Money 101: Personal Finance, Investing, and Retirement for Residents of Japan

JALT Group: 
Event Speaker: 
Ben Shearon
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for non-JALT members: 
Students - Free; Non-members - 500 yen
Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Abstract:
Many teachers in Japan would like to get their finances in order, but aren't quite sure where to start. This exposes them to three big potential dangers: not doing anything, doing the wrong thing, and being taken advantage of by ‘advisors’ or financial institutions.

This workshop will cover basic aspects of personal finance and investing, as well as specific investing and retirement options for residents of Japan. A reading list of websites and recommended books will also be provided.

Come with questions, and leave with information and a road map of where to find answers. Putting your financial affairs in order is like planting a tree: the best time to do it was twenty years ago. The second best time is now.

About the presenter:
Ben Shearon is an English teacher based in Sendai, Japan. He is passionate about extensive reading and personal finance. Ben runs the teaching blog sendaiben.org and the personal finance site retirejapan.info.