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Many 401(k) retirement plans allow participants to take loans from their accounts before they retire. However, if they have not paid them off before leaving their jobs, they must pay them in full immediately. Based on a large dataset from Vanguard, this study is the first of its kind to quantify More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Brief
Date: 12/1/2011
Abstract: Financial counseling may be an effective way to improve individuals’ financial behavior and outcomes. However, its impacts have not been adequately studied. Previous studies show weak positive effects of counseling, but are subject to a number of limitations. Most significantly, More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Brief Working paper
Date: 10/1/2011
During the past two school years, the Center for Financial Security has been involved in the Money $mart in Head Start program, which delivers financial capability services to Head Start families across 16 Wisconsin counties. Local Head Start programs and UW - Cooperative Extension offices More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Brief
Date: 1/1/2011
Abstract: Financial decisions are compelled and constrained by non-financial factors. These include personality characteristics of individuals as well as of the social environment in which decisions are made. This study provides an overview of behavioral theories that have sought to explain how More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Brief
Date: 9/1/2010
In 2009, the Center for Retirement Research analyzed responses to the financial and economic downturn of workers approaching retirement. The CRR surveyed 1,317 workers age 45 to 59 between July and August 2009. The main results showed a significant rise in expected retirement ages, but little More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Brief
Date: 2/1/2010