Know Your Dough: Investing basics Feb. 12

Want to know more about investing but don’t know how to get started? Join Family Trust’s free “Know Your Dough” workshop on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the York County Library and you can learn all about it.

Matt Griffin, financial consultant with Family Trust Investment Services, will lead the “Investing with Confidence” session that starts at 6:30 p.m. at the library on Black Street in downtown Rock Hill. He’ll give an overview of stocks, bonds and mutual funds, how to determine your tolerance for risk, asset allocation, diversification and rebalancing.

“Know Your Dough: Inspiring Financial Freedom,” is a free money-management program co-sponsored by the York County Library. The workshops began in September and have included topics on basic budgeting, how to improve your credit score, car and home buying, and car and home insurance.

“This is much needed,” said Gene Pike, who, along with his wife, Ann, has attended every session. “People in a crisis don’t know what to do. They’re looking anywhere they can for help.”

Handouts are included and books are available for checkout. Participants can register by clicking here.

Remaining dates and topics are:

Identity Theft, Who’s Got Your Number?: Tuesday, March 12. Jim Bloom, regional sales manager for Econocheck Corp., a leader in Identify Theft protection, will give an overview of identity theft and how it happens, steps to take to protect yourself and how to create a strong password.

Getting Old is Not for Sissies: Monday, April 8. Mitchell Payne of Warner, Payne and Black and a founding member of the Carolina’s Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He’ll discuss the basic documents everyone should have in place to protect themselves and their family in the event of death or incapacity.