Mr. Paul Atkins, the Commissioner of the SEC is giving a speech at our local military installation this Thursday, March 29th. The topics will include personal investing, recovering from credit card debt, avoiding predatory lending, and more. His presentation is to be followed by a Q&A session.
His prepared speech seems to be high level good money sense aimed at military members (who tend to make decent but not large amounts of money).
Personally, I’m more interested in the Q&A session that follows – especially in light of the recently and heavily publicized remarks by Jim Cramer. For a good review and to see the clip, check out Jonathan’s review at My Money Blog.
My goal is to attend this presentation to give everyone an idea of what type of financial advice the SEC wants to give to Americans. I will try to get to the presentation early to get a good seat and hopefully be in a position to ask a question of Mr. Atkins.
In light of the recent Cramer comments, I was planning on asking Mr. Atkins his take on that. But, if someone beats me to it, or if the answer is ‘no comment,’ I would like to ask him something else.
This is a new blog, so to get some new readers, I am contacting some of my favorite money/financial blog authors to help me out. I would like to have readers suggest questions in the comments box of this post. Then I will narrow them down and have a vote the day before the presentation. I will try to ask the question with the most votes. Of course, I can not guarantee I will be able to ask the question (there will be a few hundred people there) but I will do my best.