FLORENCE – The Florence-Lauderdale Public Library in cooperation with the Mutual Investment Club of Florence (MICF), TVA Community Credit Union, and the Alabama/Emerald Coast Chapter of Better Investing are offering several opportunities in the coming year to GET SMART on your finances and investments. 

All the classes and seminars are free and recommended for the general public requiring only that you register for them. All will be offered in the 2nd floor Reading Room of the library located at 350 N. Wood Ave. in Florence. All classes are taught by volunteers with many years of experience in this area. 

The classes offered are:

Introduction to Investing - January 25 10am-noon. 

This provides new or less experienced investors with information on how to intelligently make investments including individual stocks and mutual funds using the nationally known techniques of Better Investing which have been in use for nearly 70 years.  Sixth graders have learned and successfully applied these techniques so you do not need a technical background.

Using Value Line for Investing - 

February 15, 10am-noon. 

How to use the invaluable tool that is Value Line providing the specific areas to find data for input to the Stock Selection Guide, where to find Value Line, and how to use it as a primary tool for determining if a specific company is the one you want for your portfolio.

Understanding the Annual Report/

Annual Report Analyzer - March 14, 10am-noon. 

Provides investors with the important aspects of the Annual Report and a methodology using an Excel Spreadsheet (provided to class members) that takes only about 15 minutes to fill out (with experience) and provides invaluable information about the company being considered as an investment.

Understanding and Evaluating 

Mutual Funds for Investment  - April 4, 10am-noon. Learn how to invest in mutual funds with background and a technique developed by Better Investing for picking the right mutual fund for success.

Three other seminars will also be offered in February, May and October. Visitors are also invited to attend the educational investment club meetings held monthly. Register and information will be sent to you.

To register for any or all of these classes or seminars, contact John Ingwersen at jlingwersen@gmail.com