Free Investor Publications

Download PDFs or order printed copies of FINRA's educational publications and other materials free of charge.

Financial Fraud Research Center

A joint project of the Stanford Center on Longevity and the FINRA Foundation with the primary purpose is to collect, direct and disseminate research that gets to the root causes of financial fraud and how to detect and prevent it.

Protect Yourself and Others From Fraud

Investment fraud criminals use sophisticated tactics to get people to part with their money. So it's important to learn about the red flags of financial fraud. SaveAndInvest.org offers unbiased information and strategies to help you avoid investment fraud.

FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Fellow

McGruff the Crime Dog Fights Financial Fraud


For thirty years, the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC)—home to McGruff the Crime Dog—has provided proactive crime prevention and public safety information for individuals and communities. NCPC and the FINRA Foundation recently launched a series of McGruff public service announcements which highlight the red flags of fraud. The PSAs are the newest tools produced out of the NCPC-FINRA Foundation partnership. Join McGruff in the fight against fraud—watch and share the videos today!

Free DVD

"Trick$ of the Trade"

Order your free copy of "Trick$ of the Trade: Outsmarting Investment Fraud." Seen on PBS stations nationwide, this FINRA Foundation documentary uncovers the psychology of a scam and reveals ways to protect yourself and others.

Ask and Check

Before You Invest, Ask and Check

Learn what to ask when approached to buy an investment and how to verify if both the seller and the product are registered.

Doorways to Dreams (D2D) Fund

Meet Our Partners

Doorways to Dreams (D2D) Fund

Doorways to Dreams (D2D) Fund is a Boston-based nonprofit whose mission is to strengthen the financial opportunity and security of low and moderate income consumers by innovating, incubating and stimulating new financial products and policies. D2D works with the financial services industry, government agencies, national non-profit groups, grassroots community agencies, and public policy organizations to generate promising ideas, pilot test financial products and services, build awareness of the needs and potential of low-income communities, and advocate inclusive social and economic policies.

D2D's work has generated Financial Entertainment video games, prize-linked savings products, and tax-time savings innovations.

Learn more about our partners.