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Over the past decade, American investors increasingly have turned to mutual funds to save for retirement and other financial goals. Mutual funds can offer the advantages of diversification and professional management. But, as with other investment choices, investing in mutual funds involves risk. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 4/5/2013
Ready.Save.Grow. is a U.S. Department of the Treasury initiative to help people save and take control of their future. Setting money aside for the future is an important step toward reaching your long-term goals, whether that means saving for your child’s college education or preparing for a more More information...
Audience: Individual
Date: 4/5/2013
A guide from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to help consumers retiring from a traditional pension plan navigate their payout options. The guide gives near-retirees the information they need to understand the trade-offs of taking their pension in a monthly payment or in a lump sum. The More information...
Audience: Individual
Tags: Pensions, Investment, Lump sums, Retirement income, Annuities
Date: 4/6/2016
This publication helps you manage your money so you can afford today’s needs while funding tomorrow’s goals. This publication shows how saving for retirement can be part of your overall financial plan. Worksheets will help workers at any stage of their career manage their financial life, More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Website
Tags: longevity risk, retirement risk, tax-deferred retirement account, ERISA, mid-career, new entrants, new job, college seniors
Date: 8/9/2013
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: 4/5/2013
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
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 starting a new job, this publication provides tips to help you save for your long-term goals in addition to your short-term goals. If you start saving now, the money will have years to grow and you'll have a better chance of being able to do all the things you want to do in the future. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Brochure
Tags: longevity risk, retirement risk, tax-deferred retirement account, ERISA, college seniors, new entrants
Date: 8/9/2013
Following a rigorous research effort to develop a consumer-driven definition of financial well-being, the CFPB developed and tested a set of questions–a “scale”–to measure financial well-being. The scale is designed to allow practitioners and researchers to accurately and consistently quantify, and More information...
Audience: Individual
Tags: Financial well-being measurement, financial education outcome measurement
Date: 3/9/2016
MyRA (My Retirement Account) is a program offering a new retirement savings account for individuals looking for a simple, safe, and affordable way to start saving. Savers will be able to open an account with as a little as $25 and contribute $5 or more every payday. MyRAs balances will never go More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article
Tags: Savings, Retirement, Planning, Accounts
Date: 4/2/2015