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Tuesday, February 26, 2013
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Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander Helps Investors “Talk the Talk” about Savings and Investing

‘Conversation Starters’ Program Spotlighted During America Saves Week

— In observance of America Saves Week 2013 (February 25 to March 2), Secretary of State Jason Kander is helping Missouri investors “talk the talk” about their personal finances.

“The more families talk about their finances, the better they will be in the long run,” Kander said. “Information is the best defense against losing hard-earned savings to investment fraud.”

To help people begin discussions about financial matters, Kander is making available a series of “Conversation Starters,” developed by the North American Securities Administration (NASAA) and available on NASAA’s website at

“These conversation starters are a series of open-ended questions designed to help families kick-start an ongoing dialogue about budgeting, saving, investing and avoiding scams and frauds,” Kander said. “Whether you are just starting out as a newlywed or entering retirement, there are questions to get you and your loved ones talking about the often difficult issue of money.”
The Missouri Securities Division can provide detailed information about an investment product, broker or adviser. This information is easy to obtain and more extensive than information from other sources. Visit to learn how the division can help you.
The Missouri Securities Division also recommends these investment fraud prevention tips:

  • Investigate before you invest. Use the Missouri Investor Hotline to check the registration and license of potential investments and investment advisors.
  • If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
  • Take your time. Don’t give in to high-pressure sales tactics.
  • If you’ve been a victim of fraud, contact us.


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