The 2018 TIAA Institute-GFLEC Personal Finance Index

Our Mission

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We're celebrating our 20th anniversary, and we remain committed to building and sharing knowledge with our partners to help leaders in the educational, nonprofit and public sectors.

Featured Research

Research Reports

February 2018

Procrastination keeps employees at the default contribution rate, but only in “opt-out” plans.

December 2017

Many retirement plan participants lack the financial knowledge needed to manage their portfolios on their own, underscoring the importance of advice.

December 2017

Has increased use of contingent faculty led to real improvements in institutional performance? This report explores the strategic payoffs of a well-documented trend in academia.

Insights

April 2018

Poor financial capability in old age can have serious repercussions, causing people to make mistakes with credit, draw down retirement assets too quickly, and fall victim to financial predators.

April 2018

The financial sustainability of private residential higher education is under siege, as revenue growth slows and costs continue to rise.

March 2018

The breadth of initiatives led by the Hesburgh Award winners reveals the variety and complexity of higher education institutions.

Events

Strategic Collaborations

Working with leading research centers, associations and think tanks across the nation helps the TIAA Institute tap into their diverse expertise and broaden its impact among its audiences. This yields reliable, data-driven information leaders need to make sound decisions.