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UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County to host free financial education webinars

RELEASE DATE: June 13, 2014

TAVARES – The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension in Lake County is presenting two free webinars to help residents improve their finances from the comfort of their own homes.

The “Introduction to Mutual Funds” webinar will be held from noon - 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 26. Participants will learn about this popular investment vehicle with topics including the advantages and disadvantages of mutual funds, fund options, how to analyze fees, investing for beginners and a demonstration of tools to analyze funds. Registration is available online at http://bit.ly/mutual2014.

The “Comparing Mutual Funds and Exchange Traded Funds” webinar will be presented from noon – 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 29 and will discuss the differences and benefits of these fund types including potential risks and rewards, tax efficiency, purchasing, expense and fee differences and how the funds may fit a person’s financial goals. Registration is available online at http://bit.ly/comparefunds.  

“These live seminars are an online learning opportunity offering a great way to improve your finances from the comfort of your home or office with the convenience of watching the archived version if you miss the live session,” said Julie England, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent with the UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County, who will be presenting the courses. “The webinars also benefit employers by providing employees with lunchtime financial education from the UF/IFAS Extension.” 

Recordings of previous webinars can be found at http://bit.ly/extwebinars. For more information, contact Julie England at 352-343-4101 ext. 2721 or julieeng@ufl.edu

The mission of the UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County is to develop knowledge in agricultural, human and natural resources and to make that knowledge accessible to sustain and enhance the quality of human life. The Extension provides free consultations, as well as educational programs on a variety of subjects. The Foundation for the Gator Nation – An Equal Opportunity Institute.

 

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More Information:
Julie England
352-343-4101 ext. 2721
julieeng@ufl.edu

Lake County media contact:
Elisha Pappacoda
Public Information Officer
Office: 352-343-9609; Cell: 352-460-2851
epappacoda@lakecountyfl.gov

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