Saving & Investing

May 15, 2012

Informed Investor Advisory: Crowdfunding

The Internet is a popular way for individuals and businesses to raise money. In 2012, Congress passed the JOBS Act, which directed the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to formulate rules to exempt investment crowdfunding from the securities registration laws. These rules went into effect in May 2016 and eased restrictions on start-up companies that […]
September 28, 2011

Self-Directed IRAs and the Risk of Fraud

The SEC and NASAA warn investors of the potential risks associated with investing through self-directed Individual Retirement Accounts (self-directed IRAs).
September 19, 2011

Informed Investor Advisory: Social Networking

Social networking in the Internet age allows people to connect to one another more quickly and easily than ever before. Investment promoters increasingly are logging on to find investors ... and their money.
August 31, 2011

Top Investor Threats

The top 10 financial products and practices that threaten to trap unwary investors, compiled by the securities regulators in NASAA’s Enforcement Section.
August 24, 2011

Saving and Investing

Developing achievable saving and investing goals can help you on your road to freedom, security or affording the kind of lifestyle you want.
August 16, 2011

How to Check Out Your Broker or Investment Adviser

State securities regulators should be the first call for an investor before you turn over any money to a broker or investment adviser.
August 16, 2011

Informed Investor Alert: Gold

Gold seems like a very tempting investment, but before jumping onto the gold bandwagon, there are a few things you might want to consider.
August 16, 2011

Informed Investor Alert: Peer-to-Peer Lending

Peer–to-peer lending is an emerging online financial service also known as social lending, person-to-person lending or P2P.
August 16, 2011

Informed Investor Advisory: Exchange Traded Funds

ETFs have grown increasingly popular among retail investors seeking safe, stable alternatives to mutual funds. Before investing in an ETF, check under the hood.
August 11, 2011

Investing Online Resource Center

Since its debut in 1999, the Investing Online Resource Center (IORC) is the only independent, non-commercial organization dedicated solely to serving the individual consumer who invests online or is considering doing so.