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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

Get Your Financial House In Order

May 26, 2015
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What are the steps and documents you need to have your financial house in order.

Phased Retirement

May 5, 2015

How baby boomers are changing the landscape of retirement, and how to make sure you're taking the right steps to retire the way you want to.

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What is the expected amount you will need in retirement?

Retirement Investing

Apr 7, 2015
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  The fundamentals of retirement investing.

Know Your Retirement

Mar 16, 2015
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  Important milestones on your way to retirement.

ClearPath - America Saves Week

Feb 24, 2015
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Set your goals, make a plan and SAVE!

  What steps do you need to take to get your financial house in order.

ClearPath - The Savers Credit

Jan 27, 2015
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What is the Savers Credit?

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A special one-hour edition of ClearPath  at 7 pm with guest experts Nicole Duritz, AARP, and Mary Beth Franklin, InvestmentNews will offer unique insights and clear-cut advice about Medicare and Social Security benefits, and the decisions Americans getting ready for retirement need to make.

A special one hour edition of ClearPath with guest experts Kimberly Palmer, US News & World Report, and Erin Hemlin, nonprofit Young Invincibles, talk about the long-term health and wealth of Millennials and share what they should be doing to prepare for their eventual retirement security, as well as unique health care options for these young Americans.

The IRS is increasing the maximum amount that taxpayer can contribute.

Employment Retirement Benefits

Dec 30, 2014

As economy has recovered, what have employers done to help employees with retirement benefits offerings?


  How have boomers changed the typical perceptions around retirement.

Gen X Catch Up Contributions

Nov 24, 2014

Don't be discouraged.  There is time to "catch up" on your retirement savings.

This show also aired on 11/24/14

Make a Backup Plan

Oct 7, 2014
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Things to think about during Open Enrollment.

This segment was rebroadcast on 10/13/14

Millennial Retirement Update

Sep 15, 2014

The challenges that face millennials as they plan for retirement.

Also aired on September 22, 2014

Caregiver's Conundrum

Sep 2, 2014

Balancing your own retirement with caring for family members.

Marital Retirement Matters

Aug 26, 2014

The Downside of 401K Loans

Aug 4, 2014

Conversation Starters for Retirement

Jul 22, 2014

Gen X Retirement

Jul 7, 2014

The Challenges of Retirement for Generation X.

6/23/14 - Practical Ways Small Business Owners Can Help Their Employees Prepare for Retirement

Retirement Calculator

Jun 9, 2014

 6/9/14.  What do you need for retirement?

Baby Boomer Reality Check

May 20, 2014

 What is the future for Baby Boomers.  Will retirement look anything like boomers parent's golden years?

Women and Retirement

Apr 28, 2014

How prepared are women for retirement and do they have a disadvantage when it comes to planning.

The Damaged Nest Egg

Mar 31, 2014

The Damaged Nest Egg 3/31/14

Power Planners

Mar 18, 2014

  Power Planners

Millennial Retirement

Mar 7, 2014