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In 2003, the Financial Literacy and Education Improvement Act created the Financial Literacy and Education Commission, which comprises 20 federal agencies and which the Department of the Treasury’s (Treasury) Office of Financial Education coordinates. Responding to a mandate in the act, GAO More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Testimony
Date: 3/27/2012
This presentation reviews the state of federal spending and discusses the role of improved financial literacy as part of a three-pronged strategy (1) Improve Financial Reporting, Public Education, and Performance Metrics (2) Strengthen Budget and Legislative Processes and Controls (3) Fundamental More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Presentation
Date: 3/27/2012
In July 28, 2004, GAO hosted a forum on the role of the federal government in improving financial literacy. Forum participants included experts in financial literacy and education from federal and state agencies, the financial industry, nonprofit organizations, and academic institutions. This More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Conference Proceedings
Date: 3/27/2012
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: 3/27/2012
Using credit report records and data collected from several household surveys, we analyze changes in household debt and saving during the 2007 recession. We find that, while different segments of the population were affected in distinct ways, depending on whether they owned a home, whether they More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Date: 3/28/2012
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Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Date: 3/27/2012
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Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Article Journal Peer-reviewed
Date: 3/27/2012
In 2009, the Center for Retirement Research analyzed responses to the financial and economic downturn of workers approaching retirement. The CRR surveyed 1,317 workers age 45 to 59 between July and August 2009. The main results showed a significant rise in expected retirement ages, but little More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Brief
Date: 3/27/2012
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Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Article Journal Peer-reviewed
Date: 3/27/2012
In 1995, the Social Security Administration started sending out the annual Social Security Statement. It contains information about the worker’s estimated benefits at the ages 62, 65, and 70. I use this unique natural experiment to analyze the retirement and claiming decision-making. First, I find More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Date: 3/27/2012