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

Episodes 41-48

|  Home | News Releases | Vignettes | PSAs |

Investing for a Child's or Grandchild's College

If your own retirement plans are in good shape, saving for a child’s or grandchild’s college education is truly a gift to the next generation.

Episode 41:

Radio Vignette

Time 2:55: | Stream | Download | Transcript

Public Service Announcement

60 seconds: | Stream | Download | Transcript

News Release 21: Investing for College

View online | Download

 

Investors

Episodes 1-8
Episodes 9-16
Episodes 17-24
Episodes 25-32
Episodes 33-40
Episodes 49-52

         
 

Several Options Available for Investing for a Child's College

Consider investing in custodial accounts, Coverdell Education Savings Accounts or state 529 college savings plans for a child’s or grandchild’s college education.

Episode 42:

Radio Vignette

Time 3:05: | Stream | Download | Transcript

Public Service Announcement

60 seconds: | Stream | Download | Transcript

  Investors  
         
 

Investment Fraud Can Happen to Anyone

Investment fraud can happen to anyone. Here are several practices to watch out for.

Episode 43:

Radio Vignette

Time 2:25: | Stream | Download | Transcript

Public Service Announcement

60 seconds: | Stream | Download | Transcript

News Release 22: Preventing Investment Fraud

View online | Download

 

Investors

 

 

 

 

 
         
 

Investment Fraud -- It's Probably Too Good to be True

Skepticism is a good defense against being taken advantage of. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Episode 44:

Radio Vignette

Time 2:25: | Stream | Download | Transcript

Public Service Announcement

60 seconds: | Stream | Download | Transcript

 

Investor

 

 
         
 

How to Stop Investment Fraud

Contact the Iowa Insurance Division to check out accuracy of investment information.

Episode 45:

Radio Vignette

Time 2:25: | Stream | Download | Transcript

Public Service Announcement

60 seconds: | Stream | Download | Transcript

News Release 23: The Iowa Insurance Division Helps Prevent Investment Fraud

View online | Download

 

Investors

 

 
         
 

Use Services of Seniors Against Investment Fraud

A group of Iowa RSVP volunteers may be able to help you avoid investment fraud.

Episode 46:

Radio Vignette

Time 2:10: | Stream | Download | Transcript

Public Service Announcement

60 seconds: | Stream | Download | Transcript

  Investors  
         
 

How to Hire a Financial Advisor

If you don’t have the time, knowledge, or motivation to manage your investments, hiring a financial advisor may be your best strategy.

Episode 47:

Radio Vignette

Time 2:45: | Stream | Download | Transcript

Public Service Announcement

60 seconds: | Stream | Download | Transcript

News Release 24: Selecting a Financial Advisor

View online

  Investing  
         
 

How to Evaluate Possible Financial Advisors

Check out possible advisor fee structures. Also make sure you feel comfortable discussing your detailed finances with whomever you pick.

Episode 48:

Radio Vignette

Time 2:50: | Stream | Download | Transcript

Public Service Announcement

60 seconds: | Stream | Download | Transcript

 

 

Investors

 
 

 


     

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.