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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
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
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
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
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
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
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