Community Dividend

Site provides state-by-state assessments of financial capability

Published April 1, 2011  | April 2011 issue

A new web site developed by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation (FIEF) enables users to view and compare assessments of financial capability for every state and region in the country. The site,, features an interactive map that displays state-level, regional, and national data on how well individuals manage their financial resources. The data are based on the results of an FIEF-sponsored study called The State-By-State Financial Capability Survey, which was developed in consultation with the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy.