September 16, 2008

Older Investors Invited to Learn New Financial Strategies at Third Annual Senior Summit

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Protecting Your Assets as you Age" -- the SEC's third annual senior summit, co-sponsored by AARP, FINRA and NASAA -- will bring together regulators, law enforcement officials and community groups from around the nation to heighten investor awareness of how to invest wisely and avoid costly mistakes.

The free summit will offer older investors strategies on how to get the most from their retirement income, avoid becoming a victim of fraud, and ensure their financial plans are followed.

"With Americans living far longer than ever before and baby boomer retirees representing the largest demographic wave in our nation's history, it is vitally important that seniors have the information they need to be prepared for the road hazards along the retirement highway," said SEC Chairman Christopher Cox.

"Older Americans who have accumulated a nest egg face a unique challenge in managing their retirement finances, especially in today's volatile market. Nearly all of them worry about keeping enough money for their needs later in life," added AARP Maryland State Director Joseph DeMattos, Jr. "This is an invaluable opportunity to learn from trusted sources how to protect your assets and manage them wisely in retirement."

The summit will take place on Monday, September 22, from 9:30am to 12:30pm at the SEC Auditorium, 100 F Street NE in Washington, DC. Marylanders are invited to attend in person or via the web.

To register, send an e-mail with your name to [email protected] or call 1-800-732-0330. To attend a live webcast on the day of the event, log on to and click the Senior Summit Webcast button. Registration is not necessary to view the webcast.

AARP Maryland

CONTACT: Tiffany Lundquist of AARP Maryland, +1-410-895-7614 work,+1-410-869-2204 cell

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