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About Us

The Financial Security Project was established in 2009 through a grant from the U.S. Social Security Administration and is an initiative of the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College.  Our mission is to help people make smart decisions throughout their lives so they are financially secure at retirement.

Conduct Research

to identify areas where people could make better decisions and what might motivate them to act.

Develop Products

that help people know what they need to know to make better decisions – and act on that knowledge.

Assess Effectiveness

of initiatives for raising financial literacy through extensive testing.