A Certified Financial Planner with 30 years of experience will help educate Township residents on practical strategies to utilize in their planning efforts.

Elk Grove Township will be hosting two, back-to-back financial planning workshops for Township residents interested in learning strategies to help plan for their financial futures.

The workshops are free, and will be presented by Robert Mecca, a Certified Financial Planner with more than 30 years of experience in the financial industry.

“Many people debate with themselves if they are doing enough to plan for their retirement,” Mecca said. “I will present some simple strategies and other information so that those who attend can incorporate the information into their own planning efforts.”

Mecca said no matter what age an individual is, it is never too late to start.

Among the topics in the first of the two workshops, Key Strategies to Plan Your Financial Future, are how to increase tax returns and reduce income taxes, in addition to setting appropriate financial goals and diversifying investments. Information about health insurance and long term care insurance also will be covered.

The second workshop is called 2015 Review, 2016 Forecast and Strategies to Implement Now, and will cover topics including stocks, bonds, the real estate market and how to increase cash flow.

“Making financial decisions for the future can be challenging;  we are providing this education opportunity for Township residents so they can be as informed as possible to make the best decisions for themselves and their families,” said Mike Sweeney, Elk Grove Township supervisor.

Township residents are welcome to attend one or both of the sessions, which will be held on Thursday, October 15, 2015. The first workshop begins at 6:30 p.m. and ends at 7:45 p.m. The second is from 8:00 p.m. until 9:15 p.m. Both workshops will be held in the Meeting Room at Elk Grove Township, 2400 S. Arlington Heights Road in Arlington Heights.

For more information or to reserve your spot, please call 847-437-0300. You can also visit www.ElkGroveTownship.com to learn more about Elk Grove Township.

About Elk Grove Township:

The mission of Elk Grove Township is to carry out the duties and responsibilities of Township government as prescribed by Illinois law. The ways in which these goals are accomplished is by providing for the health, safety and welfare of all Township residents, and to maintain the highways and property of the Township both professionally and economically. Additionally, this mission is to be carried out in a timely and efficient manner with the highest degree of service to the taxpayers, thereby continuing the tradition of service provided by Elk Grove Township.

The Township area includes portions of the following communities: Elk Grove Village, Mt. Prospect, Des Plaines, Arlington Heights and Rolling Meadows.