|December 20, 2011|
WASHINGTON — The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation today released Weathering Tough Economic Times—12 Tips for 2012, which provides Americans with practical help for making sound financial decisions and saving for their future. The resources highlighted in Weathering Tough Economic Times—12 Tips for 2012 are based on FINRA and FINRA Foundation research and tools that can help consumers keep their finances on course.
"The start of a new year is a great moment to start making smarter financial decisions. Taking proactive steps like starting a rainy day fund and minimizing your credit card debt can help make a difference in how well you weather tough economic times," said FINRA Foundation President Gerri Walsh.
These tips can help Americans improve their financial capabilities and manage their money with confidence:
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.