My neighbor where I live loves to go to seminars. She decides whether she’s going to go based on where it’s being held, whether it’s a restaurant she likes or not. She invited me to go to one recently. It was on estate planning. It was all right. I can’t say I got that much out of it—my estate planning was done a long time ago—but it was fun to go and meet some new people.
The location: It was in the community center of the housing development where I live, so I only had to walk a block-and-a-half to get there. The advisor was also really good—very well-spoken and very knowledgeable. He wasn’t slick or pushy like most of those guys are. He just seemed like a straight-shooter, like he was doing it because he wanted to help people out. He gave out lots of free advice at the seminar, helpful hints about how not to run out of money in retirement, that sort of thing.