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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Who Ya Gonna Call?

For investment advice?









Yeah, I know, you feel that they have all your money and bank accounts already but...

How about the Federal Government.

The SEC to be exact.

It seems that the SEC has a new investment site called investor.gov up and running which is really pretty good.

It's not flashy. It has the look and feel of a monolithic government building.

But it does provide really good basic information, in a well organized and "one-stop" format, on the following:

How to start planning.
How to choose good investments, firms, and brokers.
How to keep what you got.
In other words avoid scams, fraudulent investments and advice.

In light of all the recent economic downturns, investment schemes, and news about people loosing life savings; it is nice to see the SEC provide a site filled with valuable information and education regarding savings and investments.

They even have a section dedicated to retirements and seniors.

And it's all free. With no sign up, registration or anything except an Internet connection and your thirst for knowledge required.

The idea is simple.
The site well thought out and easy to navigate.
And fits in perfectly with their posted mission statement.

The mission of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation.

As more and more first-time investors turn to the markets to help secure their futures, pay for homes, and send children to college, our investor protection mission is more compelling than ever.


Which is exactly what the SEC is supposed to do.

Well done.

Happy Trick or Treating !!!

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