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November 14, 2008

Savvy Retirement Planning with Quicken--New Online Event from O'Reilly: First in Missing Manual's New Series of Live, Online Events with Experts

Bonnie Biafore Sebastopol, CA—Our downward-trending economy has hit 401K plans and retirement stock investments hard in recent months. What have we lost? What's salvageable? What can we do to chart a course for the future?

Bonnie Biafore, personal finance expert and also the author of Quicken 2009: The Missing Manual, is bringing the help you need. In this live, online event, she offers a two-pronged approach: first, you get a quick-and-dirty look at your current retirement finances so you know where you are. Then she shows you how to use Quicken to see if your current retirement plan is working. If it's not, you'll see whether changes you make to your retirement strategy might improve your retirement-plan results.

As part of her presentation, Biafore explains how to use Quicken to calculate the effect on your retirement portfolio of 401k contributions that increase over time, company matching contributions, and other major financial events in your life. In addition, she shows you how choosing different annual percentage returns can significantly affect the results of your plan and offers advice on how to pick a realistic annual return.

This is the first in a new series of webcasts from O'Reilly's Missing Manuals, designed to put you directly in touch with experts. Attendees will have the chance to ask questions, share experiences, and get on-the-spot advice. It's a truly interactive live event that you can participate in from your office or home.

Date: Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Time: 5:30 pm PT / 8:30 pm ET
Presented by: Bonnie Biafore
Duration: Approximately 90 minutes
Price: $39.99, includes a free copy of Quicken 2009: The Missing Manual (a $24.99 value) with free shipping in the US

For more information about the webcast, presenter, and free book offer, see:
http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/e/1170.

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