Women, how prepared do you feel in making wise financial decisions? According to the 2012-2013 Prudential Research Study on financial experience and behaviors among women, only 22% of women felt “very well prepared” to make wise financial decisions (compared to 37% of men).
Fortunately, you don’t have to be one of these women. Virginia Cooperative Extension, in partnership with Arlington Public Libraries, will be holding a five-week course called Money Talk: A Financial Course for Women, at Arlington Central Library, starting Wednesday, July 10. This course will show you how to plan now for long-term financial security. Lessons cover the following topics:
July 10: Financial Basics
July 17: Are You Covered? Insurance Basics
July 23: Investing Basics
July 31: Investing for Retirement
August 7: Planning for Future Life Events
One past participant raved “It was a great course! I learned so much that I would never have otherwise. It’s a course that I feel like should be a part of everyone’s required education.” Since 2006, Money Talk participants have saved over a combined $300,000 for their future.
The course is free, but the optional accompanying textbook is $25.
So are you ready to arm yourself for your financial future? Complete the registration form here: http://offices.ext.vt.edu/arlington/news/money-talks-info/money-talk-2013-flyer.pdf and send to Jennifer Abel at email@example.com, or call 703-228-6417 for more information.
This looks like a fantastic opportunity to learn more about financial things. Unfortunately, I will be on vacation for two of the five sessions.
Are you planning on repeating this short course? I certainly hope so.
We do indeed repeat this course. It’s offered every January and July; we’ll try to let you know when we’ve opened registration for the January course. Thanks for your interest!