Investing: A Short Guide for the Perplexed

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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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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. 

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