Investing Online: A Primer

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Investing Online: A Primer

Get the scoop on brokers, investment choices, research, and more!

Head shot of financial expert and author Kathleen SindellThe West End Interim Library is pleased to present a talk featuring financial expert and noted author Kathleen Sindell on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m.
The Internet brings a world of investment resources to your desktop. But where do you begin?

Relax! Get information on trading, portfolio management, stock options and more with this friendly presentation of how to select an online broker, evaluate all kinds of investment opportunities, and start growing your nest egg.
Image of book cover for "Online Investing for Dummies" by Kathleen Sindell
Kathleen Sindell, Ph.D., is the author of numerous academic, popular, and professional finance articles, Web sites, proposals, and books, including the bestselling reference book, Investing Online for Dummies, Eds. 1-5 (listed for two consecutive years on the Wall Street Journal’s Bestselling Business Book List).

Sindell's most recent book, 
Social Security: Maximize Your Benefits, has been listed in Amazon’s Top 100 Bestselling Retirement Planning Books. Sindell has an in-depth understanding of the financial services industry and has held Series 7, 63 and 65 licenses. She is regularly tapped as a financial expert on ABC World News, The Nightly Business Report, and at popular online and print outlets. She is certified to teach Business and Industrial Management, and Banking and Finance, by the California Board of Governors. Sindell is a member of the Board of Directors for the Financial Planning Association, National Capital Area, and also a subcommittee member of the DC Council on Financial Literacy and a member of the Greater Washington Jump$tart Coalition. Additionally, she is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Maryland, UMUC Graduate School and School of Undergraduate Studies, and is Course Chair II for several of the registered CFP Program courses.

BusinessWeek Online calls Investing Online for Dummies “The best of the lot . . . full of solid advice and Web hints. Sindell covers every area you need to worry about: financial planning, choosing mutual funds and stocks, and portfolio tracking. The book even includes a helpful section on bonds, a subject too often ignored.”