ST. LOUIS, MO – Understanding the risks and rewards of investing is part of Safeguard Your Savings, a University of Missouri Extension program that will be offered next month. The free seminar will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., December 1, 2012 at the St. Louis County Library Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis County. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m.
During the seminar, participants will learn the basic principles of saving and investing, setting financial goals and developing a retirement plan, the types of financial markets and how they work, selecting a financial professional, as well as avoiding investment scams. The instructors are Suzanne Gellman, M.S., J.D., and Michael Ravenscraft, M.S., C.P.A., MU Extension financial education specialists.
Costs for the seminar are underwritten by a grant from the Investor Protection Trust and the Missouri Secretary of State's Office.
"Like most things in life, saving money and investing can benefit from a healthy dose of common sense," Secretary of State Robin Carnahan said. "This opportunity to work together with University of Missouri Extension and the Investor Protection Trust will help provide Missourians throughout the state with the tools they need to become better-informed investors."
Although the seminar is free, registration is required. Individuals may reserve a seat by contacting MU Extension at 636-970-3000 or e-mail at email@example.com.
Safeguard Your Savings is funded in part by a grant from the Investor Protection Trust (IPT). The IPT is a nonprofit organization devoted to investor education. Since 1993 the IPT has worked with the States to provide the independent, objective investor education needed by all Americans to make informed investment decisions. www.investorprotection.org