Emory Report
October 27, 2008
Volume 61, Number 9



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October 27
, 2008
Seminar offers time for money well-spent

by leslie king

For some personal economic stimulus, come to “Everything a Woman Should Know About Her Financial Future.”

This fortuitously-timed one-day seminar will be Saturday, Nov. 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Governor’s Hall in the Miller-Ward Alumni House.

Topics for this session include buying and selling a house; skills for negotiation; how to take control of a credit file; myths and realities about Social Security; and 2008 income taxes. Participants will also learn how to develop a financial plan. Presenters include a financial advisor, an attorney, accountant, real estate agent,
retirement planning consultant and a financial education specialist.

Sponsored by the Center for Women at Emory and the Emory Alumni Association, the session is part of a series ongoing since the late 1990s that presents financial and legal experts who give the most up-to-date information and who address participants’ specific circumstances.

Center for Women’s Sasha Smith says topics are added or tailored to current events and trends. For example, with Baby Boomers retiring, “we added a Social Security piece,” she says.
Presenter and attorney Rebecca Godbey, an Emory alum, says a lot of topic ideas come from the “Eats and Answers” portion during lunch, including a negotiations how-to for salary, raises, car-buying and a session on credit.

“We notice that a lot of people come back to the program,” she says. “There is so much to absorb and so much information, they feel like there is always something to learn.”

Godbey thinks the current economic situation will generate a lot of questions.

Cost is $40 for general registration; $30 for friends of the Center for Women; and $15 for students. Registration costs include a copy of “A Woman’s Guide To Investing” by Virginia B. Morris and Kenneth M. Morris; all materials; a light breakfast served from 8 to 8:30 a.m.; gourmet boxed lunch; and door prizes.

Reservations and payment, due by Oct. 27, can be made online at www.womenscenter.emory.edu/financial.