Saturday, January 29, 2000

Enquirer seminar offers tips

The Cincinnati Enquirer

        Happy Financial Independence Day. It's not too late to celebrate by attending The Cincinnati Enquirer's personal finance seminar at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center.

  When: Today. Registration begins at 8 a.m.; keynote address at 9 a.m.
  Where: Northern Kentucky Convention Center, 1 W. River Center Blvd., Covington.
  Cost: $15.
        Registration starts at 8 a.m. today, with the keynote address at 9 a.m. Gene Stanaland is expected to speak for about an hour about today's complex economy and issues we face.

        Mr. Stanaland, the former dean of the economics department at Auburn University, is known for making complicated subjects understandable and fun. He is known as the Will Rogers of economics.

        The real fun starts at 10 a.m., with an offering of 24 breakout sessions on topics ranging from how to select a financial adviser to strategies of withdrawing money from qualified retirement accounts.

        Most of the speakers are lawyers, certified financial planners or chartered financial consultants and are members of the Financial Planning Asso ciation of Greater Cincinnati. The FPA — formed by the merger of the International Association of Financial Planners and the Institute of Certified Financial Planners — is cosponsoring the event.

        Rob Grossheim, local FPA president, said attendees should expect high quality, pressure-free information.


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