California hosts free personal finance seminar for seniors

Seniors in the Los Angeles area will soon have an opportunity to hear from some of the region’s top retirement advisors at an event hosted by a local non-profit organization.

As reported in the Camarillo Acorn newspaper, the Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation will host the ninth annual Senior Congress in the city of Thousand Oaks, and the event’s aim is to equip seniors with the knowledge and ability to save and invest for their retirement years.

“While seniors are concerned about how long they will survive on the money (e.g., pensions, Social Security, investments), they are not always knowledgeable enough to make all the right choices for the future,” Karen Malatesta, executive director of Las Virgenes Future Foundation, told the newspaper.

A panel of 10 personal finance experts will present on Wednesday, February 6 at a local Catholic church.

One of the topics to be discussed will be jobs for seniors, and how changes in the United States economy have affected the landscape for older workers.

Other areas that will be discussed include Social Security, how retired Baby Boomers can live frugally, as well as affordable travel ideas and even a session on estate planning and bequest giving.

There is no charge for admission. For more information, visit