Tag: Workplace

SURVEY SAYS: Perceptions of Pay

I recently read about a survey which found 46% of professionals feel they are underpaid. The survey did not go into what, if anything, these folks plan to do about it.

One Year In, Assessing the Progress of OregonSaves

In a broad statement marking the first anniversary of the OregonSaves program, State Treasurer Tobias Read suggests the pace of signups is advancing, with an average of more than a thousand people now being registered a week to start contributing.

Crowd Funded 529 Plans Show Promise for Employees

Franklin Templeton last year launched the Spryng crowd funding platform for college savings; at this point the firm has not conducted a systematic review of profile performance, but anecdotally, gift givers have typically been a friend or family member of the account owner or beneficiary, though other examples of giving have demonstrated the broad power of the platform.

When Saving More Harms Workers’ Financial Future

In the DC retirement plan industry, it is simply taken for granted that everyone should be saving more and that everyone should save as much as they possibly can; commentator Andrew Biggs offers some important caveats to the seemingly sensible recommendation.

SURVEY SAYS: Productivity at Work

Some folks are just not morning people, and it takes them a while to get going at work, while others may start the work day off with a bang and slow down as the work day goes on.

Lack of Financial Literacy Remains Historic American Challenge

A new analysis from Questis takes a striking look back at the recent and not-so-recent development of workplace financial education in the United States; quotes from figures throughout history show how the problem of poor financial literacy has been around since the beginning of the American Republic.