Personal Finance Academy at Montgomery College Institute for Lifelong Learning

the Montgomery College Institute for Lifelong Learning ( offers a number of courses on financial planning that help participants plan their financial futures.  Courses include:

  • Health care insurance for retirement
  • The Thrift Savings Plan for federal employees and retireees
  • Maximizing Social Security Benefits
  • Probate in Maryland: An overview for executors-to-be
  • Protecting your hard-earned money (avoiding fraud)
  • Retirement distribution strategies
  • Retirement planning today
  • Stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and ETFs explained
  • Wills and estates

Students 60 and over are eligible for reduced tuition.

Successful Aging in Place: Assistive Technology for Increasing Independence in the home.

Montgomery College Lifelong Learning Institute ( offers a course on assistive technology devices that can help older adults with getting around, communicating, and handling routine tasks.  It covers how to implement assistive technology solutions to address accessibility needs in each room of your home.  Smart technologies for the home as sell as smartphone applications that can support aging in place are also covered.  In addition, information is provided about Montgomery County resources that promote successful aging in place.  Recommended for older adults who want to stay in their homes as they age, as well as for their children or caregivers.  Reduced tuition for those 60 or older.

Montgomery College Lifelong Learning Institute

The Montgomery College Workforce Development and Continuing Education program ( offers a wide range of courses and charges reduced fees to people over 60.

The Montgomery College Lifelong Learning Institute ( is a part of this program and “is committed to creating and fostering a variety of intellectually stimulating educational opportunities for Montgomery County residents age 50 and over.”  Adults of any age may register for these classes but only people over 60 can receive the senior discount.