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AIE IDENTIFIES 10 TOP SAVING AND INVESTING RESOURCE MATERIALS IN SPANISH

WASHINGTON, D.C.//June 27, 2013//The nonprofit Alliance for Investor Education (AIE) is issuing today "Recursos en español sobre ahorros e inversiones/Saving and Investing Resources in Spanish" – a round-up of the best available investor education resources in Spanish. AIE is a consortium of 21 leading U.S. financial-related foundations, nonprofit organizations, associations and governmental agencies.

AIE President Sue Duncan, who also serves as vice president of the Investment Company Institute Education Foundation (ICIEF), said: "Many members of the Alliance offer a variety of materials for Spanish-speaking consumers and those who work with and help inform investors. By compiling a number of these top saving and investing resources in one place, we hope to be a one-stop shop for consumers, financial advisers and educators who need the best in saving and investing resources in Spanish."

The new Recursos en español sobre ahorros e inversiones / Saving and Investing Resources in Spanish section of the AIE Web site features the following 10 top resources for consumers:

  1. Ballpark E$timate en español/Ballpark E$timate in Spanish - American Savings Education Council/Employee Benefit Research Institute. This is an easy-to-use, two-page worksheet that helps you quickly identify approximately how much you need to save to fund a comfortable retirement.

  2. Estafas y chantajes: Una guía educativa para prevenir fraudes financieros/Scams and Swindles: An Educational Guide to Avoiding Investment Fraud - National Futures Association. This guide describes common characteristics of investment scams and outlines steps individuals can take to avoid them.

  3. Hágase cargo antes de que una mala inversión se haga cargo de usted / Take Charge Before a Bad Deal Takes You - Investor Protection Trust. This is a brochure about the warning signs of financial fraud and how to do your research to avoid being a victim of fraud.

  4. ¡Cuidado, alguien quiere su dinero!/Careful Someone Wants Your Money - U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). This includes resources from the CFTC on how to protect yourself from fraud, the warning signs of fraud and different types of fraud.

  5. Cómo invertir en bonos con inteligencia/Smart Bond Investing - Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. This is a guide to help current and future bond investors better understand bonds as an important component of a balanced portfolio.

  6. Declaración de los derechos de los inversionistas/Statement of Investor Rights - CFA Institute. The Statement of Investor Rights was developed by CFA Institute to advise buyers of financial service products of the conduct they are entitled to expect from financial service providers.

  7. Cómo detener el fraude de afinidad en su comunidad/Stopping Affinity Fraud in Your Community - U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. This guide looks to raise awareness regarding investment scams that target specific groups. It teaches key strategies that investors can use to protect themselves and their community from the potentially devastating impact of affinity fraud.

  8. Sitio web Asuntos de dinero/Money Matters web site - Federal Trade Commission. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation's consumer protection agency, created this website to help consumers tackle some money issues, like managing your money, looking out for scams, credit cards and dealing with debt, among other things.

  9. Sitio web de Hispanic America Saves/Hispanic America Saves website - supported by The Investment Company Institute and FINRA Education Foundation, among others. America Saves is a campaign dedicated to helping consumers save money, reduce debt and build wealth.

  10. Sitio web en español de SIPC/SIPC website - Securities Investor Protection Corporation. This is the website for the Securities Investor Protection Corporation, the U.S. investor's first line of defense in the event of the failure of a brokerage firm owing customers cash and securities that are missing from customer accounts.

For an overview of the rest of the best investor education resources on the Web from AIE members, go to http://www.investoreducation.org.

ABOUT AIE

Founded in 1996, the Alliance for Investor Education Web site at http://www.investoreducation.org provides investors with access to a full range of information they need to make wise investment decisions. The 22-member Alliance for Investor Education is dedicated to facilitating greater understanding of investing, investments and the financial markets among current and prospective investors of all ages. We pursue initiatives for education and join with others to motivate Americans to obtain objective information and increase their knowledge and understanding of investing.

Full members of the Alliance include: American Association of Individual Investors, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants/360 Degrees of Financial Literacy, CFA Institute, Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc., Employee Benefit Research Institute/American Savings Education Council, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Investment Company Institute Education Foundation, Investor Protection Trust, Insured Retirement Institute, National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, National Endowment for Financial Education, National Futures Association, Options Industry Council, SIFMA Foundation, Securities Investor Protection Corporation, and the Society for Financial Education and Professional Development.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and the North American Securities Administrators Association are the governmental and quasi-governmental advisors to the Alliance.

CONTACT: Ailis Aaron Wolf, for AIE, (703) 276-3265 or aawolf@hastingsgroup.com.



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