Date of Award
Bachelor of Science (BS)
College of Business
Linda R. Henderson
This paper defines and explains the terms essential for understanding retirement planning. It then describes the types of plans involved, defined benefit and defined contribution plans, and discusses the debate surrounding the privatization of Social Security. This paper provides statistics and facts about each of these options to better prepare a person in his or her 20s who is about to graduate from college and enter a career. Finally, the paper supplies tips on what a young person can do now to ensure a financially stable life upon retiring.
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Mouse, Lauren, "Defined Benefit vs. Defined Contribution Plans: Only 45 Years to Retirement: What a Recent College Graduate Needs to Know" (2010). Honors Theses. 137.