The Foundation supports research to understand the financial capability of American households, financial fraud and consumer protection, and what works when it comes to financial education and protection. Explore the resulting reports and data sets using the filters below.
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Nov 07, 2023The Financial Capability of United States Military Veterans: The Role of Gender and Racial/Ethnic Identity
Using data from three waves of the NFCS, researchers from the Foundation and William and Mary found that female veterans and veterans of color reported poorer financial capability than their female or white counterparts. However, among female veterans, there were few differences in the financial capability of female veterans of color and white female veterans. For some indicators, Black and Hispanic female veterans reported higher financial capability than their white female veterans.
Oct 23, 2023
Using data collected in 2023, FINRA Foundation researchers explored which issues U.S adults most worry about. The findings suggest that money is a top worry for many, with a large majority reporting that financial worries impact other important areas of their lives, like their health, relationships, and their ability to make changes.
Oct 19, 2023Feeling Good, Staying Sharp: Psychological Wellbeing May Slow Financial and Health Literacy Decline in Older Adults
Researchers at the FINRA Foundation, Rush University and Indiana University School of Medicine found that older adults with high psychological wellbeing experience slower declines in financial and health literacy than those with low psychological wellbeing.
Oct 06, 2023
Researchers from the FINRA Foundation and Texas Tech University explored the relationship between investing knowledge and the investing fees investors report paying.
Sep 22, 2023In a behavioral experiment that mimicked a real-world imposter scam, researchers from the FINRA Foundation and Rush University found that cognition, financial literacy, and scam awareness were associated with vulnerability of older adults. Read the publication on the JAMA Network Open.
Jun 06, 2023
In collaboration with NORC at the University of Chicago and FiCycle, researchers examined the roles of financial and math knowledge in adults’ positive and negative financial behaviors.
May 24, 2023
Researchers from the Foundation and CFA Institute examined the investing attitudes and behaviors of Gen Z investors and non-investors, and compared investors with their millennial and Gen X counterparts.
May 22, 2023
Researchers used NFCS data from 2012–2021 to examine the financial vulnerability of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) adults, in the aggregate and across different heritages within the AAPI population.
Apr 24, 2023
Researchers from NORC at the University of Chicago and the Foundation examined differences between investors entering the market in 2020 and new investors entering the market in 2021–2022, including those investing through the purchase of cryptocurrency.
Mar 27, 2023
In follow up to a 2020 study of new investors, researchers from the Foundation and NORC at the University of Chicago returned to those investors in 2022 to gain insights into their investing experiences, as well as changes in knowledge, goals, holdings, and more.