Want to break the expensive and often frustrating cable service cycle and gain lower costs, greater control and a vastly expanded selection of entertainment and communication choices? James Gifford will teach attendees how to get out of a cable service agreement, find and negotiate the best internet/broadband access deal, and get started with streaming services for a vast range of entertainment options, many of which are free! The presentation covers the details of streaming equipment (some of which attendees may already own) and how to explore the ever-expanding list of channels and services streaming - as well as the "forgotten" free resource of broadcast TV - can bring to your living room. Support issues such as quality home WiFi and low-cost home phone service are covered as well. You don't need advanced technical expertise - just the right information! If you're tired of endless rate increases and shell games with service and programming terms, cut your expense and take control ... Come learn how to "Cut the Cord!" Registration begins January 12, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.
About the presenter: James Gifford is uniquely qualified to present this seminar. He has been a writer, editor and publisher for 30 years, focusing on bringing complex subjects to introductory and novice audiences. He has been in the tech and consumer electronics industry for about that long as well, much of it at the engineering level in business and personal communications and telecom. And he has spent much of the last decade writing about consumer economics and advocating for consumer rights. He is a completely independent speaker with no ties or interests to any cable, communications, online, entertainment or equipment companies. He was a resident of Tolland for six years and now connects to these sessions from Denver, Colorado.
You have your 401(k), your diversified portfolio, and your retirement nest egg ... You’ve thought of everything – except for how to protect these assets should you need long-term care. Just one year in a Connecticut nursing home can cost more than $162,000. Medicare and health insurance may only cover a fraction of these costs. There's a way to protect your life’s savings. If you’re 40 or older, long-term care insurance approved by the Connecticut Partnership for Long-Term Care can be part of your retirement plan. These policies are affordable, provide asset protection, protect against inflation and give you peace of mind through your retirement years. Join us for a presentation on this very important topic with special guest speaker Aldo Pantano, from the CT Partnership for Long-Term Care, with the State Office of Policy and Management. Come learn about how they can help you plan ahead for your future long-term care needs. No company specific products will be discussed, and there will be no sales or solicitations allowed. Registration begins January 21, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.
About the presenter: Aldo Pantano is from the State’s Office of Policy and Management Agency and represents the Connecticut Partnership for Long-Term Care. He speaks frequently on the topic of long-term care insurance and related topics. Aldo is also responsible for training insurance agents through the CT Partnership for Long-Term Care Producer Certification Training Program. In addition, he works closely with consumers and insurance agents to answer questions about the CT Partnership for Long-Term Care, Medicaid, Medicare and long-term care insurance. Aldo has been with the CT Partnership for Long-Term Care for 13 years. Prior to joining the State, he spent 24 years in the private insurance industry. In his last six years with the private sector, Aldo served as a sales executive promoting and selling group long-term care insurance to employers with 500 or more employees throughout the country.