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Building a Financially Capable America Through Education and Research

 

The People We Help

The FINRA 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

Where do we turn before making important money decisions? The FINRA Foundation empowers its partners to reach people where they live, work and learn.

 

 

Understanding the Financial Capability of Americans

Using data from the ongoing National Financial Capability Study, these research studies explore different elements of financial capability, including the financial knowledge, resources and habits of Americans.

Understanding the Financial Capability of Americans

 

Investing 2020: New Accounts and the People Who Opened Them

During 2020, as the COVID-19 virus spread worldwide, retail investors in the U.S. flocked to the markets using taxable investment accounts. This study from the FINRA Foundation and NORC at the University of Chicago examines the diversity, investing goals, behaviors, information sources and knowledge of these new investment account openers.

 

Savings: A Little Can Make a Big Difference

This new report from the FINRA Foundation and SaverLife explores the life-changing benefits that even modest amounts of savings can have for lower-income families in the United States.

 

Michael Morris of the National Disability Institute Awarded the FINRA Foundation’s 2020 Ketchum Prize

The Ketchum Prize—the FINRA Foundation's highest honor—recognizes outstanding service and research to advance financial capability and investor protection in the United States. This year's recipient, Michael Morris, has devoted his career to improving the financial well-being of individuals with disabilities. The prize is named for Rick Ketchum, the former chairman of FINRA and the FINRA Foundation.

Michael Morris of the National Disability Institute Awarded the FINRA Foundation’s 2020 Ketchum Prize

 

Aging and Financial Decision Making

Using data from the Rush Memory and Aging Project, these research studies explore the relationships between the aging brain and important outcomes for financial decision making.

Aging and Financial Decision Making