Investing for Your Future Class Targets Beginning Investors

September 13, 2007  

Is now the time to invest? How do I know what to invest in? Should I purchase, stock, bonds, or mutual funds for my retirement? To help Jacksonville residents make the transition from 'saver' to 'investor,' Duval County Extension Service is offering a basic investing series called Investing for Your Future, Tuesdays, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Extension Center, 1010 N McDuff Ave. Anita McKinney, Extension Educator, is the presenter.

The course begins with a session on basic topics such as setting goals, investment principles and 'finding' money to invest. It then discusses specific types of investments, including stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. In addition, the series covers investor resources, how to select professional financial advisors and information about types and warning signs of investment fraud.

Participants will receive the book, Investing For Your Future. The Extension Service is a service of the University of Florida IFAS Extension and the City of Jacksonville and is an unbiased source of information on this topic. This is not a sales program.

The registration fee for the course is $15. Checks should be made out to FCS Advisory Committee and mailed to Investing For Your Future, Duval County Extension, 1010 N McDuff Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32254. The series is limited to 20 participants. For more information, call 904-387-8855.

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