Data & Research

Retirement Plan Participation Declines

Despite steady access to retirement plans, the number of working family heads that participated in their employer’s retirement plan dropped more than 2 percentage points from 2001 through 2004, to 46.1%.

A Valentine’s Day Primer

Regardless of your relationship status, Valentine’s Day is coming – and for those of you in some kind of committed relationship (or wanting to be), here are some handy insights to get you ready for the day:

Start Early, Save Much for Savings Success

Apparently, the conventional wisdom is right: the earlier you start saving, the more you save and the more generous market return you enjoy, the larger nest egg you will end up with, according to a recent Congressional Research Service (CRS) report.