Free Educational Topics in Chicago

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  • A Crisis of Caring

    Renee N. Duba, Founder, Sonder Private Wealth Management

    "There are only four kinds of people in the world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers." - Rosalynn Carter. MORE >

    Caring for elderly family members is oftentimes an all-consuming situation, consuming time, emotion, and money. This lively presentation will provide the audience with knowledge and resources that can help you and yours manage a crisis of caring.
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  • Energy Efficiency, Utility Bills, & Your Home

    Christina Uzzo, Environmental Outreach Coordinator, Citizens Utility Board (CUB)

    Wouldn’t it be great to do your part to save the environment, and save money at the same time? Here in Illinois, it’s possible--thanks to a number of statewide policies that CUB fought long and hard for. In this talk, I’ll give you the lowdown on how you can benefit from cost saving energy efficiency programs. MORE >

    CUB is a non-profit, statewide utility watchdog organization created in 1983 to work for lower gas, electric and telephone rates. CUB has been on your side for 30 years—blocking utility rate hikes, winning consumer refunds and helping to pass important consumer protection laws. Our outreach team has spoken at hundreds of community meetings across Illinois and would love to come to yours!

    Please note that depending on my availability, another one of our trained outreach staff may take my place as speaker at your meeting, but I will confirm when you contact me.

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  • You Just Don’t Understand

    Trisha Svehla, President, Managing the Mosaic

    Trisha explores the unique differences of communication styles between men and women and how to bridge the gap.

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  • The Case for Kindness

    Marie Genevieve Pawlak, Managing Principal , Planning101 Group

    We all know the English proverb
    "You catch more flies with honey than vinegar" but what does it really mean in the world of today? Does it really pay to be kind? How does kindness really help us in today's fast-paced world? This talk will provide insight and humor to what it really means to be kind and how being kind is the secret ingredient to being successful. MORE >

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  • Proactive Planning When Living with a Chronic Medical Condition

    Matthew Margolis, Partner, Margolis Weldon LLC

    Learn about the vast importance of powers of attorney and why they are much more desirable than a guardianship. Understand that powers of attorney from the internet are not the right fit for most people and the advantage of having them drafted by an attorney who understands the needs of disabled individuals. Learn that a will simply isn’t enough. Leave with a better understanding of the differences between revocable and irrevocable trusts and how they differ when it comes to asset protection planning. MORE >

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  • On the Trail of the Ancient Ones

    Terry Poppleton

    Join Terry as he takes you on a journey to another place and another time. The place is the Four Corners region of the U.S. and the time is a thousand years ago. On this journey we will visit such storied places as Chaco Canyon, Mesa Verde, and Hovenweep. Discover how this remarkable culture flourished, changed, and survived in the challenging environment of the American Southwest. MORE >

    During the presentation, he will answer the following questions:

    Who were the Anasazi “Ancient Ones”?
    Why was their culture remarkable?
    How did this culture change?
    Why did they leave the Four Corners area?

    The presentation takes approximately 30-45 minutes. I will need a computer projector and screen.

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  • Goal Actualization

    Marcus Carter, Goal Mentor, MC Enterprises

    This presentation spans the fabric of our most polarizing attitudes on health, family, wealth, career and romance. Learn to identify, compartmentalize and execute personal goals through a hands-on examination of the process of self-fulfillment.

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  • Social Security: What Women Need to Know

    Tom Kedzie, Financial Planner, Lincoln Financial Advisors

    In this presentation you will learn:

    * Approximate Social Security benefits you could receive.
    * What to do if your husband or ex-husband dies.
    * What to do if your marital status changes.
    * How to take advantage of spousal benefits.
    * How to optimize benefits for an extra-long life.

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  • How To Think and Act Decisively!

    Will (William) Ramey, President, ABBA Teaching Institute

    A leader that is respected by his peers demonstrates phenomenal qualities. Normally a leader that garners such attention is respected in and outside of the organization in which they lead. My program will show leaders the various leadership styles available then help them craft an effective leadership style. MORE >

    Participants will learn: the four common leadership styles, surefire solutions to end timid behavior, and several reasons leaders fail at decisiveness.
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  • Get It, Check It, Know Who Has Seen It

    Chris Heuman, Practice Leader, RISC Management and Consulting, LLC

    The Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996 or HIPAA is a federal law that sets rules about who can view and receive your Protected Health Information or PHI. This law gives you rights over your health information and when it can be shared. MORE >

    In addition, HIPAA requires your physicians, pharmacists and other health care providers, and your health plan to explain your rights and how your health information can be used or shared. Most of us believe that our medical and other health information is private and should be protected, and we want to know who has this information.

    You will learn about historical information, important terminology, sharing health information with family members and friends, and understand your health information privacy as a consumer.

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