Date(s) - 23/03/2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Women everywhere say the same thing when it comes to investing: They don’t feel confident and they’re afraid of losing money. Some have had bad experiences with financial advisors and they feel that everyone, from bankers to advisors, seems to have a vested interest in what they recommend.
They don’t know who to trust. So they play it safe, if they invest at all. Or they keep saying that they’ll get to it whenever they figure it out, some day, later.
Well all know that later never comes.
By avoiding investing, unfortunately, women harm their financial future as well as their ability to create good options for themselves. Their retirement is full of question marks, and heaven forbid that an unforeseen trauma should occur.
In the book Shortchanged: Why Women Have Less Wealth and What Can Be Done About It, we learn that on average, women have less than 50% of the wealth that men have. This has an impact on our ability to thrive when faced with adversity – loss of job, health issues, change in marital status, and so on.
One of the biggest obstacles to developing our net worth is the fact that we tend to delegate investing and larger financial decisions to the men in our lives on the mistaken belief that they’ll do a better job. In fact, the data clearly show that when women get down to investing, they do as good a job as men, or better.
The best way to create great options for ourselves is by growing our net worth. One of the ways to do that is to make our money work for us by investing and growing it.
What if you could turn your money into your employee and make it for for you? What if you also learned that it’s not that difficult?
In this day-long workshop, Doris Belland, host of the Women’s Money Group, financial literacy educator, and investor, tackles the issue of investing for women. She will help you learn the fundamentals of investing and grow your confidence so that you can take charge of your money.
Topics to be covered in this hands-on workshop include:
- How your mindset and money story influence your financial decisions, based on research.
- The terminology of investing: What on earth do those terms mean?
- Risk: What is it and how does it work?
- Are safe investments really safe?
- How to start investing.
- Comparing different investments – their relative strengths and risks.
- Which factors matter, according to research?
- Outlining different investments strategies. What works, and when?
- Should you use a financial advisor? If so, what should you look for?
- How tax considerations affect investment choices.
- A step-by-step overview of how to open a discount brokerage and how to buy index funds
Some of the benefits of attending the workshop include:
- Women-only safe zone: Ask any question you like, without intimidation. There are no dumb questions!
- Get evidence-based answers you can trust, not a sales pitch.
- Hands-on experience through case-based learning.
Participants will leave with a completed work book and an invitation to a follow-up webinar for Q&A’s after the workshop. They will also have access to a closed Facebook Group for continued support.
Coffee and tea will be provided throughout the day. There will be a one-hour lunch break from 12 pm – 1 pm. The doors will open at 8:30 am for registration and the workshop will begin at 9 am.