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Ask questions - that’s the best advice about how to invest wisely. This on-line brochure provides some questions that you should ask about investment products, the people who sell those products, and the people who provide investment advice to you. It also includes some helpful tips on how to More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/28/2012
CFTC SmartCheck is a campaign of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). It connects investors to tools to check the registration, license, and disciplinary history of certain financial professionals. This collection of tools allows the responsible investor to confirm the credentials More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Guidance Tools Website
Tags: Investor, Education, Investor Education, Investing, Investment,
Date: 11/25/2014
A SIMPLE (Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees of Small Employers) IRA plan offers advantages to small businesses with 100 or fewer employees and provides a simplified way to contribute toward retirement. This publication highlights the advantages of a SIMPLE IRA plan and how to set up and More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Brochure
Tags: SIMPLE-IRA, ERISA, tax qualification, small business, contributions, fiduciary, trustee
Date: 8/9/2013
Many workers don't realize how important it is to get an early start on saving for retirement. This Department of Labor Employee Benefits Security Administration video provides information for workers about the importance of saving for retirement and how to get started. The video also has links to More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Video Website
Tags: longevity risk, retirement risk, tax-deferred retirement account, ERISA, mid-career, new entrants, new job, college seniors
Date: 8/9/2013
In consultation with the U.S. Department of the Treasury and President Bush's Advisory Council on Financial Literacy, the FINRA Investor Education Foundation commissioned the first national study of the financial capability of American adults in 2009. The overarching research objectives of the More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher
Type of Resource: Website
Date: 6/5/2013
Economic studies on households’ financial asset ownership and allocation have discussed the relationship between asset holdings and socioeconomic variables. The current research on asset ownership has been conducted with data from the country of China utilizing a random sample of 2080 Chinese More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Tags: China
Date: 3/4/2013
In 2008, the SEC commissioned a survey to evaluate "plain English" rules approved in 1998 with the goal of making mandated disclosures simpler, clearer and more useuful. Abt SBRI conducted the telephone survey on a national sample of 1000 adults who invested in stocks, bonds and/or mutual funds More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Tags: Disclosure
Date: 3/4/2013
The importance of investment portfolio allocation has become more apparent since the onset of the late 2000s Great Recession. Individual willingness to take financial risks affects portfolio decisions and investment returns among other factors. Previous research found that people of different ages More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Peer-reviewed
Tags: Risk tolerance
Date: 3/4/2013
This paper presents an overview of consumer financial well-being in transitional China. It provides an up-to-date and overall description of the Chinese urban households’ assets, liabilities, income, and consumption patterns. The data employed were collected by a national survey conducted in 2008. More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Peer-reviewed
Tags: China
Date: 3/4/2013
Explains how people who are thinking about buying collectible coins as an investment can research coins, the graders who assess them, and the dealers who sell them. Lists tip-offs to rip-offs. Includes a glossary and resources for additional information. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Fact Sheet
Date: 2/22/2013