January 17, 2006

Course covers basics of investing

by Tara Livesay

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Have these questions ever crossed your mind: Why does investing seem so confusing? How do I reduce income taxes? What can I do to create a reliable income stream? How do I avoid common investment traps? Are Index Funds the right choice? How do I save for retirement or college?

The Division of Continuing Education at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is offering a five-week course to help answer such questions by covering the basics of investing. The class will first examine some of the reasons why people fail to meet their investment goals. It will also provide an in-depth look at many types of investments available to, and suitable for, investors who are working or retired.

The class will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays beginning Feb. 2 through March 2 at SIUC’s Pulliam Hall, room 119. Fees for the course are $35 and include the price of the textbook.

To register or for more information, contact the Division of Continuing Education at 618/ 536-7751, or visit the Web site at www.dce.siu.edu.

Facilitating campus use by nontraditional enrollees is among the goals of Southern at 150: Building Excellence Through Commitment, the blueprint the University if following as it approaches its 150th anniversary in 2019.