Six Things Women Need to Know About Social Security

Woman Considering Retirement OptionsThe average woman will live for close to 20 years in retirement; that’s why planning ahead is so important.

According to the Social Security Administration, almost half of unmarried women, including widows, will rely on Social Security for about 90% of their income in retirement. Many people don’t realize that the age at which you claim Social Security affects how much you receive in lifetime benefits.

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Infographic – Why Women See Retirement Differently Than Men

infographic-women-retirementEven though women start with smaller savings at retirement than men, research we’ve just conducted found that women are surprisingly optimistic about their golden years.

We’ve put together this infographic highlighting the big takeaways.

We Want You! Financial Engines is Hiring (and Having a Good Time Too!)

Ever wondered what life is like behind the scenes at Financial Engines?

We have good news!

Here’s a peek in a new video sharing scenes of life at the company. We created it as a recruiting video but we think everyone will enjoy a look inside the business.

If you’re interested, learn more about working for Financial Engines.

Financial Engines Market Watch Q3: A Jittery End to September

chris-jonesThe third quarter saw a mix of solid equity markets punctuated by periods of downside volatility in early August and again at the end of September.

Despite the downturns, the S&P 500 set new all-time highs during August and September. By the end of Q3, the S&P 500 index of large cap stocks had gained a modest 1.1%. In contrast, stocks in the S&P Small Cap 600 index had a rough quarter. Smaller company stocks peaked at the beginning of the quarter and

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Recent Market Volatility, Your 401(k) and What You Need to Know

chris-jonesAfter an extended period of relative calm, the past week saw a surge in volatility with global equity markets dropping sharply. By mid-week, the S&P 500 had given up its gains for the year. While periods of volatility are not unusual, we want to share our thoughts on what this might mean for your investment strategy.

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