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Hello KC Chapter BetterInvesting Members.

Here is our new Fall and Winter Kansas City BI Newsletter. We have many interesting classes and some will be presented in new locations. There are also some new classes this year. If you have suggestions for the newsletter or for classes you would like to see, let us know by clicking on contacts and send us your thoughts.

    KC BI 2014 Fall Newsletter

Click on the following link to down load the brochure from our KC BI April 26, 2014 Spring Investor Educaton Workshop.  This was a great opportunity to hear one of the best national BI speakers. Whether you were a novice or an experienced investor, you would have gained from this experience. Now, watch for our October Brochure announcing our next Education Workshop Speaker and bring all of your club members so that you can utilize the information gained from Don Spindel. 
Don Spindel

Check out the initial information on this workshop in the currrent KC Newsletter. 


The Kansas City Chapter of Better Investing will present an Investor Education Workshop on April 26, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Workshop will provide information to assist investors in making investment decisions in the current market and in longer term planning. The program will feature Bob Adams from the BI Puget Sound Chapter.

Door prizes include:
  One-year subscription to SmallCap Informer, ICLUBcentral’s online guide to aid in finding and decision-making about investing in small cap stocks

One-year subscription to Investor Advisory Service, ICLUBcentral’s award-winning online newsletter that provides consistent, long-term information on companies and informs investors of stocks with growth potential and reasonable valuation

One-year subscription to Manifest Investing, a website providing valuable resources for finding and researching stocks, managing a portfolio and obtaining timely information on investing

Six-month membership in BetterInvesting and BetterInvesting handbooks

The investment club with the most members in attendance at the Workshop can register all club members to attend the BI Fall Workshop in October 2014 for a reduced fee of $15 each.

Recognition will be given to members of clubs celebrating incremental five-year anniversaries.
During the lunch break, workshop participants will have an opportunity to present stocks of interest for a rapid fire look at an SSG and receive commentary from the workshop leaders.

Cost for the Workshop will be $35.00 for BI members and $40.00 for non-members. Registration at the door will be $45.00. A box lunch will be provided. Members will receive the BI discount by including the digits after the hyphen on their

BetterInvesting Magazine label. Register to attend on the local website: and enter zip code, click on "Find a Chapter Near You," then Events. This takes you to the EventBrite website for registration.

Bob Adams:

Adams is retired from 26 years in radio and television broadcasting, and 13 years as a college professor. He serves as volunteer for InvestEd Inc., a non-profit investor education organization; served on the BI Computer Group Advisory Board from 1999 to 2006; has been a Director of the Board of Puget Sound Chapter of BI since 1994. Adams has been a strong advocate of long-term investing and provides free investment tools on his website:

Presentation topics will be:

How "I" Analyze a Company:
a step-by-step analysis in how to use Internet resources for confirmation of your judgment when studying a company.

Handy URLs for Stock Analysis: a demonstration of implanting useful website addresses (URLs) into your software to examine expected growth for the company; find information concerning estimates of quarterly and yearly Sales and Earnings, competitors, industry averages, institutional and insider ownership, and other news related to the company.

Your Portfolio-How Ya Doin’?: how to determine how well your portfolio is doing; learn the annualized return since inception using two methods of easily achieving this information utilizing a free spreadsheet.

Annuities-Good, Not So Good, or Bad?: learn about this controversial tool that can be useful for some investors, how to determine when an annuity might be useful, and if so, the dangers and traps to be avoided.

Analyzing an Annual Report the Easy Way: find out what to read, what’s important, and what’s not; use a free spreadsheet to analyze financial numbers that will guide you to useful conclusions. Lunch and refreshments are included in the registration fee. During the lunch break, workshop participants will have an opportunity to present stocks of interest for a rapid fire look at an SSG and receive commentary from the workshop leaders.

There will be drawings for door prizes.

Don’t miss this opportunity!

Whether you are a novice or an experienced investor, you will gain from this experience. Bring all of your club members so that you can utilize the information gained from Bob Adams.

Learn from one of the nation’s leading investment educators.

KU  Edwards Campus
12600 Quivira Rd.
Overland Park KS
Regnier Hall, Room 153

Driving Instructions: Driving south on Quivira turn right onto 127th street and then right into the parking lot near the Jayhawk statue.

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