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

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

Financial knowledge has been shown to correlate strongly with financial outcomes. So what’s the state of the nation’s financial literacy?

March 2018

Changes to faculty status may discourage new doctoral recipients from pursuing academic careers.

Insights

February 2018

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

February 2018

Highly educated people with relatively high expected lifetime earnings are often assumed to have greater financial acumen than the general population. But is this a safe assumption?

December 2017

Higher education leaders are continually urged to innovate as they guide their institutions into the future. This compendium of research and best practices explains how successful institutions have translated this call to action into tangible results.

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Strategic Collaborations

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