Survey Results Are In!

Thank you to those of you who participated in this year’s satisfaction survey. Your feedback helps in understanding those aspects of the ABA Retirement Funds Program ("the Program”) that you value and in uncovering opportunities to enhance it. We appreciate the time you took out of your busy schedule. Here are some key findings: In the coming year, we will...

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Importance of Cyber Security

1 Based on an online survey of 5,389 U.S. adults conducted for Symantec by The Harris Poll, January 2018. 2 https://www.symantec.com/content/dam/symantec/docs/reports/istr-23-executive-summary-en.pdf

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Missing the market’s best days can be a costly mistake

Continue reading about the ups and downs of the market. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Performance shown is historical index performance and not illustrative of any specific fund's performance. This is a hypothetical example used for illustrative purposes only. The return figures are based on a hypothetical $10,000 investment in the S&P 500 Index from Oct 01,...

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Facts & Figures about Social Security

1. https://www.cbpp.org/research/social-security/policy-basics-top-ten-facts-about-social-security 2. https://www.ssa.gov/news/press/factsheets/basicfact-alt.pdf 3. https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/chartbooks/fast_facts/2018/fast_facts18.html

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Kids and Money

Source: RoosterMoney.com; The Kids Allowance Report USA 2017 http://www.roostermoney.com/kids-allowance-report-us/

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Do You Know About Special Needs Caregivers?

1 U.S. Census Bureau. “Americans with Disabilities": 2010. 2 National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP: Caregiving in the U.S., 2015. 3 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, 2011

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Retirement Savers Need Help

1.  The 2017 Retirement Confidence Survey: Many Workers Lack Retirement Confidence and Feel Stressed About Retirement Preparations. Lisa Greenwald, Greenwald & Associates; and Craig Copeland, Ph.D., and Jack VanDerhei, Ph.D., Employee Benefits Research Institute. March 21, 2017. No. 431. Statistics include working Americans without access to a retirement plan in the workplace. SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave

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Women and Retirement

A report from the National Institute on Retirement Security shows that women are 80% more likely than men to be poor when they reach the age of 65 and older.1 The average life expectancy for women in the U.S. is 81.2 years, compared to 76.4 years for men.2 The average monthly Social Security benefit for a 62-year-old woman is $953.82, compared...

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