Financial Capability by State

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Take the Quiz to Test Your Financial Literacy

Gauge your financial knowledge—take the quiz and compare your score with the averages in specific states or the nation overall.

New & Newsworthy

  • July 2020: New issue brief from the FINRA Foundation on the financial capability of an incarcerated population.
  • May 2020: The FINRA Foundation announced the recipients of two higher-education awards created to recognize outstanding research. Read the press release.
  • March 2020: New fact sheet from GFLEC and the FINRA Foundation on gender differences in investment knowledge.
  • December 2019: The new NFCS Investor report and data set are now available. Check out Investors in the United States 2019, and see the Key Findings here.
  • November 2019: New issue brief from the FINRA Foundation on the financial capability of veterans.
  • October 2019: New report from GFLEC and the FINRA Foundation on the financial literacy of investors.
  • 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
  • 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.

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.