Want to Become a Saver? Check These 10 Best Online Resources


People are always telling me they don't want to invest because they're not good at handling money or because learning about the financial world seems too hard. Well, the Alliance for Investor Education (AIE) is doing its part to help people get past those kind of problems: As part of its America Saves Week, it has released a list of what it considers the top 10 online resources to help consumers build up their savings.

So, if you're trying to become a saver, you have no more excuses. In the Building Wealth: Strategies and Best Resources to Reach Your Financial Goals Through Saving section on the AIE website, consumers will find the following list of saver resources:

  1. Saving Smart for Military Families - FINRA Foundation/SaveandInvest.org.

  2. Mission Retirement - Employee Benefit Research Institute.

  3. What's Behind Your Financial Decisions? LifeValues Quiz - National Endowment for Financial Education/SmartAboutMoney.org.

  4. Building Capital: Chapter 1 of The Forbes/CFA Institute Investments Course - CFA Institute.

  5. Target Date Retirement Funds - Securities and Exchange Commission.

  6. Retirement Plan and IRA Limits for 2011 - 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy/American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

  7. The ABCs of Saving - Council for Economic Education.

  8. Personal Finance for Military Families - Investor Protection Trust/Investor Protection Institute

  9. Savings Resources for Consumers - Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System/The Federal Reserve System.

  10. Consumer Guide for Financial Self-Defense - Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards.

AIE is an organization of the 19 leading U.S. financial-related foundations, nonprofit organizations, associations and governmental agencies that focus on investor education.

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