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“Money Smarts 101”: a sound investment for all ages and incomes

If you think investing is only for the wealthy, think again.

For only $10, Austin Peay will start students of all ages and income on the path to financial freedom with Money Smarts 101.

The course, offered by the APSU Center for Extended and Distance Education, will meet from 7-9 p.m., Tuesdays, April 6-27, at 106 Public Square, Clarksville.
If you think investing is only for the wealthy, think again.

For only $10, Austin Peay will start students of all ages and income on the path to financial freedom with “Money Smarts 101.”

The course, offered by the APSU Center for Extended and Distance Education, will meet from 7-9 p.m., Tuesdays, April 6-27, at 106 Public Square, Clarksville.

While the course is beneficial to students of all ages, instructor Michael Guess especially urges young people to enroll. “For younger people, the quicker they invest, the quicker they will be able to retire and do what they want to do,” he says. “Everyone wants personal freedom. This is the place to begin.”

“A financial adviser and former Wall Street stockbroker, Guess brings his broad experience to the classroom with friendly, informal, information-packed seminars that students have consistently rated as ‘excellent,'” says Mary Alice Burkhart, Center coordinator of noncredit and customized programs.

While self-help investment books can be useful, Burkhart says working face-to-face with an expert allows students to develop a personal investment plan instead of trying to fit their lives into a cookbook investing format that may not be right for them.

“Learning to understand and manage your finances is important at all stages of life, whether you are graduating from college, starting a career, just married or newly divorced,” says Burkhart. “This …four-part seminar will give students the opportunity to explore and develop the knowledge, tools and techniques needed to make their money work smarter.”

To register in person using cash, check, MasterCard or VISA, visit the Center's offices from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday, at 106 Public Square, Clarksville. Early registration is recommended, as seating is limited. For further information, telephone 7816.
—Terry Stringer