Investing Classes Worth the Money

Don't waste your time in free seminars. You'll learn more at these conferences.

Most of us would like to be better investors. Who wouldn't like to make millions off a few good stock picks and retire early? Heck, most of us would settle for being able to pick investments that grow steadily over the years until we retire in our sixties.

So maybe you've been tempted by the infomercials for trading systems that claim to teach you how to master the markets. Kiplinger's Personal Finance Associate Editor Thomas Anderson actually sat through several free seminars that promised to help people become successful traders. He shares the lessons he learned in Our Man Goes Undercover and Tells All.

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Cameron Huddleston
Former Online Editor,

Award-winning journalist, speaker, family finance expert, and author of Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk.

Cameron Huddleston wrote the daily "Kip Tips" column for She joined Kiplinger in 2001 after graduating from American University with an MA in economic journalism.