If you’re new to the workforce or graduating college this spring, attend a free webinar sponsored by the Department of Labor where you’ll learn to plan for your financial future.
You’ll learn about tools for budgeting, student loan repayment options and how to make the most of employer-provided retirement and health benefits.
Sign up now and join the event Friday at 1 p.m. ET.
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By Katie Bryan, America Saves Communications Director.
America Saves Week February 24 – March 1, 2014 is chance for individuals to assess their savings and take financial action. Did you know that only half of Americans report having good savings habits? Now is the time to take action and Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically. Take the time this week to select a savings goal and create a plan to save for it.
Here are 5 easy ways to get involved in America Saves Week:
1. Pledge to Save
Those with a savings plan are twice as likely to save for emergencies and retirement than those without a plan. Join over 350,000 people who have already committed to save. When you take the pledge you can also choose to receive text message tips and reminders to help you save for your goal.
2. Assess Your Savings
Find out if you are saving in all the right places with this new interactive 12-step savings tool.
3. Saver Checklist: Evaluate Your Savings Preparedness
This checklist is made up of characteristics of successful savers, which include debt management. It can serve as a useful starting point for evaluating one’s savings preparedness.
4. Share Your Savings Goal
People save more successfully when they have a goal in mind. That’s why we’ve created posters so you can put your savings goal into perspective and share it.
5. Share Savings Tips and Advice with Family and Friends
On Twitter and Facebook? Share these social media posts (WORD doc) with your friends and followers to encourage them to save.
America Saves Week is coordinated by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council. Started in 2007, the Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for individuals to assess their own saving status
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