5 questions to ask your brokerage firm about cybersecurity

Brokerage firm information technology (IT) plays a critical role in the securities industry, and firms have been working hard to safeguard against cyberattacks. You, the account holder, also have a role to play — and National Consumer Protection Week is a good time to take action.

Asking your firm these questions can help you better understand a firm’s cybersecurity activities and policies as they relate to you, the customer: Continue Reading >

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Identity Theft

Money Smart in 2016

This year, National Futures Association (NFA) will be celebrating its 10th year of participation in the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago's Money Smart Week. NFA has participated in more than 15 Money Smart Week events since first joining the initiative in 2006. Continue Reading >

NAACP Hosts Series of Financial Planning Workshops

Join the NAACP Washington, DC Branch for a series of financial management workshops on Saving & Investment, Retirement, Estate Planning and College Planning.  These workshops are free and open to the public. Continue Reading >

Outsmarting Investment Fraud

We've all heard it before: "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is." But the trick is figuring out when "good" becomes "too good." Investment fraud criminals make their living by making themselves and their schemes sound legitimate. Continue Reading >

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Investing, Scam Alerts

There’s smart. And then there’s CFTC SmartCheck.

Investors often fail to check the background of their financial professional, making themselves vulnerable to fraudsters. Additionally, investors can sometimes overlook signs that indicate there’s something wrong with the person, and instead focus on just the supposed profit. This can leave them vulnerable to fraud and financial predators. Continue Reading >

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