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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
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
If you have participated in a traditional pension plan, a 401(k), or other employment-based retirement plan, you will want to know how to file a claim for your benefits. This website outlines some of your plan's obligations and briefly explains the procedures and timelines. This website is More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Website
Date: 3/28/2012
Despite the proliferation of academic studies examining financial literacy and financial outcomes, no consistent definition or empirically validated measures of financial literacy exist. While a handful of questions have become the standard measures of financial literacy in previous research, More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Peer-reviewed
Tags: savings, financial literacy, wealth
Date: 7/26/2013
This website provides information on using US Savings Bonds to save for retirement. Did you know that a person retiring at age 65 spends an average of 18 years in retirement? Experts estimate that you'll need 70-80% of your pre-retirement income—lower earners will need 90 percent or more—to More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Website
Date: 3/28/2012
This report summarizes the findings from the Federal Reserve Board’s 3rd annual Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking (SHED), which aims to capture a snapshot of financial and economic well-being of U.S. consumers and identify potential risks to their financial stability. Topics covered More information...
Audience: Individual
Date: 7/27/2016
Variable annuities have become a part of the retirement and investment plans of many Americans. This brochure is a general description of variable annuities – what they are, how they work, and the charges you will pay. The brochure also includes detailed information on death benefits, surrender More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Brochure Website
Date: 4/5/2013
"my Social Security," is a new online service that provides individuals quick access to their personal Social Security information. The site enables working individuals to obtain their earnings record and see estimates of future retirement, disability, and survivor benefits. It also enables people, More information...
Audience: Individual
Date: 4/5/2013