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Investing With Small Dollar Amounts

Tue March 17, 2015: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT

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A dollar bill and some change

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This 90-minute webinar will discuss how to get started as an investor when you only have small dollar amounts to invest and how small sums of money can grow steadily with compound interest. Specific investment products that require $1,000 or less to purchase will be discussed, along with employer-provided investment opportunities. Examples of low-minimum deposit investments include Treasury securities, U.S. savings bonds, and many stocks and mutual funds. The webinar will also discuss ways to “find” money to invest through increased income and reduced spending and resources for beginning investors with small amounts to invest.


Dr. Barbara O’Neill, financial resource management specialist for Rutgers Cooperative Extension, has been a professor, financial educator, and author for 35 years. She has written over 1,500 consumer newspaper articles and over 125 articles for academic journals, conference proceedings, and other professional publications. She is a certified financial planner (CFP®), chartered retirement planning counselor (CRPC®), accredited financial counselor (AFC), certified housing counselor (CHC), and certified financial educator (CFEd). Dr. O’Neill served as president of the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education and is the author of two trade books, Saving on a Shoestring and Investing on a Shoestring, and co-author of Investing For Your Future, Money Talk: A Financial Guide for Women, and Small Steps to Health and Wealth. She earned a Ph.D. in family financial management from Virginia Tech and received over three dozen awards for professional achievements and over $900,000 in funding for financial education programs and research.


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