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The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act mandated that GAO study the oversight of financial planners. This report examines (1) how financial planners are regulated and overseen at the federal and state levels, (2) what is known about the effectiveness of this regulation, and More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Date: 1/1/2011
Because of recent concerns about significant losses in and differences in the performance of some Target Date Funds (TDF)s, GAO was asked to address the following questions: (1) To what extent do the investment compositions of TDFs vary; (2) what is known about the performance of TDFs; (3) More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Date: 1/1/2011
This environmental scan focuses on financial and/or health literacy initiatives for low-income or underserved consumers. AIR conducted a review of literature from 2005 through 2010 and conducted interviews with program officials from Federal agencies and private organizations to develop key More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Date: 12/1/2010
This report to Congress describes the status of the Assets for Independence (AFI) program through the end of 2009. The AFI program was established by the Assets for Independence Act (“the AFI Act”) in Title IV of the Community Opportunities, Accountability, and Training and Educational More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Date: 10/1/2010
Drawing on a comprehensive review of academic journal articles, the report reviews patterns of investor behavior that may be suboptimal and factors that may lead to such patterns. role of behavioral finance from the perspective of prospect theory, overconfidence and human sentiment, as well as More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Date: 8/1/2010
Abstract: We examine the cost and operational methods of three homeownership programs offered by the Minnesota Home Ownership Center (Center) and its partner agencies: Home Stretch homeownership classes, pre-purchase home buyer counseling, and foreclosure counseling. We describe the general cost More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Date: 6/1/2010
Financial literacy — the ability to use knowledge and skills to manage financial resources effectively for a lifetime of financial well-being — is becoming more and more important as individuals and families become increasingly responsible for their own long-term financial well-being. Financial and More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Date: 5/1/2010
The Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 mandated GAO to examine the relationship between fluency in the English language and financial literacy. Responding to this mandate, this report examines the extent, if any, to which individuals with limited English More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Date: 5/1/2010
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: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Date: 4/1/2010
Abstract: This report examines the utilization of a state earned income credit by current and former welfare recipients using two measures: receipt among all current and former welfare recipients and among only those eligible for the credit. Both measures may be useful, depending upon which groups More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Date: 12/1/2009