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Find out how working after beginning to receive retirement benefits can lead to increases or decreases in benefits. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Report Article
Tags: Social Security, Income, Retirement, Benefits, Saving 
Date: 3/25/2014
In this report, GAO's objectives were to determine: (1) what benefit payout options and accompanying information pension plans make available to participants at retirement, (2) what benefit payouts plan participants receive at retirement, and (3) the actions available to help retiring participants More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Date: 3/27/2012
… Financial Planning Planning Retirement savings Retirement Workplace Benefits 1 … Employment Planning for Retirement 401K Retirement Benefits … More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Tags: GAO, Workplace
Date: 7/22/2015
Under the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA), the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is responsible for performing outreach activities "designed to help customers protect themselves from fraud and other violations of the CEA." As part of this effort, the CFTC developed and tested a series More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher Teacher
Type of Resource: Report
Tags: Investment Fraud, Commodities, Financial Fraud, Pre-retirement, Trading, Consumer Protection, Futures, Anti-Fraud
Date: 5/5/2014
Find out how your Social Security benefits could be affected if you’re eligible for a pension from work not covered by Social Security. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Fact Sheet Report
Tags: Social Security, Income, Benefits, DIsability
Date: 3/25/2014
This study conducted by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) examines rates of participation in the Federal Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) in calendar year 2007 by ethnicity and gender. OPM found that minorities are less likely to participate in TSP (82.5 percent of minorities versus 87.8 More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Report
Tags: Federal Thrift Savings Plan, TSP
Date: 3/4/2013
Drawing on a comprehensive review of academic journal articles, the report reviews patterns of investor behavior that may be suboptimal and factors that may lead to such patterns. role of behavioral finance from the perspective of prospect theory, overconfidence and human sentiment, as well as More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Tags: Behavioral Economics
Date: 3/4/2013
Using credit report records and data collected from several household surveys, we analyze changes in household debt and saving during the 2007 recession. We find that, while different segments of the population were affected in distinct ways, depending on whether they owned a home, whether they More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Date: 3/28/2012
Because of recent concerns about significant losses in and differences in the performance of some Target Date Funds (TDF)s, GAO was asked to address the following questions: (1) To what extent do the investment compositions of TDFs vary; (2) what is known about the performance of TDFs; (3) More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Date: 3/27/2012
Under federal regulations, 401(k) participants may tap into their accrued retirement savings before retirement under certain circumstances, including hardship. This "leakage" from 401(k) accounts can result in a permanent loss of retirement savings. GAO was asked to analyze (1) the incidence, More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Date: 3/27/2012