About Us

SaveAndInvest.org, a project of the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, is a free, unbiased resource dedicated to your financial health. Through easy-to-use tools and resources, SaveAndInvest.org helps you make informed financial decisions—and arms you with the information you need to protect yourself from investment fraud.

Using fine money levied by FINRA against firms for misleading sales practices targeting military personnel, the FINRA Foundation first launched SaveAndInvest.org in 2006 as part of our Military Financial Readiness Project. In 2008, we expanded the site to include information about fraud prevention for all investors.

FINRA and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation offers educational publications and other materials free of charge. Download PDFs or order printed copies of our materials today—and expand your knowledge to become a smarter investor.

Military Financial Readiness Project

Financial preparedness is a key component of military readiness. Whether on-base or deployed overseas, it is crucial that military personnel have access to financial education information that will enable them to make prudent saving and investing decisions for themselves and their families.

Investor Protection

This research-based campaign seeks to protect older investors by helping them recognize that anyone with savings could be targeted by a con. It also identifies the common persuasion techniques fraudsters use and encourages all investors to ask questions and check information.

About the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)

FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, is an independent, not-for-profit organization with a public mission: to protect America's investors by making sure the securities industry operates fairly and honestly. We do that by writing and enforcing rules governing the activities of nearly 4,700 brokerage firms with approximately 633,000 brokers; examining firms for compliance with those rules; fostering market transparency; and, educating investors.

Our independent regulation plays a critical role in America's financial system—by enforcing high ethical standards, bringing the necessary resources and expertise to regulation and enhancing investor safeguards and market integrity—all at no cost to taxpayers.

FINRA's commitment to protect investors extends beyond strong enforcement. We believe that investor education is often the best form of investor protection. To that end, we provide free, unbiased education resources and tools to help investors evaluate investment products and professionals, and better understand the markets and the principles of investing.

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About the FINRA Investor Education Foundation

Established in 2003, the FINRA Investor Education Foundation supports innovative research and educational projects aimed at segments of the investing public that could benefit from additional resources. Our mission is to provide underserved Americans with the knowledge, skills and tools necessary for financial success throughout life.

Formerly known as the NASD Investor Education Foundation, the FINRA Investor Education Foundation is a nonprofit, 501(c)(4) organization established in December 2003 in response to both the current environment in the markets and a survey showing that investors still have fundamental questions and misunderstandings about important investment issues. In 2007, the Foundation's parent, NASD, consolidated with NYSE Member Regulation to form FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. At that time, the NASD Investor Education Foundation became the FINRA Investor Education Foundation—but its mission of serving investors remains the same.

FINRA and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation do not sell investment products, promote products or firms, or offer specific investment advice. For more information about the Foundation, please visit www.finrafoundation.org.