WICHITA Ė The Sedgwick County Extension Education Center will hold a workshop on the Women Investment Education Program (WIEP) from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 10, 17, 24, 28 and Oct. 1 in the Sunflower room at the Extension Center, 7001 W. 21st St. North in Wichita. The cost for the workshops is $20.
These workshops are addressed to:
Widows who, for the first time ever, are being forced to manage the familyís investments and they need help understanding what they own before learning how to manage it.Divorcees who, again, fall into the same situation above but may have received half of an ex-husbandís retirement and donít know what they have or how to manage it.Married women who want to understand where their joint monies are being invested. Their husbands are working or retired and have no time to explain.Women who simply wish to know more about investing but are too intimidated to ask anyone.
Women earn $1 trillion a year, yet they still often lack the knowledge and confidence to invest their money.
A recent Harris poll shows that only 53 percent of women have the confidence to invest, as compared to the 82 percent of men who are confident investors.
A recent poll commissioned by the Heinz Foundation found that women spend more on dining out than they do on funding their retirements.
The same poll revealed that the person women trust most for financial advice is Oprah.
Register at www.sedgwick.ksu.edu or call (316) 660-0100, ext. 0127.