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Some of us started with virtually no knowledge of Investing and the instructor was able to take us from the very basics like Stocks and Bonds to an advanced level of understanding where we were able to make prudent decisions to choose the best investments based on our needs.
There is a massive amount of information on Investing available – investment types, retirement plans, investing services. The class was unbiased by giving you all your options and the knowledge necessary to make the best choice for yourself.
On the last day, he also touched base on Investment Practice Accounts which was very beneficial given the practical experience to play around and get the hang of the market before actually moving on to the “real world of investment".
The classes were engaging, funny and relevant for an otherwise very dry subject matter.
“Finance may not be something, that most people enjoy dealing with. It is complicated, hard and scary.
So when I went to the Personal finance class. I was worried about what my experience would be like.
But once they started the presentation, my worries were gone and I was amazed.
They made it so simple that even a 10 year old kid can understand. Most importantly, they were not there to sell any financial product!
I strongly recommend this service because I believe knowledge on Personal finance is one of the most important things to have in our lives!
Valista's financial literacy programs are a breath of fresh air.
The content provided through their learning programs is very engaging and relatable, making personal finance an interesting topic.
Thanks to the Valista team for taking the time to de-mystify investing and helping us all to get the most out of our hard earned money.
Personal finance can be a very dry topic, but the workshops I attended made it engaging and interesting.
The instruction is comprehensive, covering everything you need to know to save and invest wisely. The instructor takes special care in working through many examples so that each concept is crystal clear.
I liked how he added humourous tidbits and connected concepts to current news because it helps them stick in my memory.
He also draws from his past industry experience to give advice on trickier topics. I entered the workshops with zero knowledge of personal finance and left feeling much more confident in planning my financial future.
"Even without any knowledge of investing the class is really helpful. The videos used make it easy to understand.
All the knowledge required to start investing is covered in a fun and interesting way".
The Valista team are not only knowledgeable experts in finance, they are experts at communicating their knowledge in a way that is both fun and engaging for the students!
This course gave as much as possible in the limited time that there was of 5 classes.
The handouts for each class are essential reading and should be used for future reference. The instructor kept us pointed in the correct direction & answered all questions. He did not just rush out the door at the end of the class but answered questions. If the material was too much to cover in the allotted 2 hours, they stayed the extra time necessary to finish.
If there had been another class starting at the end of his class I am sure that the instructor would have been certain to cover all the course material. I would take another course if what they were teaching was a subject which was important to me. Thank you!
It was a wonderful experience, after being out of school for a while.
Learned a lot and the instructor kept what could have been very dry material entertaining and humorous with the presentation slides which meant he kept my attention, I learned a lot of the theory that has made me comfortable to do my own trading.
He covered a lot of material and obviously knew what needed to be covered more than I did. Very calm, approachable and knowledgeable, willing to pursue responses to questions on which research was needed, makes for a great teacher/trainer.
The 5-week class offered was an excellent course which covered all aspects of personal investment. It was comprehensive as the course covered all types of investments (e.g. stocks, bonds, mutual funds, ETFs) as well as the various tax avoidance or deferral plans such as RRSPs, TFSAs, etc.
The instructor is knowledgeable on the subject and he shows great enthusiasm and humor throughout the class. He communicates well with his students and his presentation repertoire is the best I have seen.
The instructor always takes time to answer student questions. After taking this course, l am confident I can take what I have learned and apply it to my own investments.
I have always thought of myself as someone with good personal finance knowledge given my academic and professional background.
Having participated in the Valista Education program after multiple requests, I realized there was still a lot more to learn.
Learning about the different investment products and account types such as RRSPs/RESPs/TFSAs can be overwhelming. These topics are complicated, boring and often taken for granted.
However, this program addresses these topics in a very clear and unbiased manner, combined with a good sense of humour!
Even if you have a basic personal finance understanding, you will learn something by participating in the program, given the depth and breadth of the topics covered.
The classes worked for me. My background includes maths of finance and an understanding of the basic features of most instruments, so some topics were already known to me.
What I needed was greater comfort with the mechanics of investing and being able to discuss options with advisors etc. I think I now have what sufficient knowledge in those areas. So the course met my needs really well!
The pace was about right, sometimes too slow at the start of some classes and then speeding up near the end.
I liked the cartoon visuals, your humor and ability to engage the students. The two hours always went quickly.
"Many thanks to Valista Education for organizing and hosting the presentation. Coming from another country, I did not know any of the terms used in the Financial markets, as it was never made part of my Academic learning.
I was a bit skeptical and scared of Investing, but after an engaging and easy to comprehend presentation, I have a much better understanding on how to proceed and will soon start Investing. I look forward to attending your Advanced classes to learn more!"
Valista's classes were great, so much valuable information in the simplest way possible.
The instructor is very knowledgeable about finances and he delivers the information in a very understandable way
The financial knowledge I gained gave me the confidence to discuss ways to invest and to actually start investing.
I never thought I would understand Stocks, Bonds or even RRSPs, but this fun, engaging and well-constructed class made it simple.
I highly recommend it to everyone.
I never put much thought into Investing, RRSPs or Mutual Funds. However, I happened to view a few videos by Valista Education. Unexpectedly, I became very interested - investing seemed real and something that I should look into.
I had the opportunity to attend a few of their classes and I was able to easily grasp and retain the information presented. Particularly, the different types of investments and how they work along with corresponding pros and cons for each. Not only are the classes educational but also quite entertaining.
From an early age, my focus has always been on studies or work, without paying much attention to investing. However, thanks to Valista, I now see the importance of investing and can apply the knowledge acquired. I am positive there are many people with a similar story, I highly recommend this program!
This truly is "Investment Education" for the average person.
I first took a look at the videos online and following this attended classes held by the Valista team.
It was a great experience, I am not sure that the lessons which were taught could have been made easier and surprisingly it was also fun.
This probably was the only way that I would feel comfortable investing and have started making the first steps to set up an Investment account.
Great work by the Valista Team!
Excellent class on Investing, the many ways one can invest and the pitfalls and opportunities related thereto.
The Valista Education personal finance program seeks to educate students about important financial decisions that we all have to make.
I learned a great deal about investments, insurance, and tax from participating in this program and would highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in learning about personal finance.
I recently attended two 3 hour sessions hosted by Valista Education Inc. on Financial Education.
Although the sessions were short, they were robust and surprisingly packaged with very useful information on how to grow your money.
What I really enjoyed about the session was the way in which economic principles such as “Compound Interest” were simplified in a relatable manner; honestly, my granny could probably understand.
Before these sessions, I had no idea how investment worked, or the different types of mutual funds for that matter… thank goodness now I do!
I can now make more informed decisions on where to invest my hard-earned dollars.
The Valista team gave an excellent presentation at the Fort York branch - Toronto Public Library on the topic of learning different types of investments.
Their presentation was easy to understand and gave the audience a new way of looking at how to invest and why it is important to start investing.
“The class addressed a serious topic like Investing yet was very enjoyable.
I understood almost the entire class, despite English being my second language.
The class explained concepts very visually which was very effective for me.”
In a short period of five two hour lessons. The instructor delivered a wealth of investment information to a class of Seniors.
His knowledge of the course he was teaching and the explanation of the different items involved considering the short time frame for the project was excellent. I only wished we had more time to practice the simulated stock market in class. Thank you for sharing your wealth of knowledge with a bunch of seniors!