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General Information

External Websites and Resources:

  • FINRA's Smart 401(k) Investing site includes information on 401(k) plans, from enrollment to managing your account.
  • Security Futures: An Introduction to Their Uses and Risks from the National Futures Association.
  • Understanding Your Brokerage Account Statements from the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association.
  • Smart Saving for College, including 529 plans and other savings options. National Association of Securities Dealers (FINRA).
  • Hedging Your Bets - Hedge funds information, from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • Concentrate on Concentration Risk - A diversified portfolio tends to be harder to achieve than simply following the mantra: don't put all your investment eggs in one basket (FINRA).
  • Path to Investing The Securities Industry Association Website - includes guided trips by experts in the securities industry and academia, a dictionary of financial terms and more.
  • The U.S. Department of Labor's Saving Fitness: A Guide to Your Money and Your Financial Future (PDF) explores managing your financial life from beginning a savings plan to avoiding financial setbacks.
  • is a project of the National Endowment for Financial Education and Community Action Partnership. Basic financial management information for low and moderate-income families.
  • The Consumer Literacy Consortium's 66 Ways to Save Money.
  • Financial Security in Later Life - A program of the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension aimed at educating and encouraging individuals and families as they plan their financial futures.
  • Investing for Your Future is a project of the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Topics covered include setting goals, investment terminology, specific investments, investor resources, and how to select a financial professional and avoid scams.
  • Fake Seals and Phony Numbers: How Fraudsters Try to Look Legit - Online scam artists increasingly use the seal and phone number of the Securities and Exchange Commission to help carry out their frauds. Instead of the real SEC phone number, investors are offered a connection to con artists. U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Corporate Bankruptcy - What Every Investor Should Know - Stock of bankrupt companies is sometimes sold to or purchased by investors in the expectation that the stock's value will rise when the company emerges from bankruptcy. Although a company's stock may trade while the firm reorganizes under Chapter 11 (provided New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq listing requirements are met), once reorganization is complete, new stock may be issued. That means the stock traded during bankruptcy may become worthless. U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • NASAA-CSA Investment Fraud Awareness Quiz - This 12-question, interactive quiz offers immediate answers and will help you learn what you can do to avoid becoming a victim of investment fraud. North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) and the Canadian Securities Administrators.
  • Choose to Save provides youth to seniors with valuable financial tools and calculators. Sponsored by the Employee Benefit Research Institute and the American Savings Education Council.

Investor Alerts

External Websites and Resources:

  • If you respond to an investment idea like this, you could get scammed! A fabricated website to alert investors to the potential of online fraud. Created by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the North American Securities Administrators Association, and the Investment Company Institute.
  • A warning on the dangers of foreign currency trading fraud (PDF) issued jointly by the North American Securities Administrators Association and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

Tools, Worksheets & Quizzes

Senior Investors

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Youth Programs

External Websites and Resources:

  • 401Kidz - Entertaining young people while teaching money management skills, offers interactive financial games and tools, quizzes, educational contests and a curriculum designed for children and parents to learn, save and invest together. IFSG, Inc.
  • 12 Principles that every young person should know - Aimed at young people, each month offers a different financial principal complete with a mini-lesson and learning objectives. Developed by the Virginia Council on Economic Education and sponsored by the Jumpstart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy.

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