Statement From Cornell Cooperative Extension

April 8, 2020

Statement From Cornell Cooperative Extension:

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County has compiled a number of resources to help you manage your finances during this difficult time. Please visit http://putknowledgetowork.org/finance for resources that we are continually adding. It includes videos on dealing with scams, the stimulus pay, what to do if you have lost your job, and how this can affect your credit score.

CCE-Steuben is also offering several financial classes that we have set up online during the month of April. The classes include:

• The Great Debate: Wills versus Trusts
Estate planning today is more complicated than it has ever been. Often, mistakes in a plan are not discovered until someone has passed on. Unfortunately, then it is too late. Join us for an informational look at planning with Revocable Living Trusts in a free workshop called Wills versus Trusts on Tuesday, April 14 at 6:00 p.m.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County again partners with Patrick Roth, Elder Law Attorney, CPA from Corning, to lead this workshop. He will present such information as:
• How can a Revocable Living Trust based estate plan help protect you and secure your family’s future?
• Do you know the unknown truths about planning with a Revocable Living Trust?
• Discover the 16 situations in which a Trust can have legal advantages over a Will.
• A Conversation Around Clutter
For those of you attended our first Speaker Series in February, you will remember Lisa Zawrotny, founder of Positively Productive Systems. Lisa will share the powerful healing of simplifying, self-care and structure on Wednesday, April 15 at 7:00 p.m.

Studies show a direct link between clutter and stress, a connection you’ve likely experienced in some way. If you’ve tried to declutter, but it didn’t last, the reason might surprise you. Clutter isn’t always what you think it is and how you deal with it depends on more than “getting rid of”‘ things. What if you had a simple way to declutter that lasts? Join Lisa Zawrotny, Productivity Coach & Professional Organizer, to learn how it’s all connected and the clutter-reducing techniques for your home, head, and heart that will help you reduce stress and increase productivity.

• Don’t Let Your Estate Plan Sink!
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County is offering another financial workshop entitled Don’t Let Your Estate Plan Sink to be held Thursday, April 23 at 1:00 p.m. The FREE Workshop will be led by Patrick J. Roth, Esq. CPA. He will help you see if your plan covers contingencies you haven’t thought of or that may not have happened yet.
• Discover why having a will is not enough
• Uncover the hidden dangers of having a deed with a life use
• Find out why thinking “all attorneys (or the forms they use) are the same” could lead to disaster
• Learn why estate planning is not a do-it-yourself project
• Creating a Vision Board – Parts 1 & 2
Learn the fun of crafting with a focus on your future. This two part workshop will take place April 23 and April 30.
It’s a new season and a time for goals and planning. It’s a chance to dream and to discuss with each other what we’re hoping for and how our lives are different. We’ll show you a better way to achieve your goals through the proven technique of visualization (just like Olympic athletes)! The session will be facilitated by Lisa Zawrotny, of Positively Productive Systems, LLC. Lisa is a productivity and organizing coach certified in time and stress management, and life coaching.

• Part One will be on Thursday, April 23 at 7:00 p.m.
• Part Two will be on Thursday, April 30 at 7:00 p.m.
All of the above classes require pre -registration and the link(s) for the webinars will be emailed. Please register at http://putknowledgetowork.org/finance.

COVI D-19 response:
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https://instituteforfoodsafety.cornell.edu/coronavirus-covid-19/
Employment & Agricultural Workforce Questions:
http://agworkforce.cals.cornell.edu/
Cornell Small Farms Resiliency Resources:
https://smallfarms.cornell.edu/resources/farm-resilience/
Financial & Mental Health Resources for Farmers:
https://www.nyfarmnet.org/

Carla Dawejko