Hartford Public Library will join public libraries and other institutions in five states — Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, and Nebraska – and the District of Columbia  in the DASH for the STASH investor education/protection program and contest taking place April 15 – May 15, 2015. Research shows that the four focuses of DASH for the STASH – financial fraud, building a nest egg, selecting financial advisers, and the cost of investment fees – are all topics about which many consumers need to learn more.

The DASH for the STASH contest works much like a scavenger hunt. But instead of collecting objects, players gather information and leave answers to quiz questions. To play, participants will visit any Hartford Public Library location to find four posters. They will read each poster, access the financial literacy-related quiz question online or via their smartphones, and choose an answer. The Library also will display investor education booklets, courtesy of Kiplinger, the Investor Protection Institute and the Investor Protection Trust.

A DASH for the STASH winner in each state and the District of Columbia will be awarded $1,000 to open or add to an Individual Retirement Account (IRA), thanks to the nonprofit Investor Protection Institute (IPI), the Connecticut Department of Banking, the District of Columbia (DC) Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking’s Securities Bureau, the Office of the Illinois Secretary of State’s Securities Department, the Iowa Insurance Division’s Securities Bureau, the Office of the Missouri Secretary of State’s Securities Division, and the Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance.

Visit any HPL location to play for your chance to WIN!

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