BBB has partnered with the FINRA Investor Education Foundation to give you tools and information to help you better protect and manage your money.

Any time you invest, you take a certain amount of risk.

There's always a possibility an investment can lose value at some point. You can help moderate this risk by choosing investments carefully and monitoring your portfolio.

Fortunately, as an investor you're entitled to basic rights and protections — and there are many places you can go for help. You can also take steps to protect yourself from fraud and scams that may be directed at you.

Through local events, publications and this website, the campaign seeks to protect investors from financial fraud by helping them:

  • recognize they are vulnerable to financial fraud;
  • identify persuasion tactics; and
  • reduce risky behaviors by asking questions and checking information

With easy-to-use tools and resources at its website, the FINRA Foundation helps you make informed financial decisions — and arms you with the information you need to protect yourself from investment fraud.

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. FINRA believes that investor education is often the best form of investor protection.

Through the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, FINRA provides investors with high-quality, easily accessible information and tools to better understand the markets and the basic principles of saving and investing.

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