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 youre dealing with a registered investment professional with a free simple search on Investor.govshomepage.

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Financial Literacy Education Commission (FLEC)

Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA)

National Association of Insurance Commissioners

North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA)

American Association of Individual Investors (AAII)

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)

National Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE)

National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE)

The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA)

Society for Financial Education & Professional Development