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.
||CleanKey Concepts: Return and Rate of Return||In this podcast, FINRA explains the key investing concepts of return and rate of return.||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Four Financial Goals You Need to Set Now (and Why)||In this podcast, FINRA explains the four financial goals those just getting started with saving and investing should set right now.||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSet a Timeframe for Your Financial Goals||One of the key elements of any financial plan is to set appropriate and realistic timeframes for your investment goals. In this podcast, FINRA looks at how timeframes can help you prioritize and make the most of your investments throughout life.||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeven Investing Tips for 2017||Financially speaking, the beginning of the year is a great time to plan for the year to come. FINRA is here to help with these seven tips for making the most of your investments in 2017.||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDon’t Go Holiday Shopping with Your 401(k)||If you’re in a financial pinch, a loan from your 401(k) plan might seem like a good option, especially around the holidays. But there are long-term consequences and risks you should consider. In this podcast, we look at the pros and cons of 401(k) loans||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Quick Guide to Money Market Accounts||Thinking of opening a money market deposit account at a bank or credit union? Here’s a quick guide to what you should know.||Free||View in iTunes|
||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|
||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|