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Building a Financially Capable America Through Education and Research

The People We Help

Learn how the Foundation helps Americans build financial stability, invest for life goals and guard against fraud.

The Knowledge We Gain & Share


Research allows us to understand and improve money decisions. The FINRA Foundation connects those who create new knowledge with those who use it.

The Networks We Strengthen

Learn how the Foundation empowers its partners to reach people where they live, work, and learn.

The Financial Capability of United States Military Veterans: The Role of Gender and Racial/Ethnic Identity

Researchers at the FINRA Foundation and William and Mary used data from three waves of the NFCS to understand the financial experiences of military veterans, focusing on how these differ by gender and racial/ethnic identity.


What really spooks Americans? Money.

Forget ghosts and goblins, few things are as scary as household finances for U.S. adults. In a new, nationally representative survey, respondents shared what worries them most in their lives. The most common answer? Money.


Feeling Good, Staying Sharp: Psychological Wellbeing May Slow Financial and Health Literacy Decline in Older Adults

A new study by the FINRA Foundation, Rush University, and Indiana University School of Medicine found that older adults with higher psychological wellbeing experience slower age-related declines in their financial literacy, highlighting the importance of psychological health on financial decision making.