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Catherine Collinson

President, Transamerica Institute and Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies

Catherine Collinson serves as President of the Transamerica Institute and Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, and is a retirement and market trends expert and champion for Americans who are at risk for not achieving a financially secure retirement. Catherine oversees all research and outreach initiatives, including the Annual Transamerica Retirement Survey.

With more than 15 years of retirement services experience, Catherine has become a nationally recognized voice on retirement trends for the industry. She has testified before Congress on matters related to employer-sponsored retirement plans among small business, which have featured the need to raise awareness of the Saver’s.  Credit among those who would benefit most from the important tax credit.

Catherine is regularly cited by top media outlets on retirement-related topics. Her expert commentary has appeared in major publications, including: The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, USA Today, Money, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Kiplinger's, CBS MoneyWatch, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Employee Benefits News and HR Magazine. She has also appeared on PBS' "Nightly Business Report," NPR’s "Marketplace" and CBS affiliates throughout the country.

Catherine speaks at major industry conferences each year, having appeared at events hosted by organizations including PSCA, LIMRA and PLANSPONSOR.  She also authors articles published in leading industry journals, such as ASPPA, SPARK and PSCA.

Ways to Connect

Gen X

Oct 3, 2016
usatoday.com


Senate Committee II

Sep 29, 2016
flickr/creative commons

Catherine Collinson recently spoke before the Senate Committee on Aging and state of retirement security in America.

Senate Committee on Aging

Sep 12, 2016
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Catherine Collinson recently spoke before the Senate Committee on Aging.

Savings Nudge

Aug 8, 2016
investmentadvisortips.com

Greg and Catherine discuss how Americans are not saving enough for retirement and exactly what it is preventing them from saving for the future.  

Stay Active

Jul 27, 2016
silverlearning.org

Greg and Catherine discuss trends and insights about life long learning, staying engaged and continuing to work, learn and keep skills up to date as we all live longer.

Retirement Savings

Jul 12, 2016
forbes.com

Greg and Catherine discuss how pension plans are becoming a thing of the past and how the new trend in 401K's and IRA's are changing saving at the workplace.

Aging In Place

Jun 14, 2016
Flickr/Creative Commons

  People are beginning to stay in place as they move into retirement.

Travel

Jun 7, 2016
huffingtonpost.com

Greg and Catherine share some insights about the realities of travel and retirement.


Volunteering in Retirement

May 23, 2016

More and more retirees are spending their time volunteering.

What is Retirement Really Like?

Apr 18, 2016
kiplinger.com

Greg and Catherine discuss what it's really like out there for current retirees.

  

Prioritize Retirement Savings

Apr 3, 2016
retirementthinktank.com

Greg and Catherine discuss the unforeseen challenges of retirement and what we should be thinking about when it comes to retirement planning and how to plan for the unexpected.

Improving Women's Retirement

Mar 14, 2016
marketwatch.com

Greg and Catherine discuss how women are fairing with retirement readiness and the current realities of women retiring compared to men.

IRS Free File

Mar 1, 2016
letsdotaxes.com

Greg and Catherine help us get through tax season by discussing some very practical benefits in the IRS tax code that you might not be aware of.

The Saver's Credit

Feb 9, 2016
youtube.com

Greg and Catherine discuss a tax credit seemingly unknown to many Americans called the Saver's Credit and how it can help lower your taxes this year.

myRA

Jan 5, 2016
caab.org

Greg and Catherine discuss the challenges of saving for retirement and a new way to do so called myRA (My Retirement Account).

Wisdom From Retirees

Dec 22, 2015
wealthyretirement.com

Greg and Catherine discuss how the face of retirement has changed based on people living longer, and what a new survey from retirees reveals about what they would have done differently.

Year End Check Up

Dec 7, 2015
cnbc.com

Greg and Catherine discuss how to go about doing an end of the year financial checklist.

Where To Live

Nov 17, 2015
app.com

Greg and Catherine discuss where you want to live when you retire to optimize your resources and ensure a high quality of life

Homemakers

Nov 3, 2015
cnbc.com

Greg and Catherine discuss what homemakers should be doing to plan for their retirement years.

Gen X

Oct 21, 2015
www.nextavenue.org

Greg and Catherine discuss  the implications of the first group of Generation Xers turning 50.

White House Conference on Aging

Oct 6, 2015
www.whitehouseconferenceonaging.gov

Greg and Catherine discuss the 2015 White House Conference on Aging which Catherine attended.

Nest Egg

Sep 21, 2015
valleyunitedway.org

Greg and Catherine discuss the nest eggs of retiring Baby Boomers and how to make sure their savings will last.

Candid Conversations

Sep 14, 2015
pixcooler.com

Greg and Catherine discuss the candid conversations we need to have when taking care of our elderly parents as they grow older.

Elder Abuse

Aug 24, 2015
Marcia Pevey/Flickr

With Americans living longer than ever before, we look at the topic of elder abuse/elder fraud.


Sixty Somethings

Aug 10, 2015
Catherine/Flickr

Retirement throughout the ages looking at the "Sixty somethings".


Fifty Somethings

Jul 27, 2015
takomabibelot/Flickr

  Retirement is on the horizon for the "Fifty Somethings".


40 Somethings

Jul 14, 2015
David/Flickr

The third part in a series looking at different age groups and how they are preparing for retirement.


30 Somethings

Jun 29, 2015
Appie Verschoor/Flickr

The second part in a series looking at different age groups and how they are preparing for retirement.


20 Somethings

Jun 16, 2015

The first in a five segment series looking at retirement throughout the ages.

Habitual Savers

Jun 9, 2015

Those individuals that display a higher level of retirement preparedness.


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