Balance Webinar: Federal vs. Private Student Loans

So you’ve decided to apply for a loan to finance your education—but there are so many different options to consider. How do you choose among federal loans (loans funded by the federal government), private loans (loans taken out from a financial institution), or a combination of both? In this webinar, we’ll review the differences between the options so that you can select the loans that are best suited for your individual circumstances.
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Time: 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (EST)
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Retirement Planning Happy Hour

Retire with confidence. Start early, and find out how to keep your plan on track.

A well-planned retirement increases the likelihood of a comfortable retirement.
During this no-cost seminar, Scott Levin, CFS* licensed financial advisor working with Ardent Investment and Retirement Solutions, discusses possible sources of retirement income, investment risks and rewards, healthcare and long-term care, working risks and rewards, as well as tax implications.
Learn more about:
• Social Security benefits
• Pension plans
• Personal assets
• Retirement disbursements

Wednesday, February 21
Oaks Branch
5:00 p.m. – 6 p.m.  Networking/Reception
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Workshop


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Car buying with confidence

What to know to get your best deal

Learn about:
• Determining budget
• Identifying wants versus needs
• Researching cars and options
• Negotiating dos & don’ts
• Getting pre-approved
• Financing options

The right car and the right financing
During this no-cost seminar, you’ll learn to navigate the twists and turns of the car-buying experience and drive the conversation on your terms…and much more.

Thursday, February 22
7:00-8:30 PM
10100 Jamison Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19116
Room 112 (lower level)


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How many toilets do you really need?

How to find and finance your perfect home

Learn about:
• Pre-approval Process
• Negotiating Tips
• How to shop for the home you want
• Reverse Mortgages
• Negotiating the Contract
• Buyer Agent and Seller Agent
• State of the local housing market
• What to expect after the purchase

The Perfect Loan for the Perfect Home
During this no-cost seminar you’ll enjoy some light snacks as you learn about the whole home buying process, including negotiation tips, smart shopping, what an agent can do for you and much more.

Thursday, March 8
Oaks Branch
5:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.  Networking/Reception
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Workshop


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Beyond the Tap

A beer tasting and learning session led by a local brewer

In this workshop, you will:

  • Enjoy a variety of beers
  • Learn how beer is made, including processes for specific types of beer
  • Uncover the best foods to eat with the specific beers
  • Get answers to any questions about beer and the brewing process

Thursday, March 22
Oaks Branch
5:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.  Networking/Reception
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Workshop

About our speaker:
Mark Sofio is the head brewer at Crowded Castle Brewing Company (CCBC).  He and the other brewers at CCBC began home brewing together back in 2011.  The group then decided to venture into opening up the brewery and taproom in Phoenixville.  Mark, as the lead brewer and primary recipe writer, has brewed roughly 35 different beers since CCBC opened back in May 2016.  Crowded Castle brews a variety of beers, from traditional pilsners to more experimental beers, such as the tangerine porter.  Using only the freshest ingredients and buying local when possible, CCBC takes pride in the quality of their beer. 

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