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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
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: 11/1/2010
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
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
Get an overview of all Social Security programs and Medicare. More information...
Audience: Individual
Date: 3/25/2014
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: 2/18/2014
A video from the U.S. Department of Labor Employee Benefits Security Administration can help you picture yourself at retirement and start saving now so your future self can enjoy a secure retirement. By saving early, you can make a big difference in your financial plans for tomorrow. Imagine what More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Video
Date: 9/5/2013
A video from the U.S. Department of Labor Employee Benefits Security Administration can help you picture yourself at retirement and start saving now so your future self can enjoy a secure retirement. By saving early, you can make a big difference in your financial plans for tomorrow. Imagine what More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Video
Date: 9/5/2013
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