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We provide new and robust empirical evidence that procrastinators behave differently than non‐procrastinators for five important retirement‐related financial behaviors. Empirically, we define a procrastinator as an individual who waits until the last day of their health care open enrollment More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Conference Proceedings
Tags: ​Retirement Savings Plan,
Date: 11/17/2015
… Financial Planning Planning Retirement savings Retirement Workplace Benefits 1 … Employment Planning for Retirement 401K Retirement Benefits … More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Tags: GAO, Workplace
Date: 7/22/2015
Retirement may seem far away. But if you’re a federal civilian employee, you could be missing out on thousands of dollars in matching money from your agency right now if you aren’t contributing at least 5% of your salary to your Thrift Savings Plan account.  The TSP has launched the “Take FIVE for More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher Teacher
Tags: Retirement, Youth, Savings, Financial Literacy Month.
Date: 5/5/2014
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: 4/5/2013
This study used the 1992–2006 waves of the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) to investigate changes in risk tolerance levels over time in response to stock market returns. Findings indicate that risk tolerance tends to increase when market returns increase and decrease when market returns decrease. More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Peer-reviewed
Tags: Risk tolerance, Stocks
Date: 3/4/2013
Two competing explanations for why consumers have trouble with financial decisions are gaining momentum. One is that people are financially illiterate since they lack understanding of simple economic concepts and cannot carry out computations such as computing compound interest, which could cause More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Tags: Behavioral economics, Financial literacy, financial education
Date: 3/4/2013
This paper analyzes new data on financial literacy and financial sophistication from the 2008 Health and Retirement Study. We show that financial literacy is lacking among older individuals and for the first time explore additional questions on financial sophistication which proves even scarcer. More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Tags: Financial literacy
Date: 3/4/2013
This paper analyzes new data from the 2009 National Financial Capability Study. This survey provides information to assess how American households make financial decisions, how they are faring under current economic conditions, and in what ways financial knowledge contributes to financial More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Tags: Social Security
Date: 3/4/2013
Using the 2008 Survey of Chinese Consumer Finance and Investor Education and the 2007 Survey of Consumer Finances, this study compared saving motives between Chinese and American urban households. Results showed that Chinese households were more likely than American households to report More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Peer-reviewed
Tags: China
Date: 3/4/2013
This paper presents the results of a field experiment in which a random subsample of older workers was given information about key Social Security provisions, while a control group was not. The experiment was designed to examine whether it is possible to affect individual behavior using a More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Tags: Social Security, Employment
Date: 3/4/2013