CFEE seeks to promote economic advancement for our students, faculty, and residents of the community through programs that help to build important skills around money management, financial planning, credit and debt management, budgeting, investing, and other critical topics.

The goal of all our programs is to foster financial empowerment within the greater community by making personal finance education accessible to adults of all ages and giving participants the tools and information needed to better manage their financial lives.
The Center for Financial and Economic Education is generously funded by a grant from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation

Transforming Social Security into a Winning Retirement Strategy
Secure your retirement and learn how to get the most out of your social security benefits. Learn to manage longevity risk and maximize the amount of money you receive throughout retirement. Among the topics included are spousal benefits, the impact of divorce, death, delaying benefits, early retirement, and taxation. You’ll receive Myths and Facts about Social Security and Social Security: What Should You Do at Age 62.
 CE-FIN 2036, 1 Tues., Sept. 30, 6:30-8:30 pm, LIB-G36, $20. J Brenkovich. #83475

Protect Your Largest Investment: A Comprehensive Review of the NY Homeowner Insurance Policy
For most of us our home is the largest investment we’ll ever make. It’s where our children are raised and families are celebrated. We work for many years to pay off our mortgage and make our homes more and more our own. It can also play a huge role in our ability to retire. How much time have you spent reviewing your insurance policies to make sure your home and your future are adequately protected in the event of an unexpected event? Are you prepared to maintain your home in the event of a storm, theft, fire, flood, disability, even death? If you’re not sure, this course is for you. Students are encouraged to bring their insurance policy declarations pages to class.
CE-INS 2026, 1 Mon., Oct. 20, 6:30-8:30 pm, Room TBD, $25. M Spector. #83473

Wall Street 101

An introduction and discussion of basic facts and information regarding mutual funds, stocks and bonds. Learn to analyze future financial information and better understand your financial planning needs.
CE-FIN 2022, 2 Sat., Sept. 20 & 27, 10:00 am-1:00 pm, Room TBD, $65. E Wachsman. #83588

Secrets Wall Street Doesn’t Want You to Know When Investing
It’s time to take charge of your money! Learn how not to get ripped off when buying or leasing cars, buying insurance, investigating long-term care insurance, investing with or without financial planners and when investing in mutual funds on your own. Gain confidence to invest on your own or be able to interview financial planners to find someone to truly work for you.
CE-FIN 2006, 1 Wed., Oct. 1, 6:00-8:00 pm, KNC-4, $25 (+ $20 optional materials fee, payable to instructor). R Nathan. #83468

Finances for Women
Become a smarter investor and gain the confidence to take control of your finances. Hear timely investment ideas for your stock and bond portfolios, mutual funds, maturing CDs, IRA or 401(k), inherited accounts, cash and annuities. Learn to avoid some common investing mistakes. Learn terminology you need to know before investing. If you want to achieve peace of mind and financial security, this course is for you.
CE-FIN 2020, 2 Tues., Oct. 21 & 28, 7:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $40. E Fishman. #83480

The Savvy Consumer

How to Drastically Cut Costs in Difficult Financial Times
Are you trying to cut costs because your retirement or savings plan has lost money? Are you concerned about losing your job? Learn how to save thousands of dollars by investing on your own with no-load mutual funds, the benefits of credit unions, buying used cars, saving when buying a new car, home or life insurance, and how to cut your school and county taxes. Hundreds of money saving websites will be shared.
CE-FIN 2002, 1 Wed., Oct. 1, 6:00-8:00 pm, KNC-3, $25 (+ $20 optional materials fee, payable to instructor). B Nathan. #83467

Get Great Real Estate Deals: Buy or Sell in Difficult Times
Because of the economy, there are some excellent deals in real estate. Learn to buy or sell your home, foreclosure property, land, condo, or vacation home, and how to buy investment properties. Also discover the secrets to negotiating, working with and without realtors, obtaining financing, buying for no money down, renting with options, screening buyers or renters, and short sales and foreclosures.
CE-FIN 2000, 1 Wed., Oct. 1, 8:00-10:00 pm, KNC-4, $40 (+ $20 optional materials fee, payable to instructor). R Nathan. #83469