Upcoming financial planning seminars

Whether new to investing, trying to keep up with today’s volatile market, or preparing for retirement in a few years, two upcoming Financial Investing Seminars for faculty and staff may help you reach your financial goals. Human Resources has partnered with TIAA CREF to offer the seminars, but the seminars are open to all 403b participants, regardless of plan provider (TIAA CREF, Vanguard, Fidelity).

There is no cost to attend either seminar, but please register on the Professional Development Center website.

Basics of Investing: Five Habits of Highly Successful Investors
Tuesday, November 9, 2010, 3 p.m.
Pugh Auditorium, Benson University Center

When beginning an investment strategy, it is not necessary to know everything about the financial markets, but it is important to grasp the essentials. Find out what techniques successful investors use when making their investment decisions. Topics will include setting financial goals, realizing tax advantages, and potentially reducing risk with diversification. Register.

Staying on Track in a Volatile Market
Tuesday, November 16, 2010, 3 p.m.
Pugh Auditorium, Benson University Center

Keeping a close eye on investment strategy is more important today than ever before. Gain more perspective on managing your retirement account during volatile periods in the financial markets. Topics will include market volatility in general, examples of notable market downturns in the past, and identifying options to help manage accounts in the midst of changing market conditions. Register.