Event Registration

    Helping America plan for retirement
    Featuring Social Security Acting Commissioner Carolyn W. Colvin and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray

    Thursday, November 12, 2015, 10:00 am — 12:00 pm

    Where: The Brookings Institution, Saul/Zilkha Room, 1775 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC


    Planning for retirement early and well is critical to ensure that one’s post-retirement years are secure and comfortable – yet few Americans do it.  Despite the wide availability of information about savings vehicles and financial calculators, relatively few people plan for their golden years until it’s too late to do much about it.  Both public policymakers and private firms have worked to engage individuals to plan in the decades before their retirement, with only mixed success.

    On November 12, the Retirement Security Project at the Brookings Institution will host an event with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Social Security Administration (SSA) to explore these issues. Carolyn W. Colvin, Social Security Acting Commissioner, and Richard Cordray, CFPB Director, will give keynote remarks.  A panel of retirement security experts will discuss efforts to improve retirement planning and what additional steps might make retirement planning achievable for the average American. All speakers will take audience questions.

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    Guests in need of any special accommodations for attendance, please email events@brookings.edu with your request.

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