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Conference Name Online Investing Education

Megan O'Neil-Haight


The topsy turvy financial meltdown has left us confused, frustrated and dowright afraid to invest our harder-than-ever earned money.

There are sometimes silver or gold linings to dark clouds.

The nationwide Cooperative Extension system hosts online tools for beginning investors with only small dollar amounts to invest at any one time. "Basics" are covered such as setting goals, understanding risk, finding money to invest, and laying the foundations of how and why to invest, and describing specific types of investments (e.g., stocks and bonds) in detail, how to select professional financial advisors, and information to help you avoid becoming a victim of investment fraud. There is agreement that it is worth the time to learn about investing and to put your money to work for you.

Interactive online resources and classes give farm families the information they need to make strategic decisions while weaving together farm and personal investments... learn how to yourself take a leap into your financial future or to coach others to do the same!

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