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Personal Finances and Investments in the Foreign Service (MQ852)


This course addresses the issue of mobility and distance from the U.S. and how it can hamper foreign affairs employees and family members in making sound financial decisions or in setting up mechanisms for their financial future. Experts will discuss topics of concern, especially to the novice investor.

Participant Feedback:


"This course helped me get a general handle on personal finance. It gave me confidence to know I can manage my finances okay and that I don't need to worry about missing out on some great deal/product/strategy whatever as long as I am prudent and invest appropriately conservative."

"This course went beyond BASIC investing. Very useful considering I do have experience in these matters."

"I learned that one must save at every step (preferably earlier than later) of their career to be able to have a retirement. Saving 10% minimum over a career and having it compounded in say a Roth Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) would be an excellent start."

 

Course Dates and Times
10 December 2014      6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
22 April 2015      6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Registration
This is a non-tuition workshop.

Virtual Resource Table

The following links and documents represent materials made available at the resource table during the class.

Be informed about your money:

Retirement Planning

Education Funding

Risk Management

Foreign Service Support Organizations

Financial Planning Associations/Organizations

Recommended Reading

 

The information provided is FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY and in no way constitutes an endorsement, expressed or implied, by the Department of State. Links to websites outside the U.S. federal government or the use of trade, firm, or corporation names are for the convenience of the user and do not constitute an official endorsement or approval of any private sector website, product, service, or privacy policy.


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