Links of Interest to All Investors:
The Investor Protection Trust (IPT) provides information to consumers to help them
make informed investment decisions. The site provides separate links for retirees and people close to retirement.
Better Business Bureaus across the United States provide reports on business firms, charity groups
and organizations should be consulted before making an investment.
North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) is an international organization devoted to investor protection. It provides a number of investor tips, and an introduction to the most
common types of schemes, scams, and fraud.
The Security Industry Association's investor education Web site provides investing basics,
financial tools, and insights from industry experts.
The goal of the Alliance for Investor Education is to facilitate greater
understanding of investing, investments and the financial markets among investors of all ages.
The American Savings Education Council (ASEC) undertakes initiatives to raise public awareness about personal
financial independence. ASEC developed a Ballpark Estimate worksheet to
help identify approximately how much in savings is needed to fund a comfortable retirement.
Special Links for Seniors:
AARP is the leading nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people age 50 and over
in the United States.
Seniorworld is an online newsletter geared towards seniors' interests.
Top ten self-defense tips for older investors, compiled by the California Department of Corporations.
The Social Security Administration's Retirement Planner provides detailed information about
Social Security retirement benefits under current law.
Information and Tips Regarding Investment Fraud:
Seniors Against Investment Fraud, California Department of Corporations.
U.S. Security and Exchange Commission, Information on Internet
Federal Trade Commission staff reports on Investment Fraud.
Investment Fraud Info Center provides resources to research brokerage
fraud and legal rights associated with investment fraud.
Federal Citizen Information Center of the U.S. General
A collection of Internet Fraud Preventive Measures, compiled by the
Internet Fraud Complaint Center.
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