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Attend one of our FREE classes to learn about the benefits you could be missing out on!

  • Hosted by the Modesto CA AFEA Chapter (Tom Thorson, Pres.).
  • Please click on the link below or call the local registration line.
  • Registration Number: 844-211-6119
  • American Financial Education Alliance (AFEA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. AFEA’s mission is to empower Americans to take control of their finances by providing local communities with unbiased financial education.

What you will learn about Social Security Benefits 

• Maximize the amount you are eligible to receive
• How to avoid the most common mistakes people make when claiming their benefits
• How much income you can make and still draw Social Security
• How to determine which claiming strategy is best for you
• How to claim a spousal benefit, even if you are divorced

Understanding Medicare: The A, B, C, D’s

• Knowing when to keep your employer plan
• Learn the differences between parts A, B, C, and D
• Which Medicare supplement is right for you?
• Know the difference between Medicare and Medicaid
• Medicare Advantage plans explained

Join us for a FREE Adult Education Workshop. Tom Thorson from AFEA's Modesto, CA Chapter will present FREE educational workshops covering some of the most relevant and challenging financial topics Americans face today. Save the date on your calendar. You will be able to register using the link below 30 days prior to a class date.  

Social Security Benefits and
Understanding Medicare: The A, B, C, D’s


 Workshop Schedule
Modesto Junior College - East Campus
Founders Hall, Room 178
435 College Ave
Modesto, CA 95350

Thursday, October 12
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
– OR –
Tuesday, October 17
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Our Services:

Income Planning

When you are near or in retirement a primary focus is income planning and how you will draw from accounts.

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You have many choices to invest your money today.  Let us help you customize a portfolio for your needs.

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Don`t let Uncle Sam be an hier to your estate! 

We can help you identify ways to minimize income and estate taxes.

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Estate Planning

How will your assets be distributed at death? 

We can help you with Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney and other legal documents through our direct  Attorney teams. 

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Thorson Financial Estate Management, Inc.

Thorson Financial Estate Management, Inc. specializes in working with retirees and those preparing to retire by customizing your financial life in four primary categories. Those are: Investment management, tax planning, long term care risk management and Estate Planning.

We do this for the purpose of maintaining your quality of life in retirement and ultimately leaving your resources to the people and organizations you care most about. In short, we provide professional guidance for living on and passing on your resources.

Additionally, we head up the Modesto Chapter (4394) of the American Financial Education Alliance (AFEA). It is our pleasure to serve our local communities and share information on how AFEA is working to provide people of all walks of life information, education and experience about enhancing how they understand and manage their finances. As an IRS approved, 501C3, non-profit organization, our mission is to empower Stanislaus and San Joaquin Counties to take control of their finances by providing unbiased financial education. We encourage you to visit the AFEA Modesto Chapter website at to learn more about the classes we offer throughout the year.

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