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Iowa Western Community College

Family Living

Money-Saving Series

These four classes will help you manage your household budget like a pro. Nicole McDonald of www.momsavesmoney.net was trained by the US Navy as a financial counselor for service members and shares her knowledge with you. The series includes:
Budgeting 101: Tuesday, March 6
Couponing: Tuesday, March 27
Freebie Frenzy: Tuesday, April 3
Meal Planning: Tuesday, April 24
Classes are $24 each or $76 for the series of four.  Classes meet from 6pm-8pm at the Council Bluffs Campus.

Blogging Series

These two classes will help you learn to blog as well as transform a blog into a business and start earning money. Nicole McDonald, a full-time blogger with more than eight years of experience, will discuss the basics of blogging for beginners and blog monetization strategies. The series includes:
Blogging for Beginners: Monday, April 16
Blogging for Profit: Monday, April 23
Classes are $34 each or $58 for the series of two.  Classes meet from 6pm-9pm at the Council Bluffs Campus.

 

Blogging for Beginners

Are you considering starting a blog or are you a new blogger? Nicole McDonald, a full-time blogger, will discuss the basics. Topics will include determining if blogging is right for you, selecting a niche topic, choosing a blog platform and domain name. Walk through the basic steps of creating a new blog and posting valuable content that will attract new readers. Discover which tools are essential for every blogger. Classes are $34 each or $58 for the series of two. Fee $34

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
FAMLI 99*04 - CS18 Council Bluffs Campus M 04/16/2018 6:00-9:00PM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3361

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Blogging for Profit

Are you a blogger? Are you ready to transform your blog into a business and start earning money? Instructor Nicole McDonald, a full-time blogger with more than eight years of experience, will share blog monetization strategies. Discover how to monetize your blog using affiliates, selling ad space, creating products, joining ad networks and securing sponsored posts. Learn how to create content that keeps readers coming back for more, and start making money. Classes are $34 each or $58 for the series of two. Fee $34

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
FAMLI 99*05 - CS18 Council Bluffs Campus M 04/23/2018 6:00-9:00PM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3361

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Budgeting 101

Do you want to learn how to create a budget that actually works? This is a basic budgeting class that will help you set up a plan for your money and get you on track with spending. There are ideas to increase income and decrease spending, as well as simple resources you can use to plan a budget. The instructor, Nicole McDonald, of www.momsavesmoney.net was trained by the US Navy as a financial counselor for service members and shares her knowledge of basic budgeting with you! Classes are $24 each or $76 for the series of four. Fee $24

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
FAMLI 99*01 - CS18 Council Bluffs Campus T 03/06/2018 6:00-8:00PM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3361

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Couponing

Join us for a class all about coupons and finding the best deals for beginners and experienced coupon users. Some topics that will be discussed include: how to shop for FREE using coupons, getting organized, maximizing savings at the grocery store, figuring out the drug store game and scoring lots of freebies, coupon anatomy & common coupon abbreviations, stacking coupons, price matching and double coupon events, as well as where to find the best coupons! Class taught by Nicole McDonald of momsavesmoney.net! Classes are $24 each or $76 for the series of four. Fee $24

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
FAMLI 99*02 - CS18 Council Bluffs Campus T 03/27/2018 6:00-8:00PM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3361

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Freebie Frenzy

Learn how to easily score absolutely FREE food, gift cards, new products, clothes, electronics, books, toys and much more! No gimmicks, no scams. 100% legitimate freebies. Also, you will learn what 'free offers' to avoid. You will be shocked when you see all that the instructor, Nicole McDonald, has earned for FREE (iPad, Wii, Flip cameras, a Kindle Fire, $500 gift card, books, Amazon gift cards and more) with very little effort and how easily you can do it too! Classes are $24 each or $76 for the series of four. Fee $24

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
FAMLI 99*03 - CS18 Council Bluffs Campus T 04/03/2018 6:00-8:00PM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3361

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Meal Planning

Learn how to construct a meal plan that is best for your family and tastes great. Discover how to use recipes you already cook, add some new recipes and make a plan for at least one week of meals. Minimize food waste by learning how to preserve your fresh produce and food and spend less time in the kitchen with Nicole's time saving cooking tips. Also, learn how to use store sales and seasonal specials to save time and money. Classes are $24 each or $76 for the series of four. Fee $24

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
FAMLI 99*06 - CS18 Council Bluffs Campus T 04/24/2018 6:00-8:00PM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3361

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Smartphone Apps That Pay

Save big and earn free gift cards and cash using cellphone and tablet apps! Instructor Nicole McDonald will share her top 20+ apps that pay. Fee $24

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
FAMLI 99*07 - CS18 Council Bluffs Campus T 04/17/2018 6:00-8:00PM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3361

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