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BetterInvesting Seminar - Leavenworth, KS
08/08/2015 9:00AM - 12:00PM


Harney Sport Complex
184 Fourth St.
Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027 (map)

Please click on map link for directions

Cost: Free


Free seminars will features handouts and information about BetterInvesting and upcoming classes being taught in Leavenworth and Kansas City along with information about our activities.

Basic Investing, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
08/22/2015, Saturday from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Armed Forces Insurance Conf Room,
655 Biddle Boulevard
Ft. Leavenworth, Leavenworth, KS 66027 (map)


Allow 10-25 minutes to process through Visitor Control Center.  A check is located north of Metropolitan Ave. & Hwy 7/73.  Driving north on 4th St.& Hwy 7/73, proceed throught the Metropolitan intersection and drive to check in at the station.  It will take a couple minutes to run your driver's license throught NCIC-III System for access; then you wil return to Metropolitan; turn right/West; then next right on to Ft. Leavenworth with your authorization.

See the map link for directions.



Cost: $25 for BetterInvesting members, $30 non-members, $10 Walk-in Late Fee.

Register Online


This class is for those new to investing and will include the Stock Check List, Value Line, and discussion of investment terms, such as revenues, earnings and dividends.

Screening for Promising Stocks - KC
09/12/2015 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

 

Corinth Library
8100 Mission Rd.
Prairie Village, KS 66208 (map)

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Cost: Free advance registration by Thursday prececeding the session.

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Weather Cancellation Policy
In case of inclement weather when driving is dangerous, we will cancel classes and other activities. We can contact you the night before if we have the correct email address on your registration.



Learn sources to obtain names of companies that fit the criteria you are seeking for your investments.

Value Line - St. Joe
09/12/2015 10:00 AM-11:30 AM


Rolling Hills Library

Community Room
1904 N. Belt
St. Joseph, MO
(map)

Please click on map link for directions


Cost: Free registration up to the morning of the presentation at the library or contact:

Connie Rehm
c3j10r@lycos.com


Value Line : Investors will learn how information presented in a Value Line report can be used to complete the SSG and assist in making judgments about the company. 



Topeka Kansas Treasurers' Workshop
1/1/2015 thru 10/1/2015, 09:00AM - 04:00PM on a Saturday


Call Ann Borel for location & further details.

785-554-5954


Cost: Cost of all day class: $15.00 

Lunch is on your own


Get ready for your club's annual audit with a full review of the year's financial records - catch any errors now.  The audit should be done before taxes are filed. Then you are off to a clean start for the New Year.  Club Accounting options for cost saving will be discussed.

This workshop teaches accounting concepts and the responsibilities of the club treasurer.  BetterInvesting Club Accounting v.3 software, Online Club Accounting and bivio are used for the presentation but other software solutions are discussed.  Discussion also includes some club administration topics that can be taken back to the club, as well as the importance of a strong partnership agreement and bylaws.

We recommend that several members from each club attend as more than one member should be knowledgeable about club accounting and bookkeeping. 

Participants will need to attend for the entire day with a break for lunch.

Lunch on your own.

Sessions Scheduled by appointment only

Stock Selection Guide I - Leavenworth, KS
10/03/2015, Saturday from 08:30 AM - 12:30 PM

 
Armed Forces Insurance Conf Room
655 Biddle Boulevard
Ft. Leavenworth, Leavenworth, KS 66027 (map)


Visitor Access to Ft. Leavenworth: Allow 10-15 minutes to process through Visitor Control Center.  A check is located north of Metropolitan Ave. & Hwy 7/73.  Driving north on 4th St./Hwy 7/73, proceed through the Metropolitan intersection and drive to check in at the station.  It will take a couple minutes to run your driver license through NCIC-III System for access; then you will return to Metropolitan; turn right/West; then next right on to Ft. Leavenworth with your authorization.

See the map link for directions.



Cost: $25 for BetterInvesting members, $30 non-members, $10 Walk-in Late Fee.

Click here to Register Online




"Doing and Understanding the Stock Selection Guide"

Emphasis will be on understanding the SSG, how to identify good quality growth stocks, where and how to exercise judgment to determine the correct price to pay for a stock if purchasing, using suggested research sites found on the internet, and importing the data using MorningStar Stock Data Services.


SSG I completes the visual portion on the front of the Stock Selection Guide. Entries will include debt, insider and institutional holdings, latest quarter sales and earnings. Ten years of historical Sales and EPS growth rates will be analyzed, and a projected rate of growth will be estimated. Section 2, Evaluation Management, on the back side will also be analyzed, evaluated and taught.

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GAAP vs. non-GAAP Expenses - Second Saturday
10/10/2015 10:15AM - 11:45AM

 

Cedar Roe Library
5120 Cedar St.
Roeland Park, KS
(map)

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Cost: Free Class

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Learn the meaning of these terms and how they relate to companies you are studying.

Stock Selection Guide (SSG) II - Leavenworth, KS
10/17/2015, Saturday from 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM


Armed Forces Insurance Conf Room,
655 Biddle Boulevard
Ft. Leavenworth, Leavenworth, KS 66027
(map)

Visitor Access to Ft. Leavenworth: Allow 10-15 minutes to process through Visitor Control Center. A check is located north of Metropolitan Ave. & Hwy 7/73. Driving north on 4th St./Hwy 7/73, proceed through the Metropolitan intersection and drive to check in at the station. It will take a couple minutes to run your driver license through NCIC-III System for access; then you will return to Metropolitan; turn right/West; then next right on to Ft. Leavenworth with your authorization.


Please click on the map link for details and directions.



Cost: $25 for BetterInvesting members, $30 non-members, $10 Walk-in Late Fee.

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The Stock Selection Guide II (SSG) Class is a continuation of SSG I. SSG II completes the back of the Guide. Evaluating Management is analyzed and examined more thoroughly and it is on the back that we determine a P/E and price range for an acceptable buying opportunity, calculate the Relative Value, determine the amount of risk, if bought, estimate the average yield, and the compound total return.
Lasts four hours 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. Covers selecting a “good” price to pay for the company; understanding total return and how the “buy” price affects total return; uses various examples of completed SSGs to compare and contrast companies.



Stock Selection Guide (SSG) III - Fort Leavenworth, KS
10/31/2015 8:30am - 12:30 pm


Armed Forces Insurance Conference Room
655 Biddle Avenue
Fort Leavenworth, KS (map)

Visitor Access to Ft. Leavenworth: Allow 10-15 minutes to process through Visitor Control Center. A check is located north of Metropolitan Ave. & Hwy 7/73. Driving north on 4th St./Hwy 7/73, proceed through the Metropolitan intersection and drive to check in at the station. It will take a couple minutes to run your driver license through NCIC-III System for access; then you will return to Metropolitan; turn right/West; then next right on to Ft. Leavenworth with your authorization.

Please click on map link for directions.


Cost: $25 for BetterInvesting members, $30 non-members, $10 Walk-in Late Fee.

Click here to register online


This program year the Kansas City Chapter of BetterInvesting will be using software programs to teach the Stock Selection Guide (SSG), however, SSG III will still be offered for those that like to complete the SSG manually.

We will use Value Line data and show you how to analyze a stock to determine if it is a good growth stock and if the price is right to purchase.
SSG III completes both the front and back sides of the Guide.

SSG III also provides a discussion on exercising judgment, for more accurate stock prediction.

Click here to register online



KC Treasurer's Workshop
01/01/2015 9:00AM - 4:00PM, 10/31/2015 on a Saturday


Contact Dennis Boatright for lacation & further details

dboatright4@att.net



Cost: Cost of all day class: $15.00

Lunch is on your own.


This workshop teaches accounting concepts and the responsibilities of the club treasurer.  The software used for the presentation will be Club Accounting 3, Online Club Accounting and Bivio.  Discussion also includes some club administration topics that can be taken back to the club, as well as the importance of a strong partnership agreement and bylaws.  Session will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Lunch on your own.



Review of Using Toolkit 5/6 - Fort Leavenworth
11/07/2015 Saturday from 08:30 AM - 12:30 PM


Armed Forces Insurance Conf Room,
655 Biddle Boulevard
Ft. Leavenworth, Leavenworth, KS 66027 (map)

Visitor Access to Ft. Leavenworth: Allow 10-15 minutes to process through Visitor Control Center. A check is located north of Metropolitan Ave. & Hwy 7/73. Driving north on 4th St./Hwy 7/73, proceed through the Metropolitan intersection and drive to check in at the station. It will take a couple minutes to run your driver license through NCIC-III System for access; then you will return to Metropolitan; turn right/West; then next right on to Ft. Leavenworth with your authorization.


See the map link for directions.


Cost: $25 for BetterInvesting members, $30 non-members, $10 Walk-in Late Fee

Click here to Register Online


For those who want to gain a better understanding of stock research tools available to users of toolkit software.

Mutual Fund Expenses
11/14/2015 08:30AM - 11:30AM

 

Armed Forces Insurance Conf Room,
655 Biddle Boulevard
Ft. Leavenworth, Leavenworth, KS 66027 (map)

Visitor Access to Ft. Leavenworth: Allow 10-15 minutes to process through Visitor Control Center. A check is located north of Metropolitan Ave. & Hwy 7/73. Driving north on 4th St./Hwy 7/73, proceed through the Metropolitan intersection and drive to check in at the station. It will take a couple minutes to run your driver license through NCIC-III System for access; then you will return to Metropolitan; turn right/West; then next right on to Ft. Leavenworth with your authorization.

See the map link for directions.

 


Cost: $25 for BetterInvesting members, $30 non-members, $10 Walk-In Late Fee

Click here for online registration


Learn about mutual fund expenses and expense ratios.



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