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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.

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Catherine shares insights on the importance of a healthy lifestyle in planning for our retirement. 

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Catherine explores what it takes to retire successfully ahead of the 65-year-mark. 

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Catherine shares her insight on the 3 most common retirement planning mistakes. 

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What do those in the job market need to be thinking about when it comes to 401K? Catherine gives us some insight. 

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How much do you need for retirement? Catherine discusses the factors that will lead you to the right conclusions.

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On today's episode, Catherine gives some tips to improve prospects for those who want to work past the traditional retirement age. 

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As we live longer into our 80's and even 90's, planning your retirement can be challenging. How are people planning their finances into those later golden years.

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This week on ClearPath, we look at job changers and retirement options. If those job changers have been saving for retirement at the workplace they have to decide what to do with their retirement assets. Catherine guides us through some of their choices. 

Welcome to a Clear Path special on retirement risks for women. Our guests will share some strategies on what women can do to improve their prospects.

Guests:

Catherine Collinson, President of the Transamerica Institute and the  Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies 

Cindy Hounsell, founder and president of WISER (The Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement)

Mary Beth Franklin, expert on financial planning and social security 


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According to the Government Office of Accounting 29% of households age 55 or over have no savings of pensions. Half of American households have no retirement savings. In today's episode of Clear Path, Catherine Collinson shares some retirement mistakes to avoid.

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