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Make your money work for you and plan your finances wisely.

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Brian Asher’s Investment Planning workshops—one of Westside Extension’s original offerings in 1995—are still immensely popular today. Since 1985, through all kinds of economic environments, Brian has empowered investors to make intelligent investment decisions, implement informed strategies, and manage risk. Increase the likelihood of a better financial future using common sense and independent thinking, and learn how to take advantage of market fluctuations, increasing the potential for profit. It’s never too late to benefit from Brian’s wealth of knowledge and experience. All levels welcome.

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM; 7 sessions; starting 7/6/2017, ending 8/17/2017

Instructor : Brian Asher 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $149.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

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Start date: 07/06/17

End date: 08/17/17



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We offer several Personal Finance classes, generally two or more times a year.  Our Fall semester opens for registration in mid-August, our Spring in mid-January, and our Summer in mid-May.  We encourage you to add your name to our interest list to receive information on the next offering of classes.  To add your name to our interest list, simply register for this free class (add to your cart and checkout).  

Schedule : ; ; Class Skip Dates :Self-Paced

Instructor : Staff Staff 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $0.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Start Date: upon registration



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Cash, clothes, cars, real estate, investments, retirement accounts, pensions—everything accumulated during your lifetime—makes up your estate. Join this informative, interactive class to learn how to preserve and manage your assets while you still can, and then transfer them to your loved ones after you pass away. The process involves weighing various personal and financial decisions and creating legal arrangements to carry out those decisions. We’ll discuss how to properly receive an inheritance as well as how to give one, strategies to avoid expensive delays and legal challenges, as well as intelligent distribution of assets, including charitable giving. Wills, trusts, asset protection, probate and family businesses will also be discussed. Couples should attend together, if possible, for just $10 more.

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM; starting 7/13/2017, ending 7/13/2017

Instructor : Samuel Rad 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $25.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

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Start date: 07/13/17

End date: 07/13/17



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Brian Asher’s Investment Planning workshops—one of Westside Extension’s original offerings in 1995—are still immensely popular today. Since 1985, through all kinds of economic environments, Brian has empowered investors to make intelligent investment decisions, implement informed strategies, and manage risk. Increase the likelihood of a better financial future using common sense and independent thinking, and learn how to take advantage of market fluctuations, increasing the potential for profit. It’s never too late to benefit from Brian’s wealth of knowledge and experience. All levels welcome. Make a wise investment in yourself, take individual modules to meet your needs or save $124 by signing up for the whole 7-part series. If you take only one of Brian’s classes, take this one. This general overview applies whether you invest in stocks and bonds, bank accounts or real estate. Brian will cover the purpose of investing, how to start a savings plan, planning for emergencies, managing debt and why people fail to achieve financial independence.

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM; starting 7/6/2017, ending 7/6/2017

Instructor : Brian Asher 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $39.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Please read: SAVE MONEY. EVEN IF YOU ATTEND ONLY 4 ...More

Start date: 07/06/17

End date: 07/06/17



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Brian Asher’s Investment Planning workshops—one of Westside Extension’s original offerings in 1995—are still immensely popular today. Since 1985, through all kinds of economic environments, Brian has empowered investors to make intelligent investment decisions, implement informed strategies, and manage risk. Increase the likelihood of a better financial future using common sense and independent thinking, and learn how to take advantage of market fluctuations, increasing the potential for profit. It’s never too late to benefit from Brian’s wealth of knowledge and experience. All levels welcome. Make a wise investment in yourself, take individual modules to meet your needs or save $124 by signing up for the whole 7-part series. Take the mystery out of the stock market. Learn what stock is and how it works—plus talk about stock yields, the three rules of stock investing, making your money grow, and the importance of dividends.

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM; starting 7/13/2017, ending 7/13/2017

Instructor : Brian Asher 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $39.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Please read: SAVE MONEY. EVEN IF YOU ATTEND ONLY 4 ...More

Start date: 07/13/17

End date: 07/13/17



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Brian Asher’s Investment Planning class is a time-tested, exceptionally robust educational experience. One of Westside Extension’s initial offerings in 1995, it continues with immense popularity today. Over 19 years, through all kinds of economic environments, Brian has empowered investors to make intelligent investment decisions. Gain valuable information to help you manage risk and implement informed strategies. Increase the likelihood of a better financial future by developing and maintaining a winning attitude using common sense and independent thinking, and learn how to take advantage of market fluctuations, increasing your potential for profit. Time is on your side, it’s never too late to benefit from Brian’s vast wealth of knowledge and experience.  Make a wise investment in yourself, take individual modules to meet your needs or save $124 by signing up for the whole 7-part series.   Investing as little as $50 a month with a 10% return can make your investment grow to more than $10,000 in 10 years. This popular class is great for anyone with little or no investment experience. Topics include basic investment terminology, what diversification really means, indexed funds, and the basics of mutual fund analysis, and more.

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM; starting 7/20/2017, ending 7/20/2017

Instructor : Brian Asher 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $39.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Please read: SAVE MONEY. EVEN IF YOU ATTEND ONLY 4 ...More

Start date: 07/20/17

End date: 07/20/17



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Brian Asher’s Investment Planning workshops—one of Westside Extension’s original offerings in 1995—are still immensely popular today. Since 1985, through all kinds of economic environments, Brian has empowered investors to make intelligent investment decisions, implement informed strategies, and manage risk. Increase the likelihood of a better financial future using common sense and independent thinking, and learn how to take advantage of market fluctuations, increasing the potential for profit. It’s never too late to benefit from Brian’s wealth of knowledge and experience. All levels welcome. Make a wise investment in yourself, take individual modules to meet your needs or save $124 by signing up for the whole 7-part series.   With several thousand mutual funds to choose from, how do you pick? Learn more about analyzing mutual funds, load vs no-load funds, funds families, your 401(k) and 403(b) investment options, and exchange traded funds (ETFs).

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM; starting 7/27/2017, ending 7/27/2017

Instructor : Brian Asher 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $39.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Please read: SAVE MONEY. EVEN IF YOU ATTEND ONLY 4 ...More

Start date: 07/27/17

End date: 07/27/17



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Brian Asher’s Investment Planning workshops—one of Westside Extension’s original offerings in 1995—are still immensely popular today. Since 1985, through all kinds of economic environments, Brian has empowered investors to make intelligent investment decisions, implement informed strategies, and manage risk. Increase the likelihood of a better financial future using common sense and independent thinking, and learn to how to take advantage of market fluctuations, increasing the potential for profit. It’s never too late to benefit from Brian’s wealth of knowledge and experience. All levels welcome. Make a wise investment in yourself, take individual modules to meet your needs or save $124 by signing up for the whole 7-part series. Learn why the internet may or may not be your friend when it comes to doing stock research. Solid stock research involves looking at earnings per share, price earnings ratio, PEG ratio, and GARP—along with reading analytical tools like Value Line and Standard & Poor’s reports.

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM; starting 8/3/2017, ending 8/3/2017

Instructor : Brian Asher 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $39.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Please read: SAVE MONEY. EVEN IF YOU ATTEND ONLY 4 ...More

Start date: 08/03/17

End date: 08/03/17



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Brian Asher’s Investment Planning workshops—one of Westside Extension’s original offerings in 1995—are still immensely popular today. Since 1985, through all kinds of economic environments, Brian has empowered investors to make intelligent investment decisions, implement informed strategies, and manage risk. Increase the likelihood of a better financial future using common sense and independent thinking, and learn to how to take advantage of market fluctuations, increasing the potential for profit. It’s never too late to benefit from Brian’s wealth of knowledge and experience. All levels welcome. Make a wise investment in yourself, take individual modules to meet your needs or save $124 by signing up for the whole 7-part series. Bonds are an integral investment choice. Brian will demystify government, tax free municipal, and corporate bonds—plus ratings, and how to purchase. He’ll also address proper investment allocation between stocks, bonds, and other assets to reduce portfolio risk.

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM; starting 8/10/2017, ending 8/10/2017

Instructor : Brian Asher 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $39.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Please read: SAVE MONEY. EVEN IF YOU ATTEND ONLY 4 ...More

Start date: 08/10/17

End date: 08/10/17



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Brian Asher’s Investment Planning workshops—one of Westside Extension’s original offerings in 1995—are still immensely popular today. Since 1985, through all kinds of economic environments, Brian has empowered investors to make intelligent investment decisions, implement informed strategies, and manage risk. Increase the likelihood of a better financial future using common sense and independent thinking, and learn to how to take advantage of market fluctuations, increasing the potential for profit. It’s never too late to benefit from Brian’s wealth of knowledge and experience. All levels welcome. Make a wise investment in yourself, take individual modules to meet your needs or save $124 by signing up for the whole 7-part series. Take control! Learn how easy and wise it is to take advantage of tax-deferred savings accounts, traditional and Roth IRAs, IRA rollovers, and 401k and 403b plans. Start building your nest egg today.

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM; starting 8/17/2017, ending 8/17/2017

Instructor : Brian Asher 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $39.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Please read: SAVE MONEY. EVEN IF YOU ATTEND ONLY 4 ...More

Start date: 08/17/17

End date: 08/17/17



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The #1 fear of retirees is running out of money, according to AARP. The average retiree misses out on thousands of dollars simply by not understanding how to optimize Social Security benefits. Don’t let this be you! This easy-to-understand class demystifies the social security system. and presents the wide variety of options. For instance, there are 201 different ways a married couple can claim benefits! Failing to use the right strategy can lose you hundreds of thousands of dollars over your lifetime and potentially put a surviving spouse at serious financial risk. Almost everyone is going to file for Social Security and this class will help singles and couples maximize their benefits. Unfortunately, it will not help those who’ve been collecting for more than a year. Couples should attend together, so bring your significant other for only $10 more.

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM; starting 7/22/2017, ending 7/22/2017

Instructor : Samuel Rad 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $29.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

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Start date: 07/22/17

End date: 07/22/17



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Need money? You can convert home equity to cash for medical expenses, additional monthly income, a tax-free line of credit, or an advance on an inheritance. The reverse mortgage program grew rapidly during the last decade; new guidelines took effect in March 2015. Dean will discuss the pros and cons of reverse mortgages, the myths surrounding them, things to consider, and how to obtain them if you choose. So if you’re a homeowner age 62 or over – or know someone who is – you may want to attend this class.

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM; starting 7/25/2017, ending 7/25/2017

Instructor : Dean Higuchi 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $39.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Start date: 07/25/17

End date: 07/25/17



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