Contact: Allison Benner, College Relations Associate - Media, 610-740-3790


Allentown, PA (August 11, 2004) - The Business and Management Department at Cedar Crest College will offer three one-credit courses this fall for those interested in learning more about managing small business finances, personal finances and retirement planning. Course descriptions and schedules follow:

The Financial Management Series

Financing Small Business
Monday, August 23rd, 30th & September 13th, 20th
6:30-9:00 p.m.
A study of the financial management for the small business owner. This course covers financial planning for the business, including budgeting and performance analysis, as well ad record keeping, taxation, insurance and banking.

Personal Finance
Monday, November 15th, 22nd, 29th & December 6th
6:30-9:00 p.m.
For individuals who want to learn how to assess their financial future, this course will explore personal accounts, borrowing and investing, insurance and standards of living. The course will outline various methods to establish and live a more secure financial life.

Financing Retirement
Monday, October 4th, 18th, 25th & November 1st
6:30-9:00 p.m.
An introduction to retirement planning concepts, procedures and issues for individuals and businesses. Topics covered include pension plans, pension costs and funding of employee benefit plans in general. Roth and Traditional IRA's and annuities are also included. This course is particularly well suited to individuals responsible for the design and/or management of employee benefits plans, and is also appropriate for those wishing to better understand their own personal benefit plans.

For more information and to register, call the Center for Lifelong Learning at Cedar Crest College at 610-740-3770 or 1-800-360-1222.



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