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Archive for category: Financial Security

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Research That Matters Today

Research That Matters Today The Stanford Center on Longevity has released a series of four essays written by research scholar Steve Vernon. These essays outline how defined contribution (DC) plan sponsors can help older workers use their retirement savings to generate reliable, lifetime retirement income. “Most 401(k) plans don’t offer much help to pre-retirees to [...]
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Gender differences in widowhood in the short-run and long-run: Financial, emotional, and mental wellbeing

Gender differences in widowhood in the short-run and long-run: Financial, emotional, and mental wellbeingBy Jialu L. Streeter, Research Scholar Stanford Center on Longevity  The vast majority of studies of the widowed have concentrated on women. Less is known about whether differences in financial and emotional wellbeing after bereavement vary systematically with the gender of the [...]
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Funding Longevity: Evaluating Proposals to Improve Retirement Security

Funding Longevity: Evaluating Proposals to Improve Retirement Security Read the report The risks and challenges facing Americans today with regards to financial security and retirement readiness are well documented and widely reported.  Fortunately, there’s also a wide array of improvements and solutions being discussed in multiple sectors by different stakeholders. This report (based on expert interviews [...]
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Exposed to Scams: What Separates Victims from Non-victims?

Exposed to Scams: What Separates Victims from Non-victims?By Marti DeLiema, Ph.D., Stanford Center on Longevity, Emma Fletcher, Federal Trade Commission, Christine N. Kieffer, FINRA Foundation, Gary R. Mottola, Ph.D., FINRA Foundation, Rubens Pessanha, Ed.D., MBA, PMP, GPHR, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, International Association of Better Business Bureaus, Inc., and Melissa “Mel” Trumpower, BBB Institute for Marketplace Trust [...]
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Redesigning Retirement and Human Resource Programs to Support Longer Lives

Redesigning Retirement and Human Resource Programs to Support Longer Lives By Steve Vernon, FSA Research Scholar Stanford Center on Longevity U.S. employers and workers face game-changing challenges with the transition of the Baby Boom generation from the workplace into their retirement years. Given the modest retirement savings accumulated by older workers, they will need to [...]
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Beyond Defaults: Using Behavioral Economics and Psychological Science to Improve Retirement and Health Outcomes

Beyond Defaults: Using Behavioral Economics and Psychological Science to Improve Retirement and Health OutcomesBy Steve Vernon, FSA Research Scholar, Stanford Center on Longevity Evidence is accumulating that financial literacy and health education programs are not successful to move most participants to action to address the significant challenges they face about their health and financial security. [...]
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The Retirement Income Menu: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

ABOUT SIGHTLINES ABOUT THE PROJECT ONGOING PROJECTS PUBLICATIONS SURVEY METHODS FAQs CONTACT US HEALTHY LIVING SPOTLIGHT ON: DIET OBESITY DRUGS AND ALCOHOL PHYSICAL ACTIVITY SEDENTARY BEHAVIOR SLEEP SMOKING SEE ALL FINDINGS FINANCIAL SECURITY SPOTLIGHT ON: WOMEN’S FINANCIAL SECURITY RETIREMENT HOME OWNERSHIP EMERGENCY FUNDS HEALTH INSURANCE INVESTMENTS LIFE INSURANCE LONG TERM CARE POVERTY SEE ALL FINDINGS [...]