The 2017 BetterInvesting National Convention (BINC), May 18-21, in Cincinnati is full of things to do. Now is the time to organize your approach to get the most out of the convention’s education, ideas and community. If you haven’t registered for BINC yet, members will want to take advantage of the Spring Special and save $85 off of the full registration price. Convention details, including the convention schedule, class descriptions, hotel information and pricing are available here.
Review Your Class Options. BINC has so many classes in a variety of topic areas that it’s best to determine where you want to concentrate your education efforts. Find classes to support your or your club’s goals. If you’re new to investing, you may find the Beginner Series classes to be the most beneficial. Read about speaker Charles “Chuck” Carlson, and his keynote address, “Big Safe Dividends: Strategies for Dividend Investing.” Learn why investors must think differently about achieving dividends from their portfolios.
Bring a notepad. Sounds simple but you’ll be glad you tucked a notepad into your suitcase. BINC offers several formal sessions in which stock ideas are presented. In addition, meal presentations by our corporate sponsors provide pertinent information about their firm’s financials, ratios and future growth plans. Taking a few notes will guarantee that you will not forget relevant data once you return home.
Review Your Travel Plans. Remove any travel stress by reviewing and finalizing travel plans, including your flights or car travel arrangements, hotel reservations and parking, and transportation to and from the hotel. Dress for the convention experience by packing comfortable shoes, a sweater or long-sleeved shirt for classrooms that may be chilly.
Plan some private time. When you arrive at BINC, register early and find a quiet place to review the contents of your attendee bag, read the convention program book and organize your name badge and convention tickets. Take a leisurely walk around the hotel so that you’re familiar with the location of classrooms and general session room. There’s so much packed into the two-and- a-half days of BINC from Thursday evening to Sunday afternoon, plan a break and relax.
Enjoy Cincinnati. Unlike some past conventions, 2017 BINC is in the heart of all the action, right in downtown Cincinnati. Your attendee bag will provide you with fliers of things to do while you’re in town. Friday night allows attendees free time to take in the sights and enjoy this great Midwestern city. Visit the 49th floor Observation Deck in Carew Tower, located adjacent to the convention hotel, for panoramic views of the region. If your calendar allows, consider a pre-or post-convention vacation and see the Cincinnati sights. Remember, your spouse can join you for a special rate. Enjoy time together in Cincinnati.
Be part of the fun. A little planning around the event can yield many benefits. Connect with your peers, learn from the workshops and network with those in the BI community to learn how you can manage your financial future. Be part of the great energy and fun that happens when the BetterInvesting community comes together in one place. Don’t miss your chance to reserve a spot.
BetterInvesting is a national nonprofit organization that has been empowering individual investors since 1951. Founded in Detroit, the association (formerly known as National Association of Investors Corporation) was borne out of the conviction that anyone can become a successful long-term investor by following commonsense investing practices. BetterInvesting has helped more than 5 million people become better, more informed investors by providing webinars, in-person events, easy-to-use online tools for analyzing stocks, a monthly magazine and a community of volunteers and like-minded investors. For more information about BetterInvesting, visit its website at www.betterinvesting.org or call toll free (877) 275-6242.