Personal finance author and syndicated columnist Julie Jason notes that as pensions vanish, workers today need to know how to put their money to work. To hone their skills, in a recent syndicated column, seen here in the Connecticut Post, Julie directs them to BetterInvesting, its educational materials and online tools.
“Beginning investors will benefit from tools that help assess a stock as if you were investing in a business. BetterInvesting offers you a chance to test-drive its materials at http://tinyurl.com/d4w43od,” Julie writes.
“Check out the free example of a Stock Selection Guide stock study. What’s nice about the tool is that the program saves time by prepopulating historical data points for you, which it displays graphically for easy reference.”
Julie will be in San Jose, Calif., Saturday at the 64th Annual BetterInvesting National Convention at the 2050 Gateway Plaza. This day is free to the public. She’ll be speaking on the topic of long-term stock-market trends and how to put history into context.
Julie’s books include the award-winning Managing Retirement Wealth: An Expert Guide to Personal Portfolio Management in Good Times and Bad and The AARP Retirement Survival Guide: How to Make Smart Financial Decisions in Good Times and Bad.
Julie notes that BetterInvesting’s Stock Selection Guide (SSG) offers a framework for the nonprofit organization’s four principles of investing:
- 1) invest regularly, regardless of the market outlook;
2) reinvest all earnings;
3) invest in quality growth companies (companies whose revenues and earnings increase faster than the general economy plus inflation);
4) diversify to reduce risk.
“My read on BetterInvesting is this: Random stock picking gets you random results. If you want to hone your stock-selection skills to the point of understanding whether you want to own a piece of a company, BetterInvesting is the place to go,” she writes.
For more on Julie Jason, see her website.
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.