3,200 Participated in “Dash For The Stash” Investor Education and Protection Contest In Libraries in 11 States And D.C.

A total of 308 public libraries and other locations in 12 states and jurisdictions – Alaska, California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico and Virginia – took part in the 2016 DASH for the STASH investor education and protection program and contest conducted by the Investor Protection Institute (IPI) and state securities agencies. The unique, “scavenger hunt”-like contest attracted an estimated 3,200 individuals at participating locations who learned and then were quizzed about key investing topics: financial fraud, building a nest egg, selecting financial advisers, and the cost of investment fees. From the total pool of more than 800 people submitting completed responses, 12 individuals providing correct answers – one in each participating jurisdiction – were randomly selected to receive $1,000 IRA contributions.

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