Wichita KS, June 7-9, 2013
Hotel: Hyatt Regency Wichita
InvestEd 2013 is just 11 months away. You asked for it, and we delivered! For the first time, we're landing in the "fly over states" at the city known as the Air Capital of the World. Located on the historic Chisholm Trail, Wichita, Kansas, boasts of 36 museums, 24 attractions, 20 live theaters, 32 golf courses, and over 1000 restaurants. The city has something for everyone.
On June 7-9, 2013, the biggest attraction in Wichita will be the InvestEd 2013 conference. Attendees will enjoy a first-class experience that includes a wide-ranging curriculum, interesting corporate presentations, a staffed Computer Lab, an educational and fun-filled Cyber Cafe, comfortable accommodations, and five full-course meals. At $99 plus tax per night, the centrally located Hyatt Regency Wichita is the perfect place for a great InvestEd. Come early, stay late, and enjoy all the city has to offer. Check the InvestEd website throughout the year for the unfolding conference program and registration information.
If you attended InvestEd 2012, or if you didn't, the InvestEd 2012 photo gallery is available to review. Join us for the education and fun of InvestEd 2013 in Wichita, June 7-9, 2013!
InvestEd Inc. Free Webinar
Sector and Industry Screening
Sunday, July 22, 2012
8:00 PM-9:00 PM ET / 5:00 PM-6:00 PM PT
Instructor: Saul Seinberg
Explore questions about finding growth companies for a club or individual. Discover how sector and industry screening can aid in uncovering candidate stocks that will help you reach diversification targets and rebalance portfolios for total return purposes. Review sector and industry screening capabilities based on several search websites. Learn how a focused look at predetermined market segments can be performed to find individual companies that meet predefined criteria.
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Saul is an InvestEd Inc. advisory director and an instructor. A former vice president for education of InvestEd, he teaches at local through national investor education events. He is a former director and vice president of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of BetterInvesting and of the online CGAB Alumni Investment Club. With degrees in electrical engineering and law, Saul spent most of his career as a corporate attorney. In addition, he served as an adjunct professor at Albany Law School in New York.
Over the years, my investment philosophy evolved from one of primarily growth to one of income with possible growth. After many years as a teacher, I retired without a salary that has the ability to increase. My current need is income that increases and offsets the damage inflation can do to my standard of living.
During this process of shifting from growth to income, I discovered the Standard and Poor's Dividend Aristocrats index. Now, instead of leaving home daily to earn money, I have an at-home job of finding ways to make my saved money work for me!
The name Dividend Aristocrats immediately caught my attention. Since over the years I learned to only invest in the best companies in an industry, good quality dividend-paying companies appealed to me. According to Merriam-Webster's website, a definition listed for aristocrat is "one believed to be superior of its kind." Thus began my quest for the best quality income producing stocks, ones superior to other dividend stocks.
According to Standard and Poor's website, the Dividend Aristocrats index gauges the performance of large blue chip companies in the Standard and Poor's 500 Index that have paid increasing dividends each and every year for a minimum of 25 consecutive years. Since December 1, 2011, only regular dividends, not special cash dividends, are considered for eligibility when determining the Dividend Aristocrat index. The 51 companies currently listed on the Dividend Aristocrats index may be found on the Forbes website.
I keep current with information about stocks that have found their way into my income portfolio by using a favorite website, Seeking Alpha.
Click the Dividends & Income tab to find articles about dividend stocks that will help you build an income portfolio and have your money work for you!
I like the window seat on a plane. I enjoy looking below at the scenery or out at the clouds. On my last fight, I had a nice seat near the front of the economy section. However, when making my online reservation and doing my seat selection, somehow I picked the only row without a window! Had I been diligent about using SeatGuru.com, I could have selected one row back and had my normal good views of the countryside.
Launched in 2001 by frequent business traveler Matthew Daimler and now owned by TripAdvisor, SeatGuru provides the traveler with aircraft seatmaps and seat reviews, including a color-coded system that identifies good choices for seats and poor choices. Over 700 different aircraft seatmaps are included for almost 100 airlines.
The traveler needs to know the airline and the type of aircraft. For example, I may choose to book a Delta flight that uses a Boeing 757 aircraft. Using the Delta website, I can determine more information about the particular aircraft, including the seating configuration, which I will need for SeatGuru.
Oh, my! For some aircraft, several versions appear. In an explanation section on the website, SeatGuru explains that Delta has 160 planes in its fleet that are Boeing 757-200 aircraft. While many are similar, taking the website's advice to verify the version will help in selecting a good seat. In this case, I would open Delta's website and take a look at my flight selection, noting seating configuration on that particular plane.
Once I have clicked on the appropriate aircraft, I will see an image of the seatmap that provides initial information. Using the seatmap key, I have information about the location of restrooms, emergency exists, and other areas of the aircraft, as well as information about the seats on the plane.
As I hover my mouse over a particular seat, I will see a popup box commenting on the particular seat that provides additional information about that seat, such as whether it has extra leg room, is missing a window, or has a seat that does not recline.
Armed with new knowledge about which seats are good, the traveler then heads back to the airline website where seat selection may be completed.
Additional information is available at SeatGuru once the aircraft has been selected. Information about checking in, baggage, traveling with pets, and in-flight amenities is included.
What about those hand-held devices so many people enjoy? Recently, SeatGuru launched its first iPhone app. Using TripAdvisor's flight search engine, travelers may book a flight, receive real-time flight status updates (courtesy of FlightAware), and even view comments made by other travelers who have occupied the seat you selected. As a bonus, you can configure the app to notify family, friends, or business associates if your flight arrival may be delayed.
Best of all: SeatGuru is free!
InvestEd Notebook Computers for Sale
Dell Inspiron 15 black notebook computers are for sale at the low price of $592.00 including tax, plus $30 for shipping, for a total of $622.00. InvestEd purchases new notebook computers to use for three days at the InvestEd conference and sells them at cost. The computer configuration and purchase information is on the InvestEd website.
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