Money Smart Week programs from Morningstar

Money Smart Week is just around the corner! In addition to the programs presented here at the library all next week, our friends at Morningstar (the financial investment database) are offering a couple of online webinars to help you get more familiar with their powerful tool–you can even login from home with your MPPL library card!

Morningstar Investment Research Center Training Session
Tuesday, April 26th
12 PM Central Time
This webinar will provide an overview of the Morningstar Investment Research Center database’s most popular features and will last approximately one hour, with ample time for questions.
To join the training session, please visit THIS LINK on the day of the event, then dial in to 866-844-9418 and use conference code 835 661 9570.

A Late Start Guide to Retirement Investing
Thursday, April 28th

6 PM Central Time
Are you hurtling toward retirement age but are concerned that you haven’t saved enough? Morningstar Director of Personal Finance Christine Benz will discuss the key steps pre-retirees can take to improve the viability of their plans if they’re playing catch-up. She’ll discuss the pros and cons of working longer, delaying Social Security, and adjusting a portfolio’s asset allocation mix, among other factors. She’ll also cover traps to avoid if you’re working to make up a shortfall. Finally, she’ll share some model in-retirement portfolios for retirees and pre-retirees with differing time horizons and risk tolerances.

We will be streaming the event live from THIS LINK