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December 13, 2018

Market Volatility: Check Your Emotions at the Door

Surges and sags—that has been the nature of the stock market in 2018. What should you do in times of volatile markets? In many situations, the answer is sit tight, and take the long view.

 


December 6, 2018

How to Avoid the Holiday Debt Trap

There's no escaping the aftermath of too much holiday cheer, whether it's a few extra pounds or the dreaded hangover. And binging on gifts and entertaining can leave a lasting pain, too: credit card debt.

 


November 28, 2018

Storing and Securing Cryptocurrencies

Keeping cryptocurrencies safe involves a different set of challenges than keeping your cash assets, stocks or bonds secure. And crucially, because many cryptocurrencies are not recognized legally in the same way that cash assets are recognized by governments, the same safety nets may not be available if your cryptocurrencies are stolen, lost, or destroyed.

 


November 15, 2018

How to Invest on a Budget

It is a common misconception: investing is only for the rich. But it's not. Investing is for all Americans, young and old, even if it means starting small. For those who don't think they have enough money to start investing, here are four tips to help you get started.

 


November 8, 2018

Know What Triggers a Margin Call

Volatility is back, and market swings can sometimes bring an uncomfortable surprise to investors—a margin call.

 


October 25, 2018

Starting Small—What Is Micro Investing?

As the name implies, micro investing allows you to invest money in small amounts, often automatically. Some investing apps start you saving by simply rounding up the dollar amounts on purchases you make on a credit or debit card and putting the extra change into an investment account.

 


October 23, 2018

Video: Flipping the Boiler Room to Fight Fraud

Learn how the FINRA Foundation works with partners to fight fraud, like the National Telemarketing Victim Call Center and a farmer.

 


October 18, 2018

5 Tips to Stay Safe Online This National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

These days, so much of our lives happen online. That makes cybersecurity more important than ever before. This National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we've got five tips to help to stay safer and more secure online.

 


October 15, 2018

Beware of Stock Fraud in the Wake of Hurricane Michael

It may not be possible to predict when the next natural disaster will take place, but you can guard against financial fraud that may come in the aftermath. The tips below can help you protect yourself in the wake of Hurricane Michael.

 


October 9, 2018

Podcast: "Debunked: 7 Myths about Millennials—the Underinvested Generation"

Millennials are on the cusp of surpassing Baby Boomers as the largest adult generation in America, yet they remain substantially under-invested. The FINRA Foundation and CFA Institute teamed up to investigate why. Gerri Walsh and Gary Mottola join us to discuss their recent report, "Uncertain Futures: Seven Myths about Millennials and Investing," and uncover the misconceptions and roadblocks millennials face in their path to becoming investors.

 


October 4, 2018

No 401(k)? No Problem. 5 Ways to Save for Retirement.

Saving for retirement can be daunting, so it's no surprise that employer-sponsored retirement plans can be a key stepping-stone into the world of investing—and through your investments, to a healthy retirement nest egg. Don't have access to an employer-sponsored plan? No problem. Here are 5 ways to start saving today.

 


October 4, 2018

Millennials and Investing

Get resources for three types of millennials—those with no investment accounts, those with only retirement accounts and those with taxable investment accounts.

 


October 1, 2018

World's Best Investor Tips for World Investor Week

During World Investor Week, U.S. securities regulators like FINRA encourage you to keep these seven tips in mind when you invest.