8:50 am EDT - 4:30 pm EDT

Past Event

Financial Literacy in Times of Turmoil and Retirement Insecurity

Friday, March 20, 2009

8:50 am - 4:30 pm EDT

The Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC

The financial crisis has caused a reported $2 trillion loss in retirement accounts nationwide.

A majority of Americans are worried their retirement funds may not be sufficient, and young and old alike are concerned about financial and retirement security. On March 20, the Brookings Institution; the Wharton School’s Pension Research Council and Boettner Center; the University of Michigan Retirement Research Center; and The Retirement Security Project co-sponsored a conference on financial literacy and retirement preparedness.

The conference focused on how workers and retirees can better manage saving for retirement, and how they can stay secure during retirement. Participants identified research and policy directions for the future.

William Gale giving presentation.
J. Mark Iwry speaking at event.