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National Financial Awareness Day is Aug. 14

Rachel Carden serves as the Director of Investor Education for the Securities Division of the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance. 

Here at the Securities Division, we hope you’ll use this day as a reminder of how important financial planning is for your, and your family’s, future.

National Senior Fraud Awareness Day (May 15)

Rachel Carden serves as the Director of Investor Education for the Securities Division of the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance. 

On National Senior Fraud Awareness Day (May 15), the Securities Division of the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (“TDCI”) reminds the families, friends, and loved ones of older Tennesseans that they can help protect vulnerable Tennesseans by keeping a watchful eye for signs of elder exploitation and promptly reporting possible abuse to the appropriate authorities.

Are You An Informed Investor?

By Rachel Carden, Director of Investor Education for the Securities Division of the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance 

Decentralized finance, or DeFi, is a relatively new blockchain-based set of financial services gaining popularity and acceptance. This alert discusses DeFi, the technology behind it, and how you can protect yourself from falling victim to a scam.

America Saves Week Starts February 21st!

By Rachel Carden, Director of Investor Education for the Securities Division of the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance 

Since 2007, America Saves Week has been an annual celebration as well as a call to action for Americans to commit to saving successfully.

Through the support of thousands of participating organizations, including our division, this movement is used to encourage individuals to do a financial check-in that allows them to get a clear view of their finances, set savings goals, and create a plan to achieve them.

This week’s focus on saving will highlight the following strategies:

Happy Holidays from the Securities Division!

By Rachel Carden, Director of Investor Education for the Securities Division of the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance 

The holidays can be a busy, expensive time of year – which makes it especially difficult to stick to your budget and avoid overspending – and the past 11 months of good financial habits should not be lost in a haze of hot cocoa and gifting.

TN Securities Division Joins International Fraud Awareness
Week

By Rachel Carden, Director of Investor Education for the Securities Division of the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance 

The Securities Division is proud to support International Fraud Awareness Week. Click the link to view an infographic detailing the behavioral red flags of fraud.

TN Securities Division Supports International Fraud
Awareness Week

By Rachel Carden, Director of Investor Education for the Securities Division of the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance 

The Securities Division is proud to support International Fraud Awareness Week. Click the link to view an infographic that profiles some common traits of fraudsters.

The Importance of Establishing a Trusted Contact

By Rachel Carden, Director of Investor Education for the Securities Division of the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance 

The Tennessee Securities Division is joining the Financial Industry Regulator Authority (FINRA), the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) and the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy (SEC OIEA) in urging financial investors to provide their financial firms with a “trusted contact.”

Celebrate National Financial
Awareness Day with a Financial Plan

By Rachel Carden, Director of Investor Education for the Securities Division of the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance 

August 14 is National Financial Awareness Day! And while the origins are not exactly clear, the goal of this holiday is to serve as a reminder to ensure your and your family’s finances are a top priority. 

TDCI Securities Division Reminds Consumers
That Social Isolation May Increase Risk of Financial Exploitation

By Rachel Carden, Director of Investor Education for the Securities Division of the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance 

Ahead of National Senior Fraud Awareness Day on Saturday, May 15, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Securities Division reminds Tennesseans that social isolation, whether voluntary or involuntary, has a direct contribution to the financial exploitation of older investors.

National Teach Children to Save Day

By Rachel Carden, Director of Investor Education for the Securities Division of the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance 

Each year in April, National Teach Children to Save Day encourages children to develop responsible saving habits.

Take the Pledge to Save For Your Financial Future Today

By Rachel Carden, Director of Investor Education for the Securities Division of the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance 

April is Military Saves Month – a campaign where hundreds of organizations come together to collectively encourage the military community to focus on their financial wellbeing.

Financial Education for Tennessee Students Creates Habits for a Sound Financial Future

By Rachel Carden, Director of Investor Education for the Securities Division of the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance 

The Securities Division of the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance is proud to sponsor the 2021 EVERFI Financial Literacy Bee - a financial capability challenge and scholarship available for high school students to participate in from April 1-15, 2021. 

Create a Successful Financial Future by Participating in America Saves Week

By Rachel Carden, Director of Investor Education for the Securities Division of the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance 

February 22 – 26 is America Saves Week, an initiative of the Consumer Federation of America (CFA), that has been celebrated annually for the past 14 years. The CFA works to help people save by encouraging them to take a closer look at their finances and saving habits. 

Securities During A Pandemic

By TDCI Assistant Commissioner Elizabeth Bowling 

I am sure that at the top of everyone’s mind right now is the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on our lives. It feels like, in some ways, that our day-to-day routines have been brought to a grinding halt. However, with each day that passes, we realize that we are finding different ways to carry out our duties.