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July 28, 2021

Partners in the Funding Our Future coalition call for creation of interagency task force on retirement security

Washington, DC — Today, thirty-one members of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Funding Our Future initiative released a letter urging the Biden-Harris administration to create an inter-agency retirement security task force. The letter expresses the need for a holistic examination of the nation’s retirement readiness, its challenges, and a coordinated policy response.  “Retirement is a precarious and daunting prospect for many Americans, with an estimated half of households at risk of not being able to […]

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June 21, 2021

Weekly: Partners on Yahoo Finance

  Our media partnership with Yahoo Finance hosts an expert from one of our partner organizations on their livestream show every Wednesday afternoon with Yahoo anchor Kristin Myers. Check out our landing page on Yahoo Finance to see our latest segments.      

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February 23, 2021

New survey sheds light on the financial insecurity of American workers and outlines solutions to help employers and policymakers address the key challenges they face

The Funding Our Future initiative—in partnership with Edelman Financial Engines, the Bipartisan Policy Center, and America Saves—conducted research in January 2021 to examine current employee sentiments surrounding their finances, as well as to understand how prepared employees are for a true financial emergency.    See all survey resources here.  Read the Executive Summary here.   Download the crosstabs here. Read BPC’s blog on the findings here. […]

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September 15, 2020

The savings gap for Americans is a key component of economic stability — here’s what we can do about it.

The already-shaky financial picture for many American households has been further threatened by the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic fallout. In particular, a lack of emergency savings was a serious problem long before this crisis, and many households are now draining what little they had. Liquid savings, of course, is only one piece of the […]

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September 10, 2020

How COVID could impact Social Security benefits down the line

  Andrew Biggs of AEI joins Ric to talk about the impact of COVID-19 on Social Security’s solvency and the unintended consequences on older Americans — specifically those who turn 60 this year.

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September 10, 2020

Legislative efforts for working seniors in the pandemic

Ric interviews Congresswoman Jackie Walorski to discuss her proposed legislation that could help provide economic relief to seniors who continue working or return to work after claiming Social Security benefits.

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September 10, 2020

New survey examines American saving habits in the wake of the pandemic

Jeanniey Walden of DailyPay joins Ric to discuss findings from a new survey around the pandemic’s impact on household finances and what could help financial habits for American workers moving forward.

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April 29, 2020

Key takeaways: The Impact of COVID-19 on Social Security and Highlights from the Trustees’ 2020 Report

The Funding Our Future campaign and the Bipartisan Policy Center hosted a digital event on the financial challenges facing Social Security. Specifically, the discussion summarized the 2020 Social Security trustees’ report and explored what assumptions might already be outdated as a result of COVID-19. Featured experts included the chief actuary for Social Security and two former public trustees of the program. You can watch the full webinar […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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