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A selection of websites that would be helpful in researching finance topics.

Government Resources

  • Educational Publications for Investors from the Securities and Exchange Commission
    The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy provides a variety of services and tools to address the problems and questions you may face as an investor. They do not tell you what investments to make, but can help you to invest wisely and avoid fraud.
  • Financial Facts Tool Kit
    Produced by the Securities and Exchange Commission to better inform consumers about saving and investing. Tips are included on planning for retirement, guides to mutual funds, market risks, corporate and municipal bonds.
  • Initial Public Offerings
    Provides fact sheets "about IPOs, particularly why investors have difficulty getting shares in an IPO, the pricing differences between the IPO and secondary market trading, and a brokerage firm's IPO eligibility requirements." From the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • Investor Information
    Investors can use this site from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for help with making wise investment decisions, protect investment dollars from securities fraud and abuse, and report concerns and problems. Includes mutual fund calculators, a complaint center, investor alerts, materials for teachers and students, complaint statistics, and related links. Some materials are in Spanish. Searchable and browsable.
  • Money Smart a Financial Education Audio Program from the FDIC
    This audio (MP3) version of Money Smart is designed to accommodate financial learning for individuals “on the go.” Designed to play on virtually any MP3 player, it has verbal descriptions and topic based scenarios. The audio uses detailed dialogue to deliver basic financial information. The learning segments, including General, Checking & Savings, Budget & Savings and Credit are short for easy listening.

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