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Whats Your Financial Literacy 411 on Retirement Planning

Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Although the world of investment can be confusing, answers to your questions are now available and closer than you may think.

(Washington, DC) — Retirement….whether it’s approaching or you’ve reached it already, you may have concerns about how to make your hard-earned retirement funds last through years, maybe decades, during which you’ll have little income besides Social Security (and perhaps a pension or annuity payments).

If you haven’t saved yet, you’re wondering how to begin. If you’ve always thought of yourself as a saver, you’re thinking about becoming an investor. In today’s environment, you may be wondering about how to get objective, non-commercial information and advice.

  • What is the "process of investing" to help me determine appropriate investment products?
  • What are some strategies for reducing my investment risk?
  • How can I find a financial advisor if I think I need one?
  • What are my options for developing a Social Security strategy?
  • How do I protect my assets from investment fraud?

Although the world of investment can be confusing, answers to your questions are now available.  And they are offered at no cost to you. In Your Community.

How Can I Afford Retirement? Investor education in your community seminars will be launched May 14 in the District of Columbia at Howard University Law School, Moot Court Room at Houston Hall, 2900 Van Ness Street, NW. This new workshop series, presented by the DC Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking, the DC Public Library, the Investor Protection Trust, and the Financial Planning Association of the National Capital Area, will address investment concerns and teach participants how to make their hard-earned retirement funds last through years, maybe decades, of retirement. These solicitation-free events are open to the public. There will be a presentation, break out groups and a question and answer period. Refreshments will be served.

 Workshop topics include:

  • Taking the Mystery Out of Retirement Planning (May 14)
  • Closing the Gap: Investment and Expense Strategies - Even for Late Starters! (May 28)
  • Investing Wisely to Avoid the Financial Risk of Longer Life Expectancy  (June 4)
  • Protecting Your Investments: The Best Defense is a Wise and Safe Investor (June 11)
  • Using Your DC Public Library and the Internet for Financial Education and Lifelong Learning (June 16 at MLK)

Thursdays, May 14, 28, June 4, 11
6 pm—8:30 pm
Howard University Law School
Moot Court Room at Houston Hall
2900 Van Ness Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008

Tuesday, June 16
6 pm—8:30 pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Library
901 G Street, NW
Third Floor


 To register, call (202) 290-2184. For more information, visit the website at www.affordretirement-dc.org .