In Edward A. Filene's 1926 book The Way Out he states, "I have always dealt with matters of social justice, cooperation, general welfare, not on the basis of philanthropy or paternalism, but as essential factors in the development of successful business".
Risky spending behaviors, high debt, and financial illiteracy jeopardize the financial futures of many pre-retirees ages 51 to 61 years old, according to our new report on “Financial Capability Near Retirement: A Profile of Pre-Retirees”. USA TODAY recently took a deeper look at the report.
In 1924 Mr. Filene said, "The moment a business ceases to be an experimenter and comes to regard itself as an expert, it may be sure that dry rot has set in."
We’ve been busy helping credit unions, CUSOs, and state leagues take innovation from a buzzword to a strategic imperative with a whole suite of innovation programs. The California & Nevada Credit Union Leagues are the latest organizations to build an internal innovation group with us. The 2015 REACH Innovation Group...
At Filene Research Institute, we believe that new ideas are crucial for investing in the future of consumer finance. We recently spruced up filene.org to help you better access the thinking and tools needed to drive change for credit unions and all financial consumers.
About 20% of American adults aged 55 and over are open to or searching for a new financial advisor in the next 12 months for retirement planning. And 10.5% report that they are actively looking for a financial advisor to discuss retirement planning based on Filene survey data of pre-retirees.