The following course is sponsored by the Alberta Securities Commission (ASC), the regulatory agency responsible for administering the province’s securities laws. It is entrusted to foster a fair and efficient capital market in Alberta and to protect investors. More information.
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The Basics of Investing NEW - ONLINE OR CLASSROOM!
Think investing is just for financial wizards? This course is ideal for beginners, covering RRSPs and RESPs as well as the stock market, mutual funds and tax considerations. Presented in plain language, this non-promotional course discusses important investing topics and provides you with a solid base from which to make well-informed investment decisions.
Subject code: XFPG 10027
| Individual Fee: $110+GST|
Couples Fee: $175+GST
|1 class||Apr. 20||9 a.m.-4 p.m.||Sat.|
|(CRN 30336 Couples)|
|2 classes||June 4-June 11||6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.||Tue.|
|(CRN 50168 Couples)|
Stocks, Bonds and Your Portfolio
Invest with confidence. Discuss financial markets, how to research and evaluate stocks, bonds and other products, and types of investment questions to ask. Understand orders and strategies when a stock trade takes place. Gain valuable knowledge of various brokers/planners and their fees. Examine asset allocation and building a portfolio suited to investor risk tolerance and investment objectives are also reviewed.
Instructor: Michael Kolodnicki, BA Econ, CIM, FMA, FCSI, FCIP, CRM, CSWP
Subject code: XFPG 10004
| Individual Fee: $295+GST|
Couples Fee: $495+GST
|6 classes||Apr. 16-May 21||6:30-9:30 p.m.||Tue.|
|(CRN 30642 Couples)|
Personal Financial Planning
Personal financial management is more important now than ever before. Take charge of your financial future by gaining the tools and knowledge to create a personalized financial plan that covers tax savings, estate planning, insurance, retirement and investments. With so many choices, information can make the difference in your financial success.
Course materials: approx. $125+GST at the BookStore
Notes: Access to a financial calculator is required (HP 10bII+ is recommended). This course also provides the foundation for professional courses in the CFP® program.
Instructor: Robert McCullagh, RHU, CFP, CLU, ChFC
Subject code: XFPG 10024
| Individual Fee: $395+GST|
Couples Fee: $695+GST
|CRN 30339 Individual||12 classes||Apr. 4-Jun. 20||6:15-9:15 p.m.||Thu.|
|(CRN 30340 Couples)|
Investing with ETFs and Mutual Funds
Mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) can be an efficient and profitable investment tool, but how do you choose, minimizing risks and costs? Acquire basic knowledge of various types of funds, fees and analytical tools used within the industry. Gain valuable insights into the selection of funds and the creation of long-term fund portfolios.
Instructor: David Sherlock, BA, AICB, FMA, CIM, PFP
Subject code: XFPG 10033
|Individual Fee: $150+GST|
Couples Fee: $250+GST
|3 classes||Mar. 13-27||6:30-9:30 p.m.||Wed.|
|(CRN 30540 Couples)|
Investing in Real Estate
What should you look for in a real estate investment and how can the average investor become involved? Start with the basics of owning your own home and viewing it as an asset, and move on to your first rental property, multi-family units, and alternative strategies such as REITs, limited partnership projects, commercial development trusts, land banking syndications and other real estate-backed investments.
Subject code: XFPG 10035
|Individual Fee: $250+GST|
Couples Fee: $450+GST
|2 classes||Mar. 23-Apr. 6||9 a.m.-4 p.m.||Sat.|
|(CRN 30644 Couples)|
“A clear and concise course that delivers real-world investment information that is critical to any investor rookie. Great job!”
Tony Abboud, Basics of Investing student
“The instructor gave an easy-to-understand overview of the investing world. I feel more informed and confident as I take my first steps into the investing world”
Curtis Gordon, Basics of Investing student
“Came to learn terminology and investment basics. I got that plus much much more....Highly recommended!”
Colin Jorgensen, Stocks, Bonds & Your Portfolio student
"Great course. Very informative. Would recommend to others."
Pamela Hribnak, Stocks, Bonds & Your Portfolio student
"This course covered all the aspects of personal financial planning that one will encounter in life and is well worth the time and money invested!"
Rob Post, Personal Financial Planning student
"I would highly recommend this course to any individual looking to get basic knowledge and a good foundation to understanding the financial world. Great guest speakers too."
Amanda Witczak, Personal Financial Planning student
"Very thorough presentation of all materials. Incredibly knowledgeable and able to help students understand the concepts. Highly recommend..."
Monique Hunkeler, Investing with ETF's and Mutual Funds
"The Real Estate Investing class....was very helpful and the real-life scenarios used were a valuable learning tool."
Jillian Cudmore, Investing in Real Estate student