|Monday, March 28, 2011|
WASHINGTON — The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation today released Take Control of Your Financial Future: Tips to Think About at Tax Time and Beyond, which provides consumers with helpful advice on avoiding financial pitfalls and getting their finances on the right track. The financial tips in Take Control of Your Financial Future are based on the findings of the FINRA Foundation's State-by-State Financial Capability Survey, which revealed that only 16 percent of respondents nationwide reported being satisfied with their current financial condition.
"Many families use tax time to take stock of their finances. Using findings from the State-by-State Financial Capability Survey, we have identified concrete steps that people can take to gain control of their financial future," said FINRA Foundation President John Gannon.
Although the traditional tax season is soon drawing to a close, it's never too late for Americans to improve financial capabilities by using these tips:
The State-by-State Financial Capability Survey compiled responses from 28,146 respondents from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
The FINRA Investor Education Foundation supports innovative research and educational projects that give underserved Americans the knowledge, skills and tools necessary for financial success throughout life. For details about grant programs and other FINRA Foundation initiatives, visit www.finrafoundation.org.