Investing: A Short Guide for the Perplexed
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 Money, AARP and others) on personal finance issues.
Location: Online Class
Mystery, misconception and fear about the stock market leave many would-be investors on the sidelines. Putting your hard-earned income or inheritance in a savings account may feel "safe" but leaving it all in cash could undermine your ability to reach some of your biggest financial goals in life, like buying a home, paying for your child's college education, achieving financial independence and retiring in comfort.
This class will help you understand:
- the purpose and benefits of investing
- the difference between stocks and bonds
- understanding how risk is managed through asset allocation
- why being a "lazy" investor is good
- how to survive tough markets
This jargon-free class is appropriate for beginners as well as those with some investing experience