PITTSBURGH, April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 10th annual "Money Matters" conference, planned for April 30 in Pittsburgh, will feature Investor Protection Trust (IPT) President Don Blandin, who will deliver remarks focusing on investor education on the job. For more details on the conference, go to http://www.dobs.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/dobs_home/14319.
IPT is a host of the "Money Matters" conference and is the sponsor of the Investor Education in Your Workplace Program®.
Blandin's speech will focus on IPT's award-winning strategies to help employees: build smarter retirement plans, learn the five keys to investing success; build a secure nest egg through workplace retirement; and get help with your investments with a professional financial advisor.
Blandin said: "The Investor Protection Trust is proud to be collaborating with Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities and the AARP Foundation on this important initiative. The 'Money Matters' conference will reach targeted audiences across a wide spectrum of personal finance topics. One of my key messages is that it's never too soon to instill the building blocks for strong personal finance and retirement planning skills. IPT is committed through partnerships and grants to investor education in the workplace, and also to ensuring that our seniors do not become targets for elder financial abuse and fraud."
In recognition of Governor Tom Corbett's proclamation of April as "Financial Education Month," the Pennsylvania Banking and Securities Commission is urging investors in the Pittsburgh area to take advantage of the "Money Matters" conference on April 30 to learn more about how to make wise decisions with their money.
TO PARTICIPATE: "Money Matters" will take place on April 30 at the Pittsburgh Marriott North in Cranberry Township. The conference runs from 6-9 p.m., is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Information and registration is available by calling 1-800-PA-BANKS (800-722-2657) or online at www.dobs.state.pa.us.
ABOUT "MONEY MATTERS"
Now in its 10th year, "Money Matters" is part of The Campaign for Wise and Safe Investing® Pennsylvania and is a collaboration between the AARP Foundation, the Investor Protection Trust, the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities and AARP Pennsylvania.
The Investor Protection Trust is a nonprofit organization devoted to investor education. More than half of all Americans are now invested in the securities markets, making investor education and protection vitally important. Since 1993 the Investor Protection Trust has worked with the states and at the national level to provide the independent, objective investor education needed by all Americans to make informed investment decisions. The Investor Protection Trust strives to keep all Americans on the right money track. For more information, go to http://www.investorprotection.org.
The Investor Protection Institute is an independent nonprofit organization that advances investor protection by conducting and supporting unbiased research and groundbreaking education programs. IPI carries out its mission through investor education, protection and research programs delivered at both the national and grassroots level in collaboration with state securities regulators and other strategic partners. IPI is dedicated to providing innovative investor-protection programs that will make a meaningful difference in the financial lives of Americans in all walks of life and at all levels of sophistication about financial matters. For more information, go to http://www.protectinvestors.org.
SOURCE Investor Protection Trust and Investor Protection Institute, Washington, D.C.