March 30, 2020
OPINION: It’s Policy, Not Personal–Why We Need to Rethink Personal Finances
The coronavirus pandemic has likely already caused thousands of small businesses to close, millions of workers to lose their primary source of income, and communities across the country to wonder how—and when—they can start to recover. Goldman Sachs now estimates that over 2 million Americans claimed unemployment insurance last week—more than three times the previous weekly record. […]
October 11, 2019
Planning for 60 at 20: Lessons 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 […]
September 26, 2019
Advice on Personal Finance for Retirees
Ric Edelman discusses the state of retirement preparedness with Michael Finke, Professor at the American College on Financial Services, who offers some advice on how retirees can best spend down their nest egg to enjoy their retirement years.
September 18, 2019
The Benefit to Delaying Social Security Benefits
Ric Edelman is joined by Steve Vernon, Research Scholar at the Stanford Center on Longevity, to talk about strategies people can use to maximize their Social Security benefits.
August 24, 2019
The SECURE Act and Retirement Readiness
David Ireland, Senior Managing Director at State Street Global Advisors, chats with Ric Edelman about the four main elements of the bipartisan SECURE Act and what this legislation could mean for those with and without employer-based retirement plans.
August 18, 2019
Considering Couples’ Retirement Savings
Geoff Sanzenbacher, Associate Director of Research at Boston College’s Center for Retirement Research, joins Ric Edelman to highlight his new research on important considerations for married couples to keep in mind when saving for retirement.
August 3, 2019
Social Security Solvency: The Problem and Possible Solutions
Steve Goss, Chief Actuary of the Social Security Administration, joins Ric Edelman to lay out the financial challenges facing Social Security and a few options to achieve solvency in the future.
July 20, 2019
Legislation on Small Business’ Retirement Plans
Ric Edelman is joined by U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) to discuss his newly reintroduced legislation that could help companies, especially small businesses, better support their employees in preparing 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 […]
July 6, 2019
Why the SEC’s Best Interest Regulation May Not Be in Investors’ Best Interest
Barbara Roper, Director of Investor Protection at the Consumer Federation of America, contends in her conversation with Ric Edelman that the SEC’s Best Interest Regulation, meant to protect investors from conflicts of interest, is a misnomer.