Useful Websites

Below is a list of websites run by federal agencies, state regulators, consumer groups and self-regulatory organizations that may be helpful to individual investors.  You can find out if you’re dealing with a registered investment professional with a free simple search on’s homepage


Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

Financial Literacy Education Commission (FLEC)

Pension Benefits Guaranty Corporation

U.S. Social Security Administration

U.S. Department of Justice

U.S. Department of Labor

Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA)

U.S. Department of the Treasury

Bureau of the Public Debt
Internal Revenue Service

Office of Consumer Policy and Resource Center

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

U.S. General Services Administration


National Association of Attorneys General

National Association of Insurance Commissioners

National Association of Secretaries of State

North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA)


Investor Education

ABLE National Resource Center

American Association of Individual Investors (AAII)

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)

American Savings Education Council (ASEC)

BetterInvesting (formerly known as NAIC)

America Saves

Council for Economic Education

Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI)

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)

Financial Planning Association (FPA)

First Nations Development Institute

Investor Protection Trust (IPT)

Jump$tart Coalition

Military Saves

Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board

Museum of American Finance

National Academy Foundation (NAF)

National Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE)

The National Disability Institute

National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE)

National Foundation for Credit Counseling

National Futures Association

Options Industry Council

Public Company Accounting Oversight Board

The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA)

Society for Financial Education & Professional Development