I received a copy of the above insert with my tax return this year. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), a United States Federal Agency, apparently wants me to invest more wisely and is doing its best to help educate me on how to do so with its investor.gov website and the Office of Investor Education and Advocacy. In its own words, this Office “produces information to help you become a better-educated investor,” and then publishes this material online. It is “an online resource to help you invest wisely.”
I don’t know anything about investing, and I am certainly glad that there is a push to educate people on how to best spend their money, but if there’s one thing I do know, it’s that I’m not taking advice from THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT on how to spend my money. Has the Office of Investor Education and Advocacy been living in a batcave for the past decade? The U.S. federal government is THE WORST at investing money!
I kind of want to send this back to Congress. Judging by the current deficit, maybe they should take their own advice.
Laura Creel (@Little_Utopia) is the managing editor of Little Utopia.
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