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Iowa Western Community College

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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. Fee $29

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
FAMLI 99*05 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus T 10/03/2017 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! Fee $19

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
FAMLI 99*03 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus T 09/19/2017 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 and 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. Fee $19

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
FAMLI 99*02 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus T 08/29/2017 6:00-8:00PM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3361

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How to Blog 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. Fee $29

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
FAMLI 99*06 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus Th 10/19/2017 6:00-9:00PM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3361

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Successful 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 time-saving cooking tips with Nicole McDonald of Nicole McDonald of momsavesmoney.net. Also learn how to use store sales and seasonal specials to save time and money. Fee $19

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
FAMLI 99*04 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus W 09/27/2017 6:00-8:00PM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3361

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