Tampa Bay, FL, March 10, 2009 - Given the economic crisis - that has affected so many Americans, TraderPlanet.com, an interactive social networking site for active traders and investors, today announced a contest that would give the site's members a chance to win an economic stimulus package providing immediate financial relief.
TraderPlanet.com's own bailout program will offer two months' mortgage payments to the candidate most deserving of financial aid. The contestant who wins second-place will receive one month's payment, while the third place contestant will receive $250 to help ease their financial distress.
To be considered for the stimulus package, applicants must submit a video and/or short article to www.TheBailoutBlues.com between March 10 and June 1, 2009, demonstrating why their financial hardship warrants economic relief, given the current market environment. The TraderPlanet community, along with a panel of respected judges, will select the winning entries.
"It's no secret that the financial crisis has severely disrupted the lives of millions of Americans, as they are faced with unemployment, foreclosures on their homes, or just the fear of not being able to meet their day-to-day expenses," said Lane J. Mendelsohn, Founder and President of TraderPlanet.com. "TraderPlanet.com is in tune to the needs and concerns of our members and is committed to making a positive impact on their financial well-being."
Touting up to 4,800 members on the network since its launch in January 2009, TraderPlanet.com provides traders with the education and skill development to become more strategic and knowledgeable investors.
TraderPlanet.com was founded with the purpose of improving people's lives and has been involved in goodwill and charity since its inception by raising money for various charities including:
- Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
- National Multiple Sclerosis Society
- American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
- American Cancer Society
- American Heart Association
www.TraderPlanet.com, a Tampa Bay, FL-based social networking site, provides individual traders of all skill levels a one-stop destination for financial information and trading tools. TraderPlanet.com is the only financial networking site of its kind that offers its members a full suite of market data feeds, advanced technical tools and extensive analyst commentary across asset classes, while enabling members to give back to the broader world community through gift giving to charitable causes. Designed to level the playing field between institutional and individual investors, TraderPlanet.com's fully interactive multimedia platform is designed to promote the free-flow exchange of ideas through questions, answers and comments geared towards improving trading strategies and investment performance.