A GUIDE FOR TEACHERS is a downloadable webpage that covers the basics of managing credit and debt, saving and investing, planning for retirement, and how you can protect yourself from fraud.
COMPOUND INTEREST AND SAVINGS GOAL CALCULATORS are used to determine how much money can grow to through the power of compound interest. It also calculates how much money needs to be contributed monthly in order to achieve a specific savings goal.
INVESTOR.GOV is a resource to help you learn how to make sound investment decisions and avoid fraud. Page titles include Introduction to Investing, Research Before You Invest, and Protect Your Investments. Also included are links to FINRA's BrokerCheck system and to investor complaint and questions forms.
INVESTOR PREPAREDNESS CHECKLIST is designed to help you prepare for your financial future. It includes eleven tips, such as start early, identify goals, create a plan, pay off high interest debt, participate in a 401(k), do a background check on your investment professional, research investments thoroughly, diversify, and understand risk tolera...
MUTUAL FUNDS AND ETFs: A GUIDE FOR INVESTORS is a brochure that explains how mutual funds and ETFs work, what factors to consider before investing, and how to avoid common pitfalls. While they can offer diversification and professional management, they also involve risk and returns can be diminished by fees and taxes.
ROADMAP TO SAVING AND INVESTING is a downloadable webpage that outlines steps to help you define and meet your financial goals. It includes setting goals, paying off credit cards, saving for a rainy day, diversifying investments, gauging risk tolerance, and understanding investment options.
SAVING AND INVESTING: A ROADMAP TO YOUR FINANCIAL SECURITY is a booklet that helps people create their financial plan and assess their current situation. It also describes investment types, risks, and taxes, and how to avoid common pitfalls.
SAVING AND INVESTING FOR STUDENTS is designed to help students get started on a long-term financial plan, including setting goals, assessing your current situation, understanding investment types and risks, and how to check the background and licensing of investment professionals and firms.
STOPPING AFFINITY FRAUD IN YOUR COMMUNITY is a booklet designed to raise awareness about investment scams that target groups. It describes key strategies to protect yourself and your community from the potentially devastating impact of crooks who infiltrate ethnic, religious, and other groups to work investment scams from within.
TAKING STOCK IN TEEN TRADING is an article based on the premise that it's never too early to think about saving and investing. It focuses on understanding the smart way to invest for the future, including to research investment opportunities, understand that online trading is not a game, avoid social media pressure, and invest for the long term.
VISION BOARD: INVEST FOR YOUR FUTURE is designed to help students think about saving and investing for their future financial goals. Investor.gov offers additional financial planning tools to help create a plan and check the background of investment professionals.