How Do I Start Investing?

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Taught by Stephanie Genkin, CFP®, CDFA®

Stephanie Genkin is an independent fee-only CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® and Certified Life Coach. Previously, she was a senior television news producer at CNN covering business, economics and personal finance. Her career explaining complicated money issues began 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 a member of the Financial Therapy Association  and is frequently quoted in the media (Yahoo Finance, USA Today, Forbes, Glamour, MSN 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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