Event Title

Existence of Retirement Accounts and Exposure to Financial Education

Poster Number

026

Faculty Mentor

Laura Ullrich, Ph.D.

College

College of Business Administration

Department

Department of Accounting, Finance, and Economics

Location

Richardson Ballroom (DIGS)

Start Date

20-4-2018 2:15 PM

End Date

20-4-2018 4:15 PM

Description

As the baby boomers are retiring, it is becoming more evident that Americans do not have adequate funds saved for life after work. This paper will explore how financial literacy and education play a role in the preparedness, or lack thereof, of retirement funds. Technical knowledge, as well as understanding the tendencies of human decision-making, may affect the way businesses and educational institutions approach the topic of financial literacy. I hypothesize that the higher the exposure to financial education, the greater the likelihood that a retirement account exists. Included in this analysis are additional variables, such as home ownership, annual income, and student loan debt, sourced from the 2015 National Financial Capability Study.

Previously Presented/Performed?

Fourth Annual Showcase of Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors (SOURCE), Winthrop University, April 2018

Course Assignment

ECON 306 – Ullrich

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Existence of Retirement Accounts and Exposure to Financial Education

Richardson Ballroom (DIGS)

As the baby boomers are retiring, it is becoming more evident that Americans do not have adequate funds saved for life after work. This paper will explore how financial literacy and education play a role in the preparedness, or lack thereof, of retirement funds. Technical knowledge, as well as understanding the tendencies of human decision-making, may affect the way businesses and educational institutions approach the topic of financial literacy. I hypothesize that the higher the exposure to financial education, the greater the likelihood that a retirement account exists. Included in this analysis are additional variables, such as home ownership, annual income, and student loan debt, sourced from the 2015 National Financial Capability Study.