A new study by a Harvard-affiliated think tank has determined that the differences in repayment rates between a traditional 401k and a new one can be as much as 50 percent.
The report, entitled The 401k, or the Retirement Account: A New Way Forward, was published by the Joint Center for Housing Studies and the Institute for Research: Policy and Ethics.
“Our findings suggest that the difference in average monthly payment rates between the two accounts can be greater than 50 percent, potentially meaning that some people may not have access to both options,” said Dr. Peter B. Dolan, the study’s co-author.
The researchers also found that the new 401k has lower interest rates than the traditional 401ks.
“We have found that many people are more likely to be able to access the traditional and the new options,” he said.
The study is the latest effort by the JCRHS and its colleagues to shed light on the financial options available to consumers.
The institute and the JCS recently conducted an extensive survey of over 300,000 Americans.
The findings from the JHS and JCRHO, as well as the other two think tanks’ findings, were published in a recent report titled, The 401(k) and the Retirement Accounts: A Review.
In recent years, a number of studies have shown that the retirement accounts of many Americans can be difficult to access.
They can be hard to find and can have high interest rates.
In addition, many Americans do not have the financial means to take advantage of the various benefits offered by the 401(ks).
“Many people have financial problems that are beyond their control, which makes them reluctant to enroll in the traditional retirement accounts,” said JCRHC Senior Fellow Peter Boon.
“In addition, the savings that many Americans have in their retirement accounts are hard to access, making it difficult for many to find a qualified investment advisor to invest in the investments they need.”
The JCRHH also examined the impact of various financial choices, such as the use of credit cards and mortgages, on the costs of retirement.
“People who are struggling to save for retirement may not be able or willing to make a major financial sacrifice, so they may be unable to take on a loan or a home equity line of credit,” said Boon, who also is an associate professor of finance at Harvard Business School.
The JHS has also created a new online tool that allows people to find out how much they owe for their investments and how much is owed on their mortgage.
The tool will be used to help people make a more informed decision about which investments to take out.
The new study also found many people do not feel they have enough time to explore other options.
“Some people have difficulty navigating a complex portfolio and realize they may not want to take a loan to save,” said Dolan.
“The more financial options people have, the more likely they are to make good decisions on their own.”
The new report is just the latest in a series of studies to show the financial difficulties that many consumers face when they need to save.
Last year, the JCLH released a report titled Retirement Debt: The Cost of Saving and Investing in America’s Future.
The next step in the JHHS’ efforts to help the millions of Americans who need help with retirement is the launch of the “Ready to Go Retirement” project, which is a nationwide online resource for people interested in exploring retirement options.
It will help people navigate the financial landscape and get the best advice from experts on all aspects of their finances.