Invest Wisely
Iowa Insurance Division Iowa State University Extension Investor Protection Trust

Episodes 1 - 8

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Goals for Your Investments

Planning and setting your priorities are the first tasks you face when you consider your investment strategies.

Episode 1:

Radio Vignette

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Public Service Announcement

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News Release 1: Setting Investment Goals

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SMART Planning

Your investment goals should be SMART – specific, measurable, attainable, reviewed, and time-related.

Episode 2:

Radio Vignette

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Public Service Announcement

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  Typical Investors  
         
 

Saving and Investing are Different

Savings provide money for emergencies and short-term goals.  The focus of investing is increasing your net worth and achieving long-term financial goals.

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News Release 2: Understanding the Difference Between Saving and Investing

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  Typical Investors  
         
 

Investments Involve Risk

Investments offer the opportunity for greater returns.

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Radio Vignette

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Public Service Announcement

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Take Advantage
of Compounding

By investing wisely and taking advantage of the power of compounding you can better reach your investment goals.

Episode 5:

Radio Vignette

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Public Service Announcement

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News Release 3: Take Advantage of Compounding

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Why Compounding Works

Start to Invest Now. Even small amounts can grow significantly over time because of the power of compounding. 

Episode 6:

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Public Service Announcement

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Investment Returns

Your investment returns depend on your comfort with risk.

Episode 7:

Radio Vignette

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Public Service Announcement

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News Release 4: Your Investment Returns Depend on Your Comfort with Risk

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Invest Wisely Family

 

 
         
 

Risks/Rewards: Tradeoffs

The higher the potential return, the higher the risk.

Episode 8:

Radio Vignette

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Public Service Announcement

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Iowa State Extension’s Invest Wisely project was funded by a grant from the Investor Protection Trust (IPT). The IPT is a nonprofit organization devoted to investor education. Since 1993 the IPT has worked with the States to provide the independent, objective investor education needed by all Americans to make informed investment decisions.