By FINRA Investor Education
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The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority is dedicated to protecting investors. As the non-governmental regulator of U.S. securities firms, we know that the best protection is education. FINRA’s Alert Investor will discuss the timely financial issues and information you’ll need to save smarter and weather today's turbulent stock markets. Alert Investor will also help you protect your portfolio by reporting trends in investment fraud and other traps investors at all wealth and experience levels should avoid.
||CleanFive Keys to Smarter Investing||If you decide to work with a financial advisor, choosing that person is one of the most important decisions you’ll make for your financial health. Equally important is understanding your investment options, and learning how to spot and avoid fraud.||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSingle Payment Car-Title Loans Can Take You for a Ride||According to a report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), one in five borrowers from auto title loan companies have their vehicles seized when they fall behind on repayment of their loans. The CFPB report illustrates just how difficult it||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Manage the Financial Impact of an Unexpected Job Loss||Rarely a day goes by that you don't hear about some company that has down-sized or closed its doors. While you may not be able to control if your company decides to make some cuts—you can plan ahead and take steps to manage the financial impact of those||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5 Tips for Saving for Retirement—Automatically||Does your company's 401(k), 403(b) or other retirement savings plan offer automatic features like auto-enrollment? While automatic features make saving simple, it's not the same thing as putting your savings on "autopilot." The tips in this podcast will h||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDisaster Planning—5 Things to Put in Your Financial Emergency Kit||You rarely have much advance warning to prepare for most natural disasters. That’s why it's important to put a financial emergency kit together now—ahead of a crisis.||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFiling an Investor Complaint||Most business in the securities industry is done fairly and efficiently, but problems can arise. If you believe that a sales person, brokerage firm or other industry professional has treated you unfairly, you can file a complaint with FINRA. Before you fi||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTips for a Turbulent Market||When the stock market is rocky, the best way to steady your pulse is by focusing on your overall financial picture. Combined with sound planning, this approach can pay dividends regardless of market conditions.||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5 Tips to Avoid Pump-and-Dump Scams||Have you ever pumped a few squirts of vanilla hazelnut syrup into your latte? There’s nothing wrong with that. But pumping up a coffee stock with hype and false statements? That's illegal. And the Securities and Exchange Commission recently brought frau||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3 Things to Know About Financial Planners||As you look for a financial professional, you’ll probably come across people who call themselves financial planners. It's a phrase that encompasses many types of services and skills. Here are three things you need to know about financial planners.||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs It Time to Rebalance Your Portfolio?||Market performance can alter the relative values of the asset classes you hold in your portfolio. If it’s been a while since you’ve rebalanced your portfolio, now may be a good time to consider doing it.||Free||View in iTunes|