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These public service announcements are 60-second radio spots that can be used to promote the vignette episodes. The links allow you to listen to the audio file online, download an mp3 file, or view a transcript.

Episode 1: Goals for Your Investments

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Episode 2: SMART Planning

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Episode 3: Saving and Investing are Different

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Episode 4: Investments Involve Risk

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Episode 5: Take Advantage of Compounding

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Episode 6: Why Compounding Works

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Episode 7: Investment Returns

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Episode 8: Risks/Rewards: Tradeoffs

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Episode 9: The Many Dimensions of Investment Risk

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Episode 10: Choose Your Personal Risk Level

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Episode 11: Diversification

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Episode 12: Variety is Key to Diversification

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Episode 13: Asset Allocation

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Episode 14: Asset Reallocation

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Episode 15: Dollar Cost Averaging

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Episode 16: Dollar Cost Averaging -- You May Already be Doing It

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Episode 17: Understanding Stocks

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Episode 18: Stocks -- DRIPs

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Episode 19: Stocks -- Doing Your Homework

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Episode 20: Stocks: Benchmarks

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Episode 21: Understanding Bonds

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Episode 22: Check Bonds' Credit Worthiness

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Episode 23: Understanding Annuities

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Episode 24: Using Annuities to Invest for Future Retirement

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Episode 25: Mutual Funds Give Investors Many Advantages

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Episode 26: Mutual Funds Require Some Study

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Episode 27: Index Funds May Be For You

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Episode 28: Consider Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)

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Episode 29: Alternative Investments Include Selling Short

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Episode 30: Alternative Investments Can Include Real Estate

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Episode 31: An Important Financial Record -- Your Asset Basis

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Episode 32: Keeping Financial Records -- How Long?

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Episode 33: Remember Capital Gains or Losses at Tax Time

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Episode 34: How to Find the Bottom Line for Capital Gains and Losses

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Episode 35: Use Employer's Retirement Plan

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Episode 36: Take Advantage of Many Employer Retirement Plans

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Episode 37: Investing for Retirement with IRAs

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Episode 38: Investing for Retirement with a Roth IRA

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Episode 39: Investments at the Time of Retirement

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Episode 40: Investment Goals Change in Retirement

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Episode 41: Investing for a Child's or Grandchild's College

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Episode 42: Several Options Available for Investing for a Child's College

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Episode 43: Investment Fraud Can Happen to Anyone

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Episode 44: Investment Fraud -- It's Probably Too Good to be True

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Episode 45: How to Stop Investment Fraud

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Episode 46: Use Services of Seniors Against Investment Fraud

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Episode 47: How to Hire a Financial Advisor

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Episode 48: How to Evaluate Possible Financial Advisors

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Episode 49: How to Judge Quality of Investment Web Sites

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Episode 50: Here are Some Investment Web Sites You Can Trust

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Episode 51: How to Invest Wisely

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Episode 52: How to Manage Risk

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Investors

For More Information

Following are links to additional resources on investing:

Beginner’s Guide to Asset Allocation, Diversification, and Rebalancing

College Savings Iowa™ 529 Plan

 

         

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.