Tag: financial assets

A glass jar full of coins and plant growing through it with some coins and plant leaves.

The brief’s key findings are: The impact of the financial crisis on the consumption of retirees depends on how much they have in financial assets, how they invest, and their reliance on assets for consumption. The crisis had little effect on those 40 percent with very small amounts of financial assets and the top 5 percent wit…

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Abstract The “retirement saving puzzle” is a phenomenon in which many U.S. households have significant wealth late in life, contrary to the predictions of a simple life-cycle model.  In this project, we examine cross-country differences in the saving behavior of retirees in order to weigh in on the discussion of the puzzle.  First, we find…