Older Women Live Longer, But With More Disability and Financial Challenges Than Men

The median debt-to-income ratio has risen dramatically in recent years for adults close to retirement age, and more women close to retirement plan to keep working longer, according to research by Annamaria Lusardi of the George Washington University, Wharton Prof. Olivia S. Mitchell, and Noemi Oggero of the University of Turin, cited in PRB. See Lusardi, Mitchell, and Oggero, “Debt and Financial Vulnerability on the Verge of Retirement” via NBER.Read More

Financial Well-Being of Underrepresented Women

Workplace-sponsored financial education programs, as well as programs targeted to the specific circumstances of Black and Hispanic women, would boost financial literacy far more than a one-size-fits-all approach, explains Wharton Prof. Olivia S. Mitchell to Julie Stich of IFEBP. Paper here: Financial Well-being among Black and Hispanic WomenRead More

Remaking Retirement: Debt in an Aging Economy

Wharton Prof. Olivia S. Mitchell will discuss her recent book, ‘Remaking Retirement: Debt in an Aging Economy’ at the European Banking Federation’s 2021 European Money Week, Tuesday 23 March at 16:00 CET/11 AM EDT, ‘Financial Security at an Older Age: What Do We Need to Prepare For?’ Full event schedule and to register: https://www.ebf.eu/ebf-events/Read More

Are you financially fragile, or could you soon be? Take this quiz to find out

Financial literacy is even more important in times of economic uncertainty. This quiz, written by Prof. Annamaria Lusardi of GWU and based on work with Profs. Olivia S. Mitchell of Wharton and Robert Clark of NC State Poole College of Management, can help you test your financial savvy. Via CNBC.Read More