Free personal finance workshop, June 21

June 2 2011 by Ellen Roseman

You’re invited to come to one of my free Financial Basics workshops, taking place at Ryerson University’s Chang School of Continuing Education on Tuesday, June 21, from 5.30 to 9.30 p.m. Here’s a link.

You can enroll in advance or just show up on the date. The location is 297 Victoria St., (just north of Dundas St. E., east of Yonge St.), 7th floor, The Bronfman Room.

Remember, the workshop includes an excellent take-home booklet, prepared by me with help from two partners, the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada and the Investor Education Fund.

If you’re in Toronto, you can come to hear a talk by Tom Bradley, president of Steadyhand, a new and innovative Canadian mutual fund manager, at the investment club I organized.

We meet on Tuesday, June 14, at the Miles Nadal Community Centre, 750 Spadina Ave. (near Bloor St.). The cost is $10 a person. You can also get a copy of Tom’s book, It’s Not Rocket Science.

Do you have opinions on water heaters? Buy or rent? Which is better? Two MBA students at York University’s Schulich School of Business are doing a critical look at the burgeoning door-to-door sales of water heater rentals.

“It’s a 5-10 minute survey. The purpose is to understand the reason why individuals buy or rent their water heater, as well as to assess their level of satisfaction with the service that they are receiving,” says Azadeh Afshar, one of the students.

“The research is completely confidential and no individuals or organizations will be identified in it. The survey will also be destroyed at the end of our project.”

Here’s a link to the survey for water heater renters. And here’s a link to the survey if you’re a water heater owner.

1 comment

  1. Sarah

    Nov 9 2011

    That seems like a very interesting workshop. I think everybody should learn the basics of their own finance. It’s great that you are doing this for free, and you say there is also an investment specialist people can speak to?