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.
Mystery and misconceptions about stocks and bonds leave many would-be investors on the sidelines. Putting your hard-earned income or inheritance in a savings account may feel "safe" but it's likely to undermine your ability to reach some of your biggest 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
- why being a "lazy" investor is good
- understanding risk
- how to survive tough markets
This jargon-free class is appropriate for beginners as well as those with some investing experience.