MERCER and STANFORD CENTER ON LONGEVITY: Retirement article series

Knowing your future you - Applying behavioral science to improve retirement savings patterns

Article Three in a Mercer and Stanford Center on Longevity Series

Despite abundant information about the need to save for retirement, most Americans' 401(k) plans fall short of where they would like them to be. Researchers have been investigating ways to strengthen employees “emotional connection” with the future self in order to improve savings behavior. The third article in the Mercer and Stanford Center on Longevity series explores new techniques for improving employees participation in saving for retirement.

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