Orlando, FL (PRWEB) December 19, 2008
FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) Investor Education Foundation President John Gannon told Military Money Radio in his recent interview that the financial confidence of military servicemembers and their families is his organization's number-one priority. The FINRA Foundation is providing military families with the tools and education they need to stay financially sound by avoiding debt and credit problems and staying away from predatory lenders.
"Financial readiness is very important in today's economy, particularly during periods of deployment," Gannon said. "We can give servicemembers high-quality, easily accessible information and tools that can help them understand the basic principles of money management, saving and investing."
The Foundation strongly believes in these efforts to support our nation's men and women in uniform. As Gannon explained, "They protect us, so we'd like to protect them." The financial education information and tools are available on the Foundation's Web site for military families, http://www.SaveAndInvest.org/military.
The Foundation has also produced an online learning tool, a game called "Moneytopia" (http://www.SaveAndInvest.org/moneytopia), through which military servicemembers can learn key aspects of personal finance in a fun and interesting way.
For more information about Military Money magazine or to listen to the interview with John Gannon, click on http://www.MilitaryMoney.com.
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About the FINRA Investor Education Foundation
The FINRA Investor Education Foundation is the largest foundation in the United States dedicated to investor education. Its mission is to provide investors with high-quality, easily accessible information and tools to better understand the markets and the basic principles of saving and investing. In 2006, the Foundation launched a multifaceted program to expand the saving and investing knowledge of military servicemembers and their spouses, including a free, unbiased resource, http://www.SaveAndInvest.org. A proud partner in the Department of Defense Financial Readiness Campaign, the Foundation also presents financial education forums at military installations worldwide.
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