WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Will personal finance issues be included in your New Year's resolutions? Have you taken a good, hard look at your investing strategy and made sure that it fits with the new reality of the financial markets? Are you looking at ways to start a saving plan in 2011 in order to build a nest egg for the future of your family? The New Year is a good time to re-evaluate your saving and investment plans to ensure you are protected and comfortable in the future.
As the time for New Year's resolutions approaches, investors can benefit from a major new resource being made available today from the nonprofit Alliance for Investor Education (AIE): 12 of the best Web-based resources for Americans to evaluate their saving and investment plans in 2011. The Alliance's new "Save and Invest in 2011: Being an Educated Investor in the New Financial Reality" is available at http://www.investoreducation.org/resolvetosaveandinvest2011.
AIE is the organization of the 20 leading U.S. financial-related foundations, nonprofit organizations, associations and governmental agencies.
Alliance for Investor Education President Dallas Salisbury, who also serves as president and CEO of the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI), said: "The New Year is a perfect time for investors to make a fresh start with their plans to start or assess the process of saving and investing in their household. The Alliance for Investor Education wants to make sure that Americans are armed with the best available information they need as they plan their investing strategy and set aside funds for a secure future."
The new "Resolve to Save and Invest in 2011: Being an Educated Investor in the New Financial Reality" section of the AIE Web site features the following 12 top resources for consumers:
1. The Importance of Doing a Retirement Savings Needs Calculation - http://tiny.cc/3igms, Employee Benefit Research Institute/American Savings Education Council.
2. Where to Turn for Help With Your Investments - http://tiny.cc/101fu, CFA Institute.
3. Managing Your 401(k): Rebalancing - http://tiny.cc/cxvk5, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.
4. Investing Basics: The First Steps - http://tiny.cc/m1g5l, American Association of Individual Investors.
5. Savings Calculator - http://tiny.cc/l324t, 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy/American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
6. Investing Smart From the Start: Five Questions to Ask Before You Invest – http://tiny.cc/7ghvx, Securities and Exchange Commission.
7. It All Adds Up - http://tiny.cc/ecoaq, Council for Economic Education.
8. The Basics for Investing in Stocks - http://tiny.cc/fhjwm, Investor Protection Trust.
9. Building Wealth: A Beginner's Guide to Securing Your Financial Future - http://tiny.cc/3udk0, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System/The Federal Reserve System.
10. Invest Money to Reach Your Goals - http://tiny.cc/ljcza, National Endowment for Financial Education/SmartAboutMoney.org.
11. Planning Your Retirement With Confidence - http://tiny.cc/djqna, North American Securities Administrators Association.
12. Money Matters - http://tiny.cc/7c1ro, Federal Trade Commission.
For an overview of the rest of the best investor education resources on the Web from AIE members, go to http://www.investoreducation.org.
Founded in 1996, the Alliance for Investor Education Web site at http://www.InvestorEducation.org provides investors with access to a full range of information they need to make wise investment decisions. The 20-member Alliance for Investor Education is dedicated to facilitating greater understanding of investing, investments and the financial markets among current and prospective investors of all ages. We pursue initiatives for education and join with others to motivate Americans to obtain objective information and increase their knowledge and understanding of investing.
Full members of the Alliance include: American Association of Individual Investors, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants/360 Degrees of Financial Literacy, EBRI/ASEC, CFA Institute, Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc., Financial Publishers Association, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Investment Company Institute Education Foundation, Investor Protection Trust, Council for Economic Education, Options Industry Council, National Endowment for Financial Education, National Futures Association, Retirement Security Project, and the Securities Investor Protection Corporation.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and the North American Securities Administrators Association are the governmental and quasi-governmental advisors to the Alliance.
SOURCE Alliance for Investor Education, Washington, D.C.