Financial Capability by State

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New & Newsworthy

  • Podcasts: Join us as we discuss the financial capability of Americans.
    • Part I: Does a Rising Tide Lift All Boats?
    • Part II: Tracking Shifting Currents of Financial Well-Being
  • June 2019: The new NFCS State-by-State report and data set are now available. Check out The State of U.S. Financial Capability.
  • USA Today: View a series of articles published by USA Today, in collaboration with the FINRA Foundation, highlighting the financial struggles many Americans face.
  • Using NFCS Data: Watch and learn how the NFCS can advance your research and teaching.
  • NFCS Research Award: The 2019 NFCS Research Award was presented to Sunwoo Lee.
  • ACCI/FINRA Foundation Undergraduate Poster Session Winners: Tara Henderson, Haley Kozon, and Christopher Hickey won awards for Best Posters at the 2019 ACCI Annual Conference.
  • Watch Our Video: Check out this insightful video on how Americans are faring with their finances.
  • American Life Panel Data Is Available: The National Financial Capability Study Survey was administered to over 2,000 respondents on RAND's American Life Panel.

About the FINRA Foundation

Established in 2003 by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the FINRA Investor Education Foundation empowers underserved Americans with the knowledge, skills and tools to make sound financial decisions throughout life.

Data and Methodology

To broaden the conversation on financial capability, the FINRA Foundation invites academic and policy researchers and others interested, to further explore research implications with access to full datasets, questionnaires, executive summaries, and methodology.