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Featured Topic:  Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin.  Digital or virtual currency.  Cryptocurrency.  These are terms for the new technology of digital money that allows people to make purchases online or in person using a mobile app.  Many are now being marketed as investment opportunities.

Know the risks before you invest in cryptocurrencies, by the Federal Trade Commission, provides information that you should know if you are considering purchasing cryptocurrency as an investment.

See also Virtual Currencies (U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission)

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 Financial Education Programs
CT Dollars & Sense is a new online resource for help planning, saving and paying for college.
  {SeniorSafe} The Department of Banking is pleased to offer Senior$afe, a free training to help investment professionals recognize and report possible elder financial exploitation. 
The Connecticut Jump$tart Coalition for Youth Financial Literacy is a non-profit organization with individuals and organizations representing business, government and education who have joined together to improve the personal financial literacy of Connecticut's youth.
{FDIC Money Smart Program logo} Money Smart was developed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to help adults enhance their money skills and create positive banking relationships.  The Money Smart curriculum is comprised of 10 comprehensive instructor-led modules covering basic financial topics including an introduction to bank services, tips on obtaining credit and information on buying a home.
{Basics of Saving and Investing}

The Basics of Saving and Investing: Investor Education 2020 is a unique teaching tool that will provide school age and adult learners with non-commercial information that they need to know for sound financial decision making and investing throughout their lives.

The teaching guide is a product of the Investor Protection Trust, a nonprofit organization devoted to investor education.

{Get the Facts. It} Facts on Saving and Investing Campaign
Learn how to start planning for your financial needs after retirement. How much money will you need to save or invest in order to live comfortably? Use the Ballpark Estimator as a simple, straightforward tool to help you establish your own personal financial goals.
{Jump Start - Financial Smarts for Students} The Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy seeks to improve the personal financial literacy of young adults.  Jump$tart's purpose is to evaluate the financial literacy of young adults; develop, disseminate, and encourage the use of standards for grades K-12; and promote the teaching of personal finance.