Free "You Can Do It!" Retirement Seminars Launch May 14

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Free "You Can Do It!" Retirement Seminars Launch May 14

Financial Experts to Help Answer the Question, “How Can I Afford Retirement”

Today’s financial crisis poses challenges for everyone, especially for older Americans facing retirement. With rising costs, reduced values in the real estate market, and the current economic distress, many wonder if they will ever be able to retire.

To address consumer concerns, the D.C. Public Library, in conjunction with the D.C. Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking (DISB), the Investor Protection Trust and the Financial Planning Association of the National Capital Area, presents the “Can I Afford Retirement?” investor education seminar series in your community.  The program starts May 14 and it is for individuals at all levels of investment experience who are either approaching retirement or have recently retired.

Topics
    
  • Investment strategies during times of financial crisis
  • Proper preparation for retirement
  • How to thrive on savings during retirement years
  • Key questions to ask your financial adviser
  • How to avoid investment scams

Schedule
  • May 14, 6 – 8:30 p.m., “Taking the Mystery Out of Retirement Planning”
  • May 28, 6 – 8:30 p.m., “Closing the Gap: Investment and Expense Strategies – Even for Late Starters!”
  • June   4, 6 – 8:30 p.m., “Investing Wisely to Avoid the Financial Risk of Longer Life Expectancy”
  • June 11, 6 – 8:30 p.m. “Protecting Your Investments – The Best Defense is a Wise and Safe Investor”
  • June 16, 6—8 p.m., “Using Your D.C. Public Library and the Internet for Financial Education and Lifelong Learning”

Locations
Howard University School of Law (first four seminars)
Moot Court Room at Houston Hall
2900 Van Ness St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
 
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library (fifth seminar)
901 G St., N.W., Third Floor, Washington, D.C.
The seminars are free and open to the public.  Please pre-register on the Website, www.affordretirement-dc.org or by calling 202-290-2184.
 
This project is funded 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.