Key Findings Details
Financial Capability in the United States: Consumer Decision-Making and the Role of Social Security
- Financial capability is low among the U.S. population.
- Financial literacy can be linked to retirement planning, making provisions against shocks, high-cost borrowing, and making ends meet.
- A quarter of the population who acknowledged receiving the Social Security statement has used it to make decisions about when to stop working or when to claim Social Security benefits.
- Some demographic groups, such as African-Americans, those hit by shocks and older Americans, are more likely to use the Social Security statement.