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The SEC Office of Investor Education and Advocacy initiated a public service campaign in February 2016 focused on helping individuals protect themselves from investment fraud. The campaign reminds investors of the importance of checking the background and registration status of investment More information...
Audience: Individual
Date: 4/20/2017
Over the past decade, American investors increasingly have turned to mutual funds to save for retirement and other financial goals. Mutual funds can offer the advantages of diversification and professional management. But, as with other investment choices, investing in mutual funds involves risk. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 4/20/2017
Explains the difference between gold bullion and gold bullion coins. Offers tips to help people investigate before they invest, and 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
This Toolkit is designed to provide caseworkers, independent living skills providers, congregate care providers, foster parents, and other supportive adults with strategies and resources to critically evaluate and improve their current approaches to financial capability. It is designed for those More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher Youth
Tags: Foster Care, Transitional Living, Financial Capability, Youth, Young Adults, Integration, Credit, Taxes, Credit Report, Insurance
Date: 4/12/2017
Traditional economic theory posits that people make decisions by maximizing a utility function in which all of the relevant constraints and preferences are included and weighed appropriately. Behavioral economists and decision-making researchers, however, are interested in how people make decisions More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher Teacher
Type of Resource: Peer-reviewed
Tags: Behavioral economics, decision making, retirement savings
Date: 4/12/2017
The practice of spreading money among different investments to reduce risk is known as diversification. By picking the right group of investments, you may be able to limit your losses and reduce the fluctuations of investment returns without sacrificing too much potential gain. To learn more about More information...
Audience: Individual
Date: 4/20/2017
If you’re in the market for a job, an investment, or a business to run in your off-hours or as an encore career, there are some mighty convincing promoters out there who promise high returns, low risk, and ‘golden’ opportunities just waiting for the right buyer. Take the time to ask the questions More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher
Type of Resource: Website
Date: 3/31/2017
A guide from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to help consumers retiring from a traditional pension plan navigate their payout options. The guide gives near-retirees the information they need to understand the trade-offs of taking their pension in a monthly payment or in a lump sum. The More information...
Audience: Individual
Tags: Pensions, Investment, Lump sums, Retirement income, Annuities
Date: 4/6/2016
To accompany Hands-On Learning to Build Financial Habits: Federal Resources to Encourage School-Based and Youth Savings Programs, this document is intended to provide information on non-governmental research and resources that may be useful to financial institutions, state, local, or tribal More information...
Audience: Individual Youth
Type of Resource: Article Consumer report Guidance Report Tools Websites
Tags: hands on, hands-on, child savings, child, savings, resource, research, youth
Date: 3/24/2015
This website displays a comprehensive list of questions and answers about bank accounts, from opening an account, fees, stop payment orders, and more. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Website
Date: 4/13/2015