Smart investing@your library®
Interested in learning to make wise investing decisions?
Consider signing up for one of three investment education courses focused on your stage in life...
course is for beginning investors
targets those in mid-life
“Making It Last”
focuses on those near or in retirement
Each course involves four online modules and is tailored to the investment challenges of each age group. Topics include:
- balancing risk
- cutting investment costs
- choosing an investment adviser, and
- fine-tuning an investment portfolio at each life stage.
The FREE courses are taught by Dr. Cynthia Fletcher. This program is made possible by a grant to Iowa Library Services from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation through Smart investing@your library®, a partnership with the American Library Association.
Smart investing@your library® online courses are open for enrollment at anytime. Download and follow the enrollment instructions to get started today!
Local libraries are offering Smart Investing courses that incorporate face-to-face “kick-off” and “wrap-up” sessions taught by ISU Extension family finance program specialists at the library. In between these two sessions, you will work at your own pace to complete one of the online courses. The face-to-face sessions will help you get started, apply what you learn, and motivate you to complete the four online modules. Contact the librarian listed below for more information.
Kick-off meeting: Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 6:30pm
Wrap-up meeting: Tuesday, October 28, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Location: Peosta/NICC Library, 8342 NICC Drive, Peosta, IA 52068
Contact: Terrie Lenger, 800-728-7367, 563-556-5110
Kick-off meeting: Thursday, October 2, 2014, 6:00 PM
Wrap-up meeting: Thursday, November 6, 6:00 PM
Location: Ida Grove Public Library, 100 East Second Street, Ida Grove, IA 51445
Contact: Angela Scales, Director 712-364-2306
Kick-off meeting: Monday, October 20, 6:30 pm
Wrap-up meeting: Monday, November 17th, 6:30pm-8:00 pm
Location: Sheldon Public Library, 8342 NICC Drive, Sheldon, IA 52068
Contact: Ruth Rodvik, Director (712)-324-2442
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