Do you want to learn more about personal finance but feel too busy to do so? Then this is the workshop for you. Based on the book ON MY OWN TWO FEET: a modern girl’s guide to personal finance, this workshop will highlight the three power steps to financial success: Save, Invest, and Protect. Specifically you will learn:
1. How to balance your desire to live well today with the need to save and invest for tomorrow. Yes, you CAN do both. In this workshop you will learn clear, concise guidelines about how much to target saving for the future. You will also learn how to find the money to save if you feel like there’s just nothing left at the end of the day!
2. A powerful, keep-it-simple investment plan that historically has beaten most professionals. While “investing” can seem complicated – there is an easier way. Welcome to the world of low cost index funds and target date retirement funds. This workshop will teach you the most important questions to ask when thinking about investing, and what to do when you have the answers.
3. Protecting yourself when you couple up with that someone special. Time and again money is cited as the #1 cause of fights in marriage and the #1 cause of divorce. This workshop will lay out a straightforward game plan for making sure your relationship is as financially compatible as it is emotionally and physically compatible.
While understanding the basics of personal finance is important for both genders, it is extra important for us ladies because statistically speaking we’re the ones left holding the bag at the end of the day. Literally 80% of men die married, while 80% of women die single. Unfortunately, the bag that we’re left holding isn’t a terribly pretty one. Today, for two-thirds of women over the age of 65 meager Social Security payments are their primary source of income. It doesn’t have to be this way. Learning – and acting – on a few simple steps while you are in your 20s, 30s, and 40s can put you on the path to financial nirvana!
About Presenter Manisha Thakor:
Manisha Thakor is the co-author, along with her best girlfriend Sharon Kedar, of ON MY OWN TWO FEET: a modern girl’s guide to personal finance. Manisha has extensive experience working in the financial services industry. At various points in her career she has worked as a financial analyst, portfolio manager and marketing/client service executive for money management firms with billions of dollars in assets under management. Manisha received her MBA from Harvard Business School, her BA from Wellesley College, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. She lives in Houston, TX with her husband.
When: 6:30PM to 7:30PM on Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Where: Woodhull Institute office, 32 Broadway, Suite 1801, NYC 10004
Cost: $20 (participants receive a free copy of ON MY OWN TWO FEET: a modern girl’s guide to personal finance) Please pay at the door, no RSVP needed!
Official Website: http://www.woodhull.org/classes/index.php
Added by this is emily on July 29, 2007