November 13, 2013 (PLANSPONSOR.com) – T. Rowe Price Retirement Plan Services, Inc. has launched its Online Learning Center for participants of the retirement plans for which it provides recordkeeping.
The center features educational videos designed to better
equip retirement plan participants with knowledge they need to plan for the
future. Additional videos, including ones focused on financial planning tips
for women and the basics of money management, are under development.
Topics discussed on the center’s website include:
- Retirement investing from beginning to end, in which
participants can explore the basics of building a diversified portfolio;
- Roth contributions, which compares and contrasts the
pros and cons of such contributions with traditional retirement plan
- Retirement milestones, which gives retirement
participants tips on how to assess their progress and learn more about key
milestones they’ll reach beginning at age 50; and
- Retirement planning made simple, which offers
foundational information about savings rates, investment alternatives and tools
to help investors evaluate their personal situations.
According to research from T. Rowe Price, more than 50% of
plan participants prefer to use online tools and resources to stay informed
about retirement planning. The center is available on demand, giving
participants the ability to learn at their own pace. The content of the center
is optimized for smart devices and tablets, as well as being accessible without
having to log in to an account.
“One of our primary missions is to support plan sponsors by offering
their participants with sound education and guidance about saving for
retirement,” says Aimee DeCamillo, head of Product and Marketing, T. Rowe Price Retirement
Plan Services. “The Online Learning Center helps us do that in a
manner that participants prefer. Participants can access this content from
anywhere at any time.”