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March 28, 2016
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Barbara Hansen, Lincoln City Libraries, 402-441-8512

Libraries Host Investor Education Program With $1,000 Prize

For the third year, Lincoln City Libraries encourage residents to compete in the "DASH for the STASH," an investor education and protection program and contest. To enter, visit a library by May 15, and look for a set of four investor education posters. Read each poster, and then access the quiz question for each poster through a QR code or web link.

All those who log the correct answers for all four posters will be entered into a statewide random drawing, and the winner will receive a $1,000 contribution to an existing or new Individual Retirement Account for 2016. DASH for the STASH is a program of the Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance and the nonprofit Investor Protection Institute (IPI).

"We are very pleased to have our library facilities be used as locations to educate Nebraska investors," said Pat Leach, Library Director "A big part of our mission is to provide vital information to local citizens, and we believe DASH for the STASH supports that mission."

"DASH for the STASH is a great way to engage consumers, especially younger people who have not yet started to pay attention to this critical part of their financial outlook," said Don Blandin, IPI President and CEO. "Our goal is to lead individuals to venues, such as public libraries, where they can find reliable investor education and protection resources."

The posters cover finding financial advisers, avoiding fraud, understanding investment fees and building a nest egg. In addition to English posters, the Bennett Martin Public Library will also have posters in Spanish and Chinese.

For more information about Lincoln City Libraries, visit For rules and more information about DASH for the STASH, visit and click on "programs."

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