I often gain financial knowledge by attending local events and seminars. It doesn’t mean every event I go to will directly lead me to make an investment decision, but they all help to improve my understanding of how money works in general. So here are some upcoming free events in major Canadian cities that might interest some people. Note: some of these seminars are meant to sell a service or product, but I encourage people to go for educational purposes only.
RBC Direct Investing Seminar
Introduction to RBC’s stock trading platform and self-directed investing. Learn how to manage your own portfolio and use research and other resources to make better investment choices.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014. 12:15 – 1:15 pm.
RBC Direct Investing Centre
200 Bay St. — Royal Bank Plaza
Upper Concourse level
Toronto, ON M5J 2J5
Call 416-974-7493 to reserve your spot
Introduction to Fixed Income
Fixed income are investments like pensions and bonds. Its return is set at a particular figure and does not vary. Learn how it’s different from stocks and real estate equity.
Thursday Aug 7th, 2014. 12:00 – 1:00 pm
TD Direct Investing
45 O’Connor Street. 2nd Floor
Ottawa-Downtown, ON K1P 1A4
RSVP 613-783-6379 or use link above to register.
Plan your Financial Future
Geared more towards young adults. Learn to set financial goals to build, protect, and enjoy your upcoming future.
Saturday, Aug 9, 2014. 1:00 – 4:00 pm
4888 Boul. St-Charles
Follow link above and RSVP to attend. You will need a meetup.com account.
Credit Rating IQ
Learn the essential knowledge on your credit reports and credit score. Understand how it works, what’s reported, who uses it and how it impacts you. Discover how you can maintain or improve your rating.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014. 6:30 – 7:30 pm
616 Macleod Trail SE
Calgary, AB. T2G 2M2
It’s a drop-in so you can just show up.
Building Your Retirement Pay Cheque
The presenter will answer the following: What is retirement planning? Where do I begin? Where will my money come from?
Wednesday, July 30th, 2014. 12:00 – 1:00 pm
TD Direct Investing
10205 101st Street. Suite 148
Edmonton-Downtown, AB T5J 2Y8
RSVP 780-448-8082 to reserve your spot or register online using link above.
Meet-up with Blonde on a Budget
Get-together with Cait Flanders, a personal finance celebrity here in Vancouver. Discussions will be about debt, budgeting, and money in general. Free treats will be provided. I’ve met Cait before in real life and I think she knows more about personal finance than me.
Thursday, July 24, 2014. 6:00 – 8:00 pm
466 Howe St
Vancouver, BC V6C 3L5
Register using link above. Limited seats remaining.
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