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Many older US households have done little or no planning for retirement, and there is a substantial population that seems to undersave for retirement. Of particular concern is the relative position of older women, who are more vulnerable to old-age poverty due to their longer longevity. This paper More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Article Journal Peer-reviewed
Date: 3/27/2012
We compare wealth holdings across two cohorts of the Health and Retirement Study: the early Baby Boomers in 2004, and individuals in the same age group in 1992. Levels and patterns of total net worth have changed relatively little over time, though Boomers rely more on housing equity than their More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Article Journal Peer-reviewed
Date: 3/27/2012
Economists are beginning to investigate the causes and consequences of financial illiteracy to better understand why retirement planning is lacking and why so many households arrive close to retirement with little or no wealth. Our review reveals that many households are unfamiliar with even the More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Article
Date: 3/27/2012
Utilizing the theory of planned behavior, factors influencing convenience use of credit cards were investigated. The analysis was prepared using data from 3,476 households in the 2004 Survey of Consumer Finances. Results from logistic regression indicated that convenience users of credit cards: More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Article Journal Peer-reviewed
Date: 3/27/2012
This paper examines responses from a survey of 2,000 randomly selected mutual fund investors who purchased shares from six different distribution channels. The survey provides data on the demographic, financial, and fund ownership characteristics of mutual fund investors. It also provides data on More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Article Journal Peer-reviewed
Date: 3/27/2012
This journal article examines how the surge in home values between 2000 and 2006 and the drop in prices since then are related to the demand for reverse mortgage loans in the United States. It also investigates the relationship between recent trends in reverse mortgages and borrower characteristisc More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Article Journal Peer-reviewed
Date: 3/27/2012
This article explains the obstacles that Low-to-Moderate Income (LMI) households face in asset building, examines the incentives banks have for encouraging these households to save, and describes some strategies banks have used to build profitable relationships that also benefit LMI consumers. More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Article
Date: 3/27/2012
This article summarizes a Federal Reserve Board research study focusing on the effectiveness of a financial education program for military personnel. Soldiers attending the Army’s air defender advanced individualized training (AIT) at Ft. Bliss were offered a two-day financial education course More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Article
Date: 3/27/2012
This article provides an overview of bank-based financial education. The role of banks more generally is reviewed, and examples of Marshall and Isley (M&I) Bank's Consumer Education (CE) program are discussed. Evaluation methods used by M&I are described. Key factors for success include clearly More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Article
Date: 3/27/2012
This short article briefly summarizes and provides a link to the final report on the FDIC Survey of Bank Efforts to Serve the Unbanked and Underbanked. The survey was conducted in 2008 and the report was released in 2009. The FDIC retained Dove Consulting to help administer the survey of banks More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Article
Date: 3/27/2012