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Las Vegas residents got some free financial advice from Independent, registered investment advisors volunteering their time as part of the “Your Money Bus Tour” at the Downtown Senior Services Center. Understanding finances and making sound decisions is a way to help weather these difficult economic times. Advisors suggest to begin planning with an end goal in mind. Part of getting a handle on your finances is to create a budget and track daily spending. Financial advisor Chris Baum met with residents who were concerned about the significant losses in their investments. Baum advises jittery investors to carefully evaluate their situation before jumping out of the market. Las Vegas Mayor Oscar B. Goodman proclaimed financial literacy week as a time to raise the importance of understanding and getting a handle on finances.  The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) Consumer Education Foundation, TD AMERITRADE Institutional and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine collaborate on Your Money Bus Tour as a way to get information out to consumers. A financial tip offered at the tour: spend no more than 15 percent of net income on credit. Financial tips offered at the tour: pay bills on time and check your credit report at least once a year. The financial advisors suggest Web sites including napfa.org, investopedia.com and Morningstar.com to learn some basics about financial jargon and other basics. AARP.org is a great Web site to get tips and learn about the latest scams bilking people out of their money. Click a thumbnail to the left to change this image

Las Vegas residents got some free financial advice from Independent, registered investment advisors volunteering their time as part of the “Your Money Bus Tour” at the Downtown Senior Services Center.

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