FINRA Securities Helpline for Seniors – HELPS™

FINRA Securities Helpline for Seniors – HELPS™

A toll-free number that senior investors can call to get assistance from FINRA or raise concerns about issues with brokerage accounts and investments.

Call 844-57-HELPS (844-574-3577)
Monday – Friday
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Eastern TimeAre you a senior investor with questions about your brokerage account statement or an investment in a brokerage account? . . . → Read More: FINRA Securities Helpline for Seniors – HELPS™

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What You Should Know About Reverse Mortgages

What You Should Know About Reverse Mortgages

A reverse mortgage is an interest-bearing loan secured by the equity in your home and is neither a government benefit nor free money. A reverse mortgage is a home loan.

Advertisements for reverse mortgages can give the false impression that they are an easy, cost-free way for retirees to finance vacations . . . → Read More: What You Should Know About Reverse Mortgages

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FINRA: High-Yield CDs: Red Flags That Signal a Scam and more…

INVESTOR ALERTS

Check Out Your Financial Professional

Even if a close friend or family member recommends a financial professional, you should still check that person out. Before becoming a customer, take the time to confirm that the person you’re considering is currently registered, and look at the background of both the firm and the financial professional for . . . → Read More: FINRA: High-Yield CDs: Red Flags That Signal a Scam and more…

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Information for Military Familes from SaveAndInvest.org

Information for Military Familes from FINRA SaveAndInvest.org

Give Your Savings a Boost by Paying Yourself First!
Saving for the future is key to achieving financial stability and long-term financial goals. Yet, in a survey of military service members by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, more than one-third of the respondents reported having trouble putting money aside for future . . . → Read More: Information for Military Familes from SaveAndInvest.org

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FINRA: The Financial Fragility of American Families

Insights Brief: The Financial Fragility of American Families

The economic crisis that began in 2007 started a wide-ranging spiral that not only weakened the U.S. economy, but also eroded the financial stability of households. This brief explores how American families are positioned to confront economic shocks and the resources they may—or may not—have available to help them . . . → Read More: FINRA: The Financial Fragility of American Families

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FINRA Report: Financial Fraud and Fraud Susceptibility in the United States

New FINRA Report

Financial Fraud and Fraud Susceptibility in the United States: New FINRA Foundation Report Finds Americans Are at Risk

Estimates suggest that consumer financial fraud is costing Americans over $50 billion a year, and this number does not include the money allocated for its prevention or the social and emotional cost fraud imposes on Americans every year. The FINRA Foundation’s new research . . . → Read More: FINRA Report: Financial Fraud and Fraud Susceptibility in the United States

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Weathering Tough Economic Times—12 Tips for 2012

We published the following list complied by FINRA Investor Education Foundation earlier this year. Original list is available at http://www.finra.org/Investors/ProtectYourself/InvestorAlerts/MoneyManagement/P125281.

Weathering Tough Economic Times—12 Tips for 2012

Tough economic times have taken a toll on many Americans over the last couple of years. But making sound financial decisions and saving for the future can help you weather financial . . . → Read More: Weathering Tough Economic Times—12 Tips for 2012

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Weathering Tough Economic Times—12 Tips for 2012

Weathering Tough Economic Times—12 Tips for 2012

Tough economic times have taken a toll on many Americans over the last couple of years. But making sound financial decisions and saving for the future can help you weather financial storms. The start of a new year is a great time to take stock of your finances, so the . . . → Read More: Weathering Tough Economic Times—12 Tips for 2012

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FINRA’s Generation Money: Improving the Financial Literacy of America’s Teens

FINRA’s Generation Money: Improving the Financial Literacy of America’s Teens

Compound interest is one of the core financial literacy concepts that students must understand as they begin to grow into their own financial responsibilities. The FINRA Foundation, in collaboration with the Consumer Federation of America and Channel One, launched Generation Money in January 2009 to help teach . . . → Read More: FINRA’s Generation Money: Improving the Financial Literacy of America’s Teens

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Webinar: Harnessing the Power of Technology to Enhance Financial Literacy Education & Personal Financial Well-Being?

Harnessing the Power of Technology to Enhance Financial Literacy Education & Personal Financial Well-Being?

Tuesday, June 28th

2:00-3:00 EDT / 1:00-2:00 CDT  

The development and use of technology-based tools for financial literacy education has grown rapidly in recent years, often based on the presumption that digital media will enhance past practice. However, little attention has been given to understanding why such . . . → Read More: Webinar: Harnessing the Power of Technology to Enhance Financial Literacy Education & Personal Financial Well-Being?

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