I’ve mentioned the FCIC before and the wealth of free information they provide. Last time around we selected some of their resources pertaining to Small Business. Today it’s investing and saving. If you don’t have time to search for good articles, let alone for those endorsed by the .gov crowd, here are some good ones.
- 66 Ways to Save Money – Practical ways to cut everyday costs on transportation, insurance, banking, credit, housing, utilities, food, and more. [pdf available]
- Certificates of Deposit: Tips for Investors – Learn how CDs work, how to purchase them, and questions to ask before buying.
- Consumer’s Almanac. – Organize your expenses, save for the future, and manage your credit with monthly calendars and worksheets.
- Fiscal Fitness for Older Americans – Today’s seniors can expect a longer retirement than their parents. That also means more years of spending. This publication gives clear and specific guidance to help you set or adjust your plans for affording retirement, look at different sources of retirement funds, and avoid potential pitfalls. [pdf available]
- Get the Facts on Saving and Investing – Use this guide’s helpful tips and worksheets for calculating net worth, income, and expenses. [pdf available]
- How SIPC Protects You – If your brokerage firm closes due to bankruptcy or other financial difficulties, the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) works to return your assets. Find out what SIPC does and does not cover. [pdf available]
- Insuring Your Deposits – Find out if your bank or savings institution is insured, what types of accounts are covered, and how much of your money is protected.[pdf available]
- Internet Fraud: How to Avoid Internet Investment Scams – Questions to ask about online investment opportunities, tips on the warning signs of fraud, and what to do if you run into problems.
- Introduction to Mutual Funds – What they are, how to compare them, what to consider before investing, and how to avoid common pitfalls.
- Questions You Should Ask About Your Investments – The secret to investing wisely is knowing what to ask about investment products, your broker’s history, your investment’s performance, and how to handle problems.
Visit the FCIC for a wealth of info that your tax dollars probably helped fund (if you are in the US that is).