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Whether you’re a first-time investor or have been investing for many years, there is some basic information you should know about investing. This bulletin contains a list of thirteen pieces of investing-related information that may help you make informed financial decisions and avoid common scams. More information...
Audience: Individual
Date: 4/5/2013
Target date funds are often available through 401(k) plans. Some 401(k) plans use these funds as the default investment for plan participants who have not selected their investments under the plan. Both before and after investing in a target date fund, consider carefully whether the fund is right More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Brochure
Date: 2/22/2013
This site is specifically for employees of the Federal government. You can use this on-linen calculator to determine the face value, premiums and how to carry your coverage into retirement. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Calculator Tools Website
Date: 3/28/2012
Women face many challenges in saving for retirement. This website highlights some of those issues and provides tips to get started. The site is presented in English and Spanish. 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
This special edition of the FDIC Consumer News is a guide for seniors and their families, topics include information pertaining entirely to seniors’ issues such as retirement strategies; how to avoid fraud; and annuity investing. Readers will find practical suggestions and reliable information More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher
Type of Resource: Website
Date: 3/28/2012
This paper presents the results of a field experiment in which a random subsample of older workers was given information about key Social Security provisions, while a control group was not. The experiment was designed to examine whether it is possible to affect individual behavior using a More information...
Audience: Researcher
Date: 3/23/2012
Two competing explanations for why consumers have trouble with financial decisions are gaining momentum. One is that people are financially illiterate since they lack understanding of simple economic concepts and cannot carry out computations such as computing compound interest, which could cause More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Tags: Behavioral economics, Financial literacy, financial education
Date: 10/1/2010
This paper presents the results of a field experiment in which a random subsample of older workers was given information about key Social Security provisions, while a control group was not. The experiment was designed to examine whether it is possible to affect individual behavior using a More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Tags: Social Security, Employment
Date: 9/28/2010
Two competing explanations for why consumers have trouble with financial decisions are gaining momentum. One is that people are financially illiterate since they lack understanding of simple economic concepts and cannot carry out computations such as computing compound interest, which could cause More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Date: 10/1/2010