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Begin with the Basics

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The Basics of Saving & Investing is a curriculum focused on investor education and protection. The Basics guide is divided into four units: Getting Started, Introduction to Financial Markets, Making a Financial/Investment Plan and Investment Fraud. Each unit contains learning objectives, suggested activities, overheads, handouts and worksheets.

A “Stock” Adventure

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The Live “Stock” Adventure is a fun and educational activity for middle school students in grades six to eight. The goal of the Live “Stock” Adventure is not only to raise students’ awareness of the value of saving and investing, but also to provide an innovative way to practice specific math skills such as calculating percentages and computing multi-digit numbers.

FSI Education Program

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FSI: Fraud Scene Investigator is an online interactive investor education program that teaches and empowers students how to detect and stop a million-dollar investment fraud and put the mysterious con man, “Mr. X,” behind bars. Through this free resource, students will learn how to research companies and understand the warning signs of fraudulent investment pitches.

DORA’s Financial Departments

The Division of Securities exists to protect investors and maintain confidence in the securities market, while avoiding unreasonable burdens on the marketplace by licensing securities professionals, enforcing securities law violations, and helping Coloradans become more informed investors.

The Division of Banking protects the public interest by regulating the state chartered commerical banks and trust companies, state licensed money transmitters, and enforcing the Public Deposit Protection Act.

Division of Financial Services protects the consumer through the examination and supervision of state-chartered credit unions and loan associations, the administration and enforcement of the Savings and Loan Public Deposit Protection Act and the regulation of certain financial activities of life care institutions.

Contact Ask Dora

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MDT

Online Chat: Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tel: 303-894-7855 or 1-800-886-7675

Department of Regulatory Agencies

1560 Broadway, Suite 110 Denver, CO 80202

Contact Ask Dora

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MDT

Online Chat: Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tel: 303-894-7855 or 1-800-886-7675

Department of Regulatory Agencies

1560 Broadway, Suite 110 Denver, CO 80202