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 […]
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 […]
If you’re an NPR listener you may have heard Kai Ryssdal on Marketplace talking about Americans’ financial anxiety. Marketplace has been conducting a periodic survey of Americans for the last year to gauge their level of financial anxiety. They’ve also related their findings to how people feel about the election. In NPR fashion, they invite their audience to […]
Initial findings from the 2016 Artemis Motivations Assessment Program™ (MAP) include the following on Americans’ health and financial wellbeing: Confidence about health far exceeds financial confidence Health and finance decisions both produce anxiety Most people strive for good health and financial wellbeing throughout their adult lives, the pair acting as two of life’s greatest motivators. […]