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Planning for Retirement is a new interactive tool of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to help you make an informed decision about when to claim your Social Security benefits. The tool gives you a rough estimate of your monthly benefit and shows how your monthly benefit changes depending on More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher Teacher
Tags: Social Security, Retirement, Working, Benefits, Life Expectancy, Expenses
Date: 11/20/2015
There's never going to be a perfect time to start saving. The important thing is to start, and you don't need lots of cash to do so. Having a "rainy day" or emergency fund can protect you from having to use high-cost credit when you hit a rough patch. More information...
Audience: Individual
Date: 4/22/2013
Money Smart for Older Adults (MSOA) is an instructor-led training developed jointly by FDIC and CFPB.  The module provides awareness among older adults and their caregivers on how to prevent elder financial exploitation and to encourage advance planning and informed financial decision-making. More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher Teacher
Type of Resource: Guide
Tags: Fraud, Scam, Elderly, Guide
Date: 3/25/2014
This website provides a variety of information on personal finance via learning lessons, frequently asked questions, and an ask-an-expert feature. Featured topics include Investing for Your Future, Planning for a Secure Retirment, and Legally Secure Your Financial Future. It also features several More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher
Type of Resource: Website
Date: 3/28/2012
With support from the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED), the Center for Financial Security at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (CFS) and the New York City Department  of Consumer Affairs Office of Financial Empowerment (OFE) partnered on a pilot More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher
Type of Resource: Article Brief
Tags: Job Training, Financial Counseling, Financial Empowerment    
Date: 4/21/2014
To equip assisted living and nursing facility staff with the know-how to prevent and spot the warning signs of elder financial abuse, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a guide to protecting residents from financial exploitation. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Guide
Tags: fraud, financial exploitation, consumer protection
Date: 7/8/2014
A video from the U.S. Department of Labor Employee Benefits Security Administration can help you picture yourself at retirement and start saving now so your future self can enjoy a secure retirement. By saving early, you can make a big difference in your financial plans for tomorrow. Imagine what More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Video
Date: 9/5/2013
A video from the U.S. Department of Labor Employee Benefits Security Administration can help you picture yourself at retirement and start saving now so your future self can enjoy a secure retirement. By saving early, you can make a big difference in your financial plans for tomorrow. Imagine what More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Video
Date: 9/5/2013
A guide from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to help consumers retiring from a traditional pension plan navigate their payout options. The guide gives near-retirees the information they need to understand the trade-offs of taking their pension in a monthly payment or in a lump sum. The More information...
Audience: Individual
Tags: Pensions, Investment, Lump sums, Retirement income, Annuities
Date: 4/6/2016
MyRA (My Retirement Account) is a program offering a new retirement savings account for individuals looking for a simple, safe, and affordable way to start saving. Savers will be able to open an account with as a little as $25 and contribute $5 or more every payday. MyRAs balances will never go More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article
Tags: Savings, Retirement, Planning, Accounts
Date: 4/2/2015