Chapter 19: Individual Biases in Retirement Planning and Wealth Management
By James E. Brewer & Charles H Self III
Around the globe, the gradual move from defined benefit pensions to defined contribution pensions has increased the need for individual retirement planning. Examples of this include U.S. savings rates at historic lows, poor retirement prospects for citizens in developed countries, and the disparaging gap between investor returns and market returns. Research indicates that individuals working with a financial advisor generally receive better results than those who do not. Working with a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) gives an added level of security because a CFP takes an oath to keep the client’s interests ahead of his or her own. This chapter puts describes giving nudges to help individuals close the savings, investing, and behavior gaps that will improve their total wealth and wealth-transfer picture.