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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
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
Millions of Americans are managing money or property for a loved one who is unable to pay bills or make financial decisions. This can be very overwhelming. But, it’s also a great opportunity to help someone you care about, and protect them from scams and fraud. We are releasing four More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher Teacher
Type of Resource: Article Guide
Tags: Elderly, Caregiver, Finances 
Date: 5/5/2016
In aggregate, individual retirement savings are reaching unprecedented levels, totaling about $25 trillion. Yet there is considerable variation in retirement wealth across individuals even after taking into account background characteristics, such as age, income, and education. Because changes in More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Conference Proceedings
Tags: ​Retirement Savings Plan, Savings
Date: 11/17/2015
Automatic enrollment has been widely embraced for raising employee participation in 401(k) plans. However, the empirical evidence is based on data with limitations that, up until now, have prevented researchers from extrapolating the effects of automatic enrollment to the broader population of More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Tags: ​Retirement Savings Plan,
Date: 11/17/2015
We propose a model of narrow framing in insurance and test it using data from a new module we designed and fielded in the Health and Retirement Study. We show that respondents subject to narrow framing are substantially less likely to buy long-term care insurance than average. This effect is much More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Tags: ​Insurance,
Date: 11/17/2015
We provide new and robust empirical evidence that procrastinators behave differently than non‐procrastinators for five important retirement‐related financial behaviors. Empirically, we define a procrastinator as an individual who waits until the last day of their health care open enrollment More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Conference Proceedings
Tags: ​Retirement Savings Plan,
Date: 11/17/2015
… 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
Retirement may seem far away. But if you’re a federal civilian employee, you could be missing out on thousands of dollars in matching money from your agency right now if you aren’t contributing at least 5% of your salary to your Thrift Savings Plan account.  The TSP has launched the “Take FIVE for More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher Teacher
Tags: Retirement, Youth, Savings, Financial Literacy Month.
Date: 5/5/2014
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