The NASD's Investor Education Foundation is launching a $6.8 million campaign to supply members of the military with education and tools about investing, as a way of warding off unscrupulous investment firms that have been selling overpriced, risky and inappropriate products to members of the armed forces.

The NASD gave a financial quiz to service members last June and found that only 29% of those who currently invest knew enough to get a passing grade.

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