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How to Stay Out of the Red on Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Beyond

If you want to stay out of the red on Black Friday, Cyber Monday and beyond, start by looking in the mirror. Many items purchased during these sales are non-gift items for yourself or your home.

November 26, 2019


These Behaviors Make You a Scam Target

Do you spend a lot of time on social media sites or looking for great online deals? If so, then you wear a bullseye when it comes to scammers hunting for money.

November 20, 2019


Financial Well-Being of U.S. Military Veterans Improving, Surpassing Non-Veterans

Here's some good news for our nation's veterans and those who care about their welfare. The financial well-being of U.S. military veterans has improved in recent years, outpacing the gains of non-veterans, according to new research by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation. Veterans, overall, reported having less difficulty covering their expenses and bills, had a lower likelihood of experiencing an income drop and were more likely to have an emergency fund, according to the survey of more than 3,000 veterans and more than 20,000 non-veterans.

November 11, 2019


6 Tips for Managing Your Investments through Divorce

While we all hope our marriages will be successful, sometimes life just doesn’t go as planned. Consider these 6 important tips about divorce and your investments.

October 23, 2019


FINRA Foundation Awards 2019 Ketchum Prize to Dr. Olivia S. Mitchell

The FINRA Investor Education Foundation (FINRA Foundation) today awarded Dr. Olivia S. Mitchell the 2019 Ketchum Prize—its highest honor—for her extraordinary research on pensions and retirement income and her efforts worldwide to advance financial literacy.

October 3, 2019


Three Tips for World Investor Week 2019

October 1-7, 2019 is World Investor Week, a global campaign to raise awareness about the importance of investor education and protection. U.S. securities regulators offer these key messages for Main Street investors.

October 1, 2019


Exposed to Scams: What Separates Victims from Non-Victims?

To better understand the fraud victimization process and craft better interventions to reduce fraud, the FINRA Foundation collaborated with the BBB Institute for Marketplace Trust, Stanford Center on Longevity and Federal Trade Commission to explore the cognitive, behavioral and attitudinal differences between victims and non-victims.

September 30, 2019


Cash Accounts: What They Are and How to Avoid Problems

With a cash account, the most important thing to know is that you must pay the full amount for securities purchased in that account by the settlement date. For most securities, this means paying for them two days after you place an order to buy.

September 27, 2019


Should You Exchange Your Variable Annuity?

Perhaps you spoke with an investment professional about an existing variable annuity you own, and the possibility of exchanging your current VA with a new one came up. Be aware that replacing one VA with another involves a comparison of the complex features of each security.

September 13, 2019