About Squared Away

Squared Away was created by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College and funded by a grant from the U.S. Social Security Administration, to provide clear and engaging financial guidance, without any spin or slant, based on the best academic research.

"It is an excellent resource and I like that you come away with a plan to execute."

– Jane Smith

"… a comprehensive site with a lot of inspiring tips on looking deeper for information elsewhere."

– John Smith

Director's Message

Welcome to Squared Away brought to you by the Financial Security Project at Boston College. I understand the compelling need to help individuals make better financial decisions, because I've made my own share of missteps.

And, especially in today's economic climate, it's not easy to know what to do. But we can help by offering clear and engaging guidance without any spin or slant. Come explore what we have to offer... and please let us know what you think.

Alicia Munnell

Years of Experience

Squared Away relies on the contributions of experts in economics and finance as well as writers and designers skilled in creating successful learning environments to provide clear, engaging and reliable advice tailored to you needs.

How we Help

This site is designed to get you straight to the information you need to make ends meet, plan for the unexpected, or secure a better future for you and your family. You can search for something specific, explore an issue, or build a personal plan.

Nothing to Sell

Get unbiased financial guidance without sales pitches or advertisements. We don't push any commercial products or services, nor do we sell or transfer any personal information you provide to those who want to sell you a product or service.

Or you can browse content by Topic or use the search bar at the top of the page to find what you are looking for.

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