Retirement Planning Resources
Oregon Saves - A little information goes a long way
Resources and websites to help you with your efforts to save money, reduce debt and make smart investing choices. Start here.
Schedule a retirement readiness workplace session
Before you invest
Top Investor Risks
Don’t say “yippee” about HYIPs
Six Ways to Spot Con Artists
Mapping Your Financial Plan
The Self-Directed IRA: Know the facts; get a second opinion
Crowdfunding: Learn about a new online money-raising strategy
Securities and Exchange Commission Links
What to do if you have a lost, accidentally destroyed, or stolen stock certificate
Selecting a financial professional
5 Keys to Investing Success brochure
Using social media safely
Basics about municipal bonds
Watch out for risky or fraudulent investments promising higher returns
For medical professionals and other caregivers: Tips to prevent elder investment fraud.
Email phishing attacks: Don’t take the bait. Learn how to protect yourself.
See what common scams made this FBI list.
Illegal payday lenders
Oregon laws limit how much a lender can charge, but illegal lenders often charge far more than allowed by law. Visit www.stopunlicensedloans.com for more information.
A FICO score measures your credit risk. How does it affect your monthly house payment? Visit myFICO.com for a calculator.
See if a loan originator is registered and has been disclipined.
Tips from the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on how to get and keep a good credit score.
Prepaid Funeral Plans
If you have considered planning and prepaying your funeral, here is information to help you in your decisions.