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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
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
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
CFTC SmartCheck is a campaign of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). It connects investors to tools to check the registration, license, and disciplinary history of certain financial professionals. This collection of tools allows the responsible investor to confirm the credentials More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Guidance Tools Website
Tags: Investor, Education, Investor Education, Investing, Investment,
Date: 11/25/2014
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
In consultation with the U.S. Department of the Treasury and President Bush's Advisory Council on Financial Literacy, the FINRA Investor Education Foundation commissioned the first national study of the financial capability of American adults in 2009. The overarching research objectives of the More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher
Type of Resource: Website
Date: 6/5/2013
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
Following a rigorous research effort to develop a consumer-driven definition of financial well-being, the CFPB developed and tested a set of questions–a “scale”–to measure financial well-being. The scale is designed to allow practitioners and researchers to accurately and consistently quantify, and More information...
Audience: Individual
Tags: Financial well-being measurement, financial education outcome measurement
Date: 3/9/2016
This publication helps you manage your money so you can afford today’s needs while funding tomorrow’s goals. This publication shows how saving for retirement can be part of your overall financial plan. Worksheets will help workers at any stage of their career manage their financial life, More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Website
Tags: longevity risk, retirement risk, tax-deferred retirement account, ERISA, mid-career, new entrants, new job, college seniors
Date: 8/9/2013
… 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