The State Library of Iowa has compiled a list of investment resources available online to help Iowans strengthen their knowledge of and confidence in investing. The links may be used alone or in conjunction with the Smart Investing classes offered through Bertha Bartlett Public Library this fall.
The State Library has received a $98,251 grant to build the capacity of selected libraries to provide effective, unbiased investor education for the public by hosting face-to-face and online education provided by Iowa State University Extension staff. Three different courses will be offered to Iowans: those who are first-time investors, those preparing for retirement, and retirees. In addition, participating libraries receive $575 worth of library books and DVDs about investing. The grant will also cover the cost of publicity for the courses.