How Do I Start Investing?

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Taught by Stephanie Genkin, CFP®

Stephanie Genkin is an independent fee-only CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™. Previously, she was a senior television news producer at CNN covering business, economics and personal finance. Her career explaining complicated money issues began more than 10 years ago when she landed a gig at CNNfn and she's been hooked ever since.  Stephanie earned a Certificate in Financial Planning from NYU and is an adjunct instructor at NYU's School of Professional Studies, Department of Finance & Law.  She is an active member of the Financial Planning Association of New York and is frequently quoted in the media (Yahoo Finance, USA TodayHuffington PostMSN MoneyAARP and others) on personal finance issues.

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So you want to be an investor but you're not sure what you need to know in order to get started.

This class will cover the basics, such as:

  • Differences between investing vs gambling
  • Different types of investment accounts
  • Identifying time horizon
  • Understanding how much risk you can take
  • Stocks vs Bonds
  • Putting together a simple portfolio

This class is designed for people who are completely new to investing and is also useful for people who already have investments in 401ks and IRAs.

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