In July the U.S. Treasury announced the cancellation of myRA (my Retirement Account), a starter-retirement-savings product they launched in 2015 to help people without access to employer-sponsored retirement plans. The Treasury developed this product, under the Savings Bond authority of the government, in recognition of the growing retirement-savings crisis in the United States. It built […]
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A recently published Ameriprise study found that nearly two-thirds of siblings talk about money with each other and, of those, only 15% experience conflicts over money. These issues are usually about their parents (68% of the time). Other common causes of tension between siblings revolve around spending habits and different money values (56%), different income levels […]
We refreshed our 2016 Motivations Assessment Program™ (MAP) study in April 2017 and found the following key results about both financial confidence and anxiety: Financial satisfaction and confidence managing one’s financial situation both increased since last year Different patterns of change by age: Gen X continues to struggle Those deeply dissatisfied and anxious about finances not […]
New research by Ameriprise Financial, in partnership with Artemis Strategy Group, finds that most families in America feel confident about their financial future thanks to regular family conversations about money. Ameriprise also shares results about how family dynamics affect financial discussions and about planning the family legacy together. Read the full press release on Business Wire.
New research by America Saves, in partnership with Artemis Strategy Group, explores who Committed Savers are, what triggered and/or accelerated their savings, what barriers they encountered in their savings journey, what steps they took to overcome these challenges, and how well they succeeded. Read the full press release and download the survey summary and data.
Our recent ebook from our Motivation Assessment Program™ (MAP) work, Americans and Their Money, describes the impact of financial anxiety on Americans. One reasonable assumption is that the accumulation of financial assets can reduce financial anxiety. We decided to examine that by looking separately at Americans who have at least half a million dollars ($500,000+) in investable assets […]