Upcoming Speakers
Four speakers on:
Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 9:45 AM to 12:45 PM

Tom Cock and Don McDonald

Tom and Don bring their spirited radio presentation to our live seminar audience. Discover why we may be living in the first generation of "real" investors. See the evolution of investing from its roots in gut-level speculation to its present form. Tom and Don will take you on a journey from the past when investing was almost unheard of to a present in which investing is a more scientific pursuit.

Tom Cock has been a financial journalist for more than 25 years. He was the host of PBS's "Serious Money" show, for which he received a Regional Emmy nomination.

Don McDonald hosted the nationally syndicated program "The Don McDonald Show" from 1988 to 2007. He also wrote and published "The Don McDonald Moneyletter" for 15 years.

Tom and Don co-host the weekly "Talking Real Money" show on KOMO AM and FM. In 2009, they co-founded Vestory LLC, a registered investment adviser, which now manages more than $250 million for clients in 24 states.

Attend this seminar to learn:
  • How science-based investing is replacing more-speculative approaches to wealth-building
  • Why increased lifespans and pension changes have made investing a necessity for all workers
  • How traditional Wall Street investment advice and products are slowly being phased out

Peter Chandler

Peter Chandler shows how you stack up with your peers on saving, borrowing and making financial decisions and describes investing dos and don'ts.

Peter Chandler is director of investor education for FINRA - the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority - based in Washington, DC. He is responsible for writing many of FINRA's Investor Alerts and other publications with a national circulation.

He has a B.A. in English and philosophy from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a master's in marketing from the Johns Hopkins University.

Attend this seminar to learn:
  • What products and situations pose particular risk to investors in 2016, and how to avoid them
  • How to use FINRA's BrokerCheck, Fund Analyzer and other tools

David Gaba

Did you know that FINRA pays $600 to $725 per day for ordinary citizens to serve as arbitrators? David Gaba explains how you can supplement your income by serving on arbitration panels requested by your fellow investors.

David Gaba represents consumers and professionals in complex security matters, including FINRA arbitrations. Prior to joining Compass Law Group, he was assistant attorney general for the state of Washington and an administrative law judge. He has a J.D. and MBA from the University of Nebraska and is a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators.

Attend this seminar to learn:
  • The role of arbitration in the securities industry
  • How FINRA finds & pays citizens to sit on arbitration panels
  • How you can be a paid arbitrator for FINRA or use it to recover money mismanaged by a broker
Date:    Saturday, November 19, 2016 

Time:    9:30 a.m. — Registration
              9:45 a.m. — Presentation begins
            12:45 p.m. — Adjournment

Location: Mercer Island Community and Event Center
8236 SE 24th St.
Mercer Island, WA 98040-2235
(206) 236-3545

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In Advance: (postmarked by 11/14 or online by 11/18)

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At the Door: 

Space permitting, maximum 200.  We accept a contribution of any amount at the door for each person who attends.


Contact us at least 24 hours prior to the meeting for a full refund.

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