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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
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
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
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
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
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
The Retirement Toolkit is a handy tool that provides general guidance on key issues plus a list of publications, resources, and interactive tools to help workers understand important decisions related to employment-based plans, Social Security and Medicare. The toolkit was developed by the three More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Tools
Tags: retirement benefits, employer plan, 401(k), individual retirement account, Medicare, Social Security
Date: 7/30/2013
Variable annuities have become a part of the retirement and investment plans of many Americans. This brochure is a general description of variable annuities – what they are, how they work, and the charges you will pay. The brochure also includes detailed information on death benefits, surrender More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Brochure Website
Date: 4/5/2013
The practice of spreading money among different investments to reduce risk is known as diversification. By picking the right group of investments, you may be able to limit your losses and reduce the fluctuations of investment returns without sacrificing too much potential gain. To learn more about More information...
Audience: Individual
Date: 4/5/2013
With support from the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED), the Center for Financial Security at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (CFS) and the New York City Department  of Consumer Affairs Office of Financial Empowerment (OFE) partnered on a pilot More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher
Type of Resource: Article Brief
Tags: Job Training, Financial Counseling, Financial Empowerment    
Date: 4/21/2014