The 2018 TIAA Institute-GFLEC Personal Finance Index

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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

October 2017

Using data from the first wave of the TIAA Institute-GFLEC Personal Finance Index, this report examines financial literacy among Hispanic adults in the United States.

June 2017

Financial communications can be complex, making misinterpretation likely. This study takes an in-depth look at how people process – and act upon – financial information.

June 2017

To preserve retirement wealth, IRAs and employer-sponsored defined contribution plans typically impose a penalty on early withdrawals. How might individuals respond if the penalty were lifted?

Insights

May 2018

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.

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.

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