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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
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
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 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
There's never going to be a perfect time to start saving. The important thing is to start, and you don't need lots of cash to do so. Having a "rainy day" or emergency fund can protect you from having to use high-cost credit when you hit a rough patch. More information...
Audience: Individual
Date: 4/22/2013
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
… 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