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WASHINGTON, D.C.//December 12, 2007//Have you thought about your New Year's resolutions yet? If you are like many Americans, your smartest choice would be to resolve to start saving and investing in 2008. The nonprofit Alliance for Investor Education (AIE) today highlighted 13 of the best available investor education resources that consumers can use to get started with saving and investing.

The Alliance's collection of top resources -- "Resolve to Save & Invest in 2008" -- is available at http://www.investoreducation.org/saveandinvest2008. AIE is a 22-member organization of the United States' leading financial-related foundations, nonprofit organizations, associations and governmental agencies.

"Americans should take advantage of the new year as a time for a fresh start with their plans to start or assess the process of saving and investing in their household," said Alliance for Investor Education President Michael D. Jones, who also serves as senior executive vice president and chief administrative officer for Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). "The Alliance for Investor Education wants to make sure that Americans are armed with the best available information they need to easily set aside funds for a secure future."

The new "Resolve to Save & Invest in 2008" section of the AIE Web site features the following 13 top resources for consumers:

  1. Learning, Earning and Investing Lesson 1: Why Save - National Council on Economic Education.

  2. The Basics of Saving and Investing: Investor Education 2020 - Investor Protection Trust.

  3. What Every Investor Should Know - CFA Institute.

  4. How Do I Get There From Here? - American Savings Education Council/Employee Benefit Research Institute.

  5. Building Wealth: A Beginner's Guide to Securing Your Financial Future - Federal Reserve System.

  6. Get Smart About Your Money - National Endowment for Financial Education.

  7. Get the Facts: The SEC's Roadmap to Saving and Investing - Securities and Exchange Commission.

  8. The Importance of Being an Informed Investor - Investment Company Institute Education Foundation.

  9. Path To Investing - Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association.

  10. Understand Before You Invest - SaveandInvest.org/FINRA.

  11. How a Financial Planner Can Help You ... and How to Choose the Right One - Financial Planning Association.

  12. How SIPC Protects You - Securities Investor Protection Corporation.

  13. Opportunity and Risk: An Educational Guide to Trading Futures and Options on Futures - National Futures Association.


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. Dedicated to facilitating a greater understanding of investment basics, the Alliance for Investor Education was established in 1996 as a coalition of leading financial services industry and investor advocacy groups.

The entire investment community is represented in AIE's membership ranks. Full members of the Alliance include: American Association of Individual Investors, American Financial Services Association Education Foundation, American Savings Education Council/Employee Benefit Research Institute, CFA Institute, Financial Planning Association, Financial Publishers Association, Investment Company Institute Education Foundation, Investor Protection Trust, National Association of Investors Corporation, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, National Council on Economic Education, National Endowment for Financial Education, National Futures Association, National Investor Relations Institute, New York Stock Exchange, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association and the Securities Investor Protection Corporation.

The Securities and Exchange Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Federal Trade Commission 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, (703) 276-3265 or .


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