Friday, April 17, 2015

"Dash for the Stash" Financial Literacy Program at the EHPLCT

Take a Chance to Win a $1,000 IRA!
Public libraries and other institutions in the District of Columbia and five states -- Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, and Nebraska -- are participating in the DASH for the STASH investor education/protection program and contest taking place April 15 through May 15, 2015. The East Hampton Public Library CT is one of the participating libraries.

Why DASH for the STASH?
The primary goal of the program is to arm investors, particularly young investors age 20-35, with unbiased, non-commercial information needed to make crucial investing decisions. DASH for the STASH focuses on four areas – financial fraud, building a nest egg, selecting financial advisers, and the cost of investment fees – all topics about which many investors need to learn more.

A randomly selected DASH for the STASH winner in each participating state and the District of Columbia will be awarded $1,000 to open or add to an Individual Retirement Account (IRA). We suggest you go for it!

How to Play DASH for the STASH
It's easy enough to play DASH for the STASH which works like a scavenger hunt.

Read the 4 posters located in the library lobby. On each poster there is a QR code. Scan the code or enter the URL under the code to go to a quiz question. Each poster leads to a different quiz but you must play the quiz on all four posters to win. Leave your answer (and your email address). That's it!

In Connecticut, DASH for the STASH is sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Banking and the Investor Protection Institute.