Publications & Resources

Invest in Your Future: A Guide to Investment Planning

The following investor education booklets are available free of charge from the Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine, the Investor Protection Trust, American Library Association and the Virginia Division of Securities and Retail Franchising.

Additional Investor Education Resources by Category:

  • Investing Basics: Bonds (SEC)
  • SEC Publications: Bonds (SEC)
  • Smart Bond Investing (FINRA)
  • Investing in Bonds: Overview (Investing in Bonds)
    • InvestinginBonds.com is a rich resource for people at every point on the investing spectrum. Whether you are just beginning to think about investing in bonds or you are a seasoned investor, this site can answer your questions and provide you with the tools you need to invest in the bond market. The site includes bond basics, what you should know about bonds, strategies, bonds for your stage of life, buying and selling bonds, types of bonds including municipal, government, corporate and high yield, and bond markets.

MoneyTrack is a new, thirteen-part educational television series created for public television. MoneyTrack co-anchors Pam Krueger and Jack Gallagher open each episode by giving the general backdrop of the show’s theme and an introduction to the lead package, which features real people dealing with real financial and investment issues.

The topics covered will include: how mutual funds work and how they charge fees, how to identify and avoid common investment scams (especially for seniors), investing versus gambling, resources for economically disadvantaged families, understanding investment research, how to decide whether you need a financial advisor and how to choose an advisor, corporate behavior and explanation of how investors are protected, teaching your kids how to become money-savvy, managing your credit, planning for retirement, financing long-term care, college funding, long-term care explained, understanding home or property financing opportunities and many others. To find out when MoneyTrack is airing in your market, visit the website at: www.moneytrack.org/