The Basics of Investing
Knowing how to secure your financial well-being is one of the most important things you’ll ever need in life. You need to know a few basics, form a plan, and be ready to stick to it. There is no guarantee that you’ll make money from investments you make. But if you get the facts about saving and investing and follow through with an intelligent plan, you should be able to gain financial security over the years. Time can be one of the most important factors determining how much your money will grow.
Don’t put off learning about investing. Join us as we cover:
- Ways to manage debt and save — Paying off high-interest debt may be your best investment strategy. Saving can leave you better prepared for life events or to handle an emergency.
- Investment choices — We’ll discuss common types of investments, such as stocks, bonds, and mutual funds so that you understand ways to invest.
- Strategies for smart investing — We’ll talk about some ways you can be a more informed investor, including understanding fees and risk, and questions to ask before investing and choosing an investment professional.
- Red flags of fraud — Don’t be a fraud victim. A basic understanding of how scam artists work can help you to avoid fraud and protect your hard-earned money.
This class is presented in partnership with DC Public Library.
Petworth Neighborhood Library
4200 Kansas Ave. NW