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University Of Toronto adult learning courses - Instructor Ellen Roseman

Ellen Roseman is one of the top leaders in Canada talking about your personal finances and money.

Ellen provides courses and seminars on a regular basis. To ensure you receive notice of Ellen's courses, click here, and send her your email and what you are interested in. 

Investing for Beginners, a 6-week in-person course at the downtown U. of T. campus (#1907).

It will run from Sept. 21, 2023, to Oct. 26, 2023Thursday evenings, 7 to 9 p.m.

Cost is $280, plus applicable taxes.



If you want to invest in stocks, bonds or mutual funds but have little or no experience, this course is for you. Whether you're working on your own or with an advisor, you'll learn basic concepts such as how to determine whether a security is fairly priced and understand how the economy affects stock and bond market cycles. The goal is to reduce your fear of investing so you can ask the right questions and get started down a profitable path.


  • Get the best deals in savings accounts and low-risk interest-earning investments.
  • Learn about the bond market and the value of bonds as a portrfolio stabilizer.
  • Learn about the stock market, including dividend-paying common stocks, value versus growth stocks and large mature stocks versus small startup companies.
  • Understand the pros and cons of owning mutual funds and exchange-traded funds as an alternative to individual stocks or bonds.
  • Compare active and passive management, including a "sleep easy" approach to investment.








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Ellen Roseman Podcast

Journalist Ellen Roseman and Canadian MoneySaver Editor in Chief Lana Sanichar interview leaders in personal finance and investing, as well as top bloggers, authors and entrepreneurs in the Moneysaver Podcast.

The goal is to help you save money and increase your assets. Learn how to make smart choices at every stage of your life, safeguard your interests and protect yourself from poor advice.

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My Book - Fight Back

In this book I distill the financial advice I give in my columns and blogs into 81 quick tips.

This book of "personal finance greatest hits" is filled with illustrative examples and cautionary advice.

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I am a former director and board chair of a nonprofit charity,  FAIR Canada, which fights for investor rights. 


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