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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
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 are saving for retirement at work, this website will help you understand your plan and the federal law that governs your plan. It explains what information you should review periodically and where to go for help with questions. This website is presented in English and Spanish. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Website
Date: 3/28/2012
This website provides information about retirement plans for small businesses. Starting a small business retirement savings plan can be easier than most business people think. What’s more, there are a number of retirement programs that provide tax advantages to both employers and employees. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Website
Date: 3/28/2012
Increased policy and academic attention has been placed on promoting retirement savings early in the life course. This study investigates the extent to which retirement savings behavior among young persons, a population for which retirement savings is important but typically low, differs by marital More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher Teacher
Type of Resource: Peer-reviewed
Tags: Family economics, life course, life events, marriage, retirement
Date: 2/1/2012
The majority of research on the retirement decision has focused on the health and wealth aspects of retirement. Such research concludes that people in better health and those enjoying a higher socioeconomic status tend to work longer than their less healthy and less wealthy counterparts. While More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher Teacher
Type of Resource: Peer-reviewed
Tags: behavioral economics, psychology, retirement, benefit claiming
Date: 11/1/2011
Traditional economic theory posits that people make decisions by maximizing a utility function in which all of the relevant constraints and preferences are included and weighed appropriately. Behavioral economists and decision-making researchers, however, are interested in how people make decisions More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher Teacher
Type of Resource: Peer-reviewed
Tags: Behavioral economics, decision making, retirement savings
Date: 11/1/2010
This study conducted by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) examines rates of participation in the Federal Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) in calendar year 2007 by ethnicity and gender. OPM found that minorities are less likely to participate in TSP (82.5 percent of minorities versus 87.8 More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Report
Tags: Federal Thrift Savings Plan, TSP
Date: 4/1/2010
This article provides an overview of the literature on best practices for retirement savings plan design and financial education in the workplace. Without a successful plan design, financial education will not be effective and even a well-structured plan can fail to achieve retirement savings More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article
Tags: financial education, retirement savings plan, saving, enrollment, investment, matching, distributions, formal advisor, informal advisor
Date: 4/10/2008