How to Invest and Grow Your Money (Women-Only Event)
Ottawa - Bayview Yards, 7 Bayview Rd, Ottawa, ON K1Y 2C5
Sep 29, 2018 | 9:00am-5:00pm
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 work 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.
Some of the benefits of attending our workshops include:
- Women-only safe zone: Ask any question you like, without intimidation.
- Get evidence-based answers you can trust, not a sales pitch.
- Hands-on experience through case-based learning.
Participants will leave with a completed workbook 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, tea, and healthy snacks 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.
Women's Money Group
members enjoy a 20% discount. To become a WMG member, click here
The number of seats is capped at 25 to allow for deeper discussions and attention to individual attendees' questions. Reserve your spot today to avoid disappointment!
If request for registration cancellation is received at least 30 days prior to course start date, 100% of your registration will be refunded.
Registration is non-refundable less than 30 days prior to course start.
If you absolutely can no longer attend, we strongly encourage you to transfer your registration rather than cancel, as outlined below.
Transferring a registration to a different person for the same course date can be done at any time, at no additional cost. Transferring a registration to an alternate course date can be done up to 10 business days prior to the start date of the original course. Requests received less than 10 business days prior are not possible. We allow one change in date for free; additional changes will incur a 20% fee.