Last October, in response to Hurricane Ida, our library was contacted by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) with the offer of a $5,000 grant for books that help our citizens manage their personal finances. . Our library, of course, gladly accepted this money and started buying the books.
FINRA, at no cost to the taxpayer, drafts and enforces rules governing the ethical activities of all registered brokerage firms. It also promotes market transparency and educates investors. In short, they work hard to protect the investing public from fraud and malpractice. The books we purchased with their grant promote financial education in a number of areas.