News Releases

Feb 23

Honoring Active Military, Vets, With Financial Guidance

Military Saves Week starts Feb. 27, and the Texas State Securities Board continues to offer two resource-packed financial guides to help active military and veterans make confident, informed financial decisions.

A Salute to Smart Investing and the Veterans Handbook: Tactics for Civilian...

Jan 24

It's Back: Your Guide to Safer, Smarter Investing

You asked, we answered. The State Securities Board’s flagship publication, the Texas Investor Guide: Strategies for Investing Wisely and Avoiding Financial Fraud , is back in stock, updated for 2017, and available for free.

The Investor Guide provides unbiased, straightforward...

Jan 23

Talking Heads, Chasing Yield, and Other Investor Threats

Most New Year's lists of the financial variety are inflicted on the public for no apparent reason. No one consistently predicts the direction of the stock market or can tell you the 10 Best Mutual Funds to buy or which mattresses will best conceal your cash.

The Texas State Securities...

Enforcement Actions: Administrative

Feb 13

Order No. REG17-CAF-01

In the Matter of the Investment Adviser Representative Registration of Robert Yrshus: Suspension, Fine, Registration Granted

Jan 5

Order No. ENF-17-CDO-1750

In the Matter of BP Financial & Tax Design Group and Brett Pittsenbarger:  Cease and Desist

Dec 30

Order No. REG16-CAF-05

In the Matter of the Investment Adviser Representative Registration and the Agent Registration of Bruce Russell Clark: Registrations Granted; Reprimand; Fine

Enforcement Actions: Criminal & Civil

Jan 30

Ronald Terry Dunn: Indicted

Ronald Terry Dunn of Haltom City was indicted Jan. 30 in Tarrant County for theft of property of between $100,000 and $200,000. The victims named in the indictment are 65 years of age or older, which under state law makes the charge a first-degree felony.

Dunn is a former registered...

Dec 20

John Patrick Acord: Sentenced, 5 Years

John Patrick Acord was sentenced to five years in federal prison on Dec. 20 and ordered to pay $8.2 million in restitution after pleading guilty to securities fraud in U.S. District Court for the Southern District in Houston.

Acord was the chief financial officer of Intermodal Wealth...

Dec 15

Everett Craig Williams: Indicted

Everett Craig Williams of Round Rock was indicted by a Nueces County Grand Jury on Dec. 15 on one charge of securities fraud for allegedly selling investment agreements issued by Favor Ministries Inc. without telling investors he owes more than $5 million in civil judgments and tax liens....


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A Salute to Smart Investing

To help active military members achieve financial security, Salute covers investment "basic training," retirement planning, avoiding scams – and much more


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It's Your Financial Life

Young workers of the world, invest! Your Financial Life cuts through the thicket of financial jargon and products as you begin managing your own finances.