October 11, 2019
Planning for 60 at 20: Lesson for Your Financial Life
On September 26, 2019, the Funding Our Future campaign hosted an event at Boston College to help students learn about personal finance, managing student loans, short-term savings and retirement—the financial information they won’t get in the classroom. The campaign was joined by its partners BPC, Prudential Financial, Commonwealth, and the Center for Retirement Research, in […]
July 29, 2019
Managing Your Retirement Savings Accounts from Career to Retirement
Senior Vice President of the American Benefits Council, Lynn Dudley, chats with Ric Edelman about what individuals need to consider when it comes to managing their 401(k) during their career and in retirement.
July 29, 2019
Applying Theories of Behavioral Finance to Retirement
Brigitte Madrian, Dean of Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Business and a leading behavioral economist, talks to Ric Edelman about how we can leverage behavioral economics to get more Americans saving for retirement.
July 10, 2019
New Survey by Funding Our Future Shows 31 Percent of Workers Do Not Have Access to Workplace Retirement Savings Plans
Washington, D.C. — Having enough money saved for retirement is one of the biggest financial challenges Americans face. With the central role that 401(k)-type plans have come to play, those who lack the opportunity to save in a workplace retirement account are at a severe disadvantage. In a survey with Morning Consult, the Funding Our Future campaign found that […]
April 19, 2019
Event Recap: A Conference on The Financial Future of Social Security: Highlights from the Trustees’ 2019 Report
When: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm The Board of Trustees for the Social Security Trust Funds released its annual report on the financial challenges facing the program. This report is a critical benchmark for policymakers and the public to understand the state of the trust funds. Their financial futures are critical to […]
October 2, 2018
Finding Common Ground: Fixing Our Retirement Security Challenge
On this episode of the Facing the Future podcast, a production of the Concord Coalition that is also broadcast on New Hampshire radio, host Chase Hagaman and Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby interview Shai Akabas, Director of Economic Policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center. They discuss the state of retirement security in America and […]
September 30, 2018
Unpeeling the Layers of Retirement Planning
Ric Edelman has a conversation with Steve Vernon, Consulting Research Scholar at the Stanford Center on Longevity, about the tough choices that retirees need to make — from investments to health care to spending habits — in planning for a secure retirement.
September 22, 2018
Financial Security Challenges Facing Millennials
Ric Edelman talks briefly with Tim Shaw, Senior Policy Analyst at the Bipartisan Policy Center, regarding the specific challenges Millennials face in saving for retirement, such as student loan debt.
September 8, 2018
When Should You Claim Social Security Benefits? A Critical Decision
Ric Edelman chats with Shai Akabas, Director of Economic Policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center, about the crucial moment when Social Security recipients decide to claim their benefits and how public policy can help people make a more informed decision.
September 1, 2018
How Should Retirement Policy Account for Longer Lifespans?
Ric Edelman sits down with Marc Goldwein, Senior Vice President and Senior Policy Director at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, to discuss how lawmakers can adjust retirement policies to match longer life expectancies.