Take Control of Your Financial Future Seminar

This year I’m pleased to be back writing for the Canadian MoneySaver Magazine! The January issue was full, but I managed to squeak into the February Issue. If you are a CMS reader, be sure to check out my two part series on high-yield stocks starting this February:

“The Lure (And Danger) of High Yield Stocks”

I was inspired to write this two-part series, as I noticed readers were buying high-yield stocks, without being fully aware of the risks involved. I wanted to present the other side of the coin, and show why cheap stocks are seldom on sale, and the dangers associated with buying a high-yield stock. I’ll be posting the first part here on the Dividend Ninja in early February. 😉

Take Control of Your Financial Future Seminar (Vancouver)

Piggy BankI’m delighted to announce I will be speaking at the Canadian MoneySaver Seminar in April. This is a big step for me to move beyond the blog!

Take Control of Your Financial Future will be held in Vancouver, April 20th, 2013, at the University of British Columbia. The venue is the main auditorium in the Student Union Building. Since I live close by, I’ve decided to take the first spot at 8:30am. Fortunately there are a few Starbucks on campus, so I should be able to get enough caffeine before presenting. LOL 🙂

I know some readers of the Dividend Ninja will be there, and I’m looking forward to having the opportunity to meet you in person!  I’m also looking forward to meeting managing editor Peter Hodson, CMS staff I’ve corresponded with, and the other superb writers at Canadian MoneySaver magazine. I’ve attended a few blogging conferences as well as numerous business events over the years, and I’m excited to take the next step.

I’m also in some excellent company with other Canadian MoneySaver writers: Becky Wong, Eileen Reppenhagen, Brian Tang, Tim McElvaine, and Donald Dony.

My presentation is titled:

“Sell Your Mutual Funds, Buy Index Funds and Dividend Stocks, and Start Making Money Now!”

My topic is a back to basics approach for mutual fund investors who are ready to make the switch to index funds and ETFs, as well as dividend stocks. I’ll be explaining why mutual funds don’t perform well for the majority of investors. I’ll also show how investors can do much better with an index and dividend approach.

Some of the topics I’ll be covering are:

  • Why did investors lose money during the Financial Crisis?
  • The importance of asset allocation, and why it matters.
  • Why you shouldn’t buy mutual funds.
  • Why index funds and dividend stocks will make you more money.
  • The only page you need to read in your mutual fund report is…
  • How to sell your mutual funds and move to a discount broker.

For registration information you can contact the Canadian MoneySaver.

I hope to see you there! 🙂

13 Responses to “Take Control of Your Financial Future Seminar”

  1. Vicky

    Jan 25. 2013

    Congrats Avrom; that’s awesome! If only the seminar was closer to me… 🙂 The list of topics sound great, and I hope the turnout is good as I know that a lot of people can definitely learn something!

    Have a good weekend!

    • The Dividend Ninja

      Jan 25. 2013

      Vicky thanks! It would be great to meet you in person, but all familiar ground for you. 😉

      But for a lot of people it will be something new – a great takeaway to get them thinking about their investments. Many people still don’t understand the options available to them other than mutual funds. That’s really my main goal here.


  2. Shelley Smith

    Jan 25. 2013

    Congratulations on your upcoming seminar. I hope we are back from our Snowbirding trip by then.

  3. Congratulations! That is huge, unfortunately it is too far for me to attend. Would it be possible for you to share your presentation notes after the seminar?

    • The Dividend Ninja

      Jan 25. 2013

      Marvin, Thanx!

      I will be making the Powerpoint presentation available for download to those who attend. I’ll ask Canadian MoneySaver if its OK to make it available elsewhere, as it’s a paid event. 😉


  4. That’s awesome ninja!! I wish I could attend your talk, but alas Vancouver is a little too far for me 🙁
    Love the title of your talk. I hope there will be a recording made available later.
    I’m sure it will be a great talk! Good luck!

    • The Dividend Ninja

      Jan 25. 2013

      Kanwal, thanx! I’ll let you know. I’ll have to view it first though, and see if its even good enough to let others watch. LOL 🙂


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