The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is the largest independent regulator for all securities firms doing business in the United States. All told, FINRA oversees nearly 4,750 brokerage firms, about 167,000 branch offices and approximately 634,000 registered securities representatives. Created in July 2007 through the consolidation of NASD and the member regulation, enforcement, and arbitration functions of the New York Stock Exchange, FINRA is dedicated to investor protection and market integrity through effective and efficient regulation and complementary compliance and technology-based services.
IRS.gov is a section within the U.S. government’s official web portal, USA.gov. This site contains a wealth of information that can help you plan for your retirement.
Social Security Benefits
U.S. Social Security Administration
The United States Social Security Administration is an independent agency of the United States federal government that administers Social Security, a social insurance program consisting of retirement, disability, and survivors’ benefits. To qualify for these benefits, most workers pay Social Security taxes on their earnings; future benefits are based on the employees’ contributions.