Montana State University

Joel Schumacher

Montana State University
Extension Economics
P.O. Box 172800
Bozeman, MT 59717-2800

Tel: (406) 994-6637
Fax: (406) 994-4838
E-mail: jschumacher@montana.edu
Location: 210D Linfield Hal


Marsha A. Goetting

Montana State University
Extension Economics
P.O. Box 172800
Bozeman, MT 59717-2800

Tel: (406) 994-5695
Fax: (406) 994-4838
E-mail: goetting@montana.edu
Location: 208C Linfield Hall

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Upcoming Webinars

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All sessions will be held on Wednesday’s from 12:05 to 12:55 (Mountain Time).  The first session will be held on September 24th. 

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Estate Planning

March 4

Common Law Marriages & Estate Planning

Marsha Goetting
Montana State University-Extension

During this session Dr. Marsha Goetting will discuss the elements of a Montana common law marriage from an estate planning perspective.  After the death of one party there may be confrontations between the “surviving spouse” of a perceived common law marriage and the deceased person’s other heirs--children, grandchildren, parents and/or siblings.   Learn how these conflicts could be prevented and how to avoid court costs and attorney fees from a contentious court case to determine the existence of a common law marriage.

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Investments and Investor Awareness

March 25 Financial Fads, Diets, and Short-Term Efforts: Do They Really Help? Have you ever made a financial resolution to save more or spend less only to see your dedication to your goal fall to wayside after a few months?  Have you ever wondered in your several months of dedication really made a difference in your financial future?  This session will take a look at the long term results of a short term efforts.  
April 1 Participant Questions Solid Finances participants have summited lots of great financial questions. While we have dedicated entire sessions to some of these topics, others we haven’t been able to address. This session will provide answers to as many of these questions as possible.  
April 8 Using Financial Apps & Websites

Luke Erickson
University of Idaho-Extension
Personal money management does not need to be tedious, time consuming or boring! Learn how to use convenient and simple mobile apps and websites to effectively manage your personal finances. While financial apps are not guaranteed to make your financial life a cinch, they may offer some convenience and peace of mind. Explore some of these apps yourself while participating in this interactive workshop.

 

April 15

Why Buy Insurance?

Joel Schumacher
Montana State University-Extension

Are you overwhelmed by insurance options?  Insurance products are available for nearly every aspect of your life. You can purchase life insurance, health insurance, auto insurance, mortgage insurance, home insurance, renter insurance and the list goes on and on.  How do you decide which policies you need and how much you need? This session will focus on a framework to evaluate insurance options.  
April 22

Senior Financial Protection Awareness

Lynn Egan
Montana Commissioner of Securities & Insurance Division