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Where to Find More Information

If you want specific information on your accounts, refer to your most recent statements. You can also request a prospectus, semi-annual, and annual report from each of your mutual fund managers.

In addition to resources provided by your employer, there are numerous books, journals, and magazines available regarding investments and personal finance. Many mutual funds and investment management firms have web pages on the Internet that provide up-to-date information on their funds or other offerings. The Wall Street Journal and other newspapers provide excellent daily and weekly information.

If you feel you need individual help, you may also want to consult with a financial planning professional. Your savings and investments are an important part of your financial security — now and in the future.

Some Helpful Definitions for Newspaper Listings

NAV: Net asset value is the dollar value of one share of stock. This is the price an investor receives when selling and is also known as the sell or bid price.

Offer Price: The offer price is the price at which shares can be purchased. This is also called the buy or ask price and is the NAV plus any sales charges. NL indicates the fund charges no "load" or commission.

NAV Change: The difference between today's NAV and the NAV on the previous trading day.

Total Return: The percentage of gain or loss on an investment. Most newspapers report a year-to-date (YTD) return on a daily basis with additional periods reported on a weekly, monthly, or quarterly basis.

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