ASW2015 Savings Focus: Save for Retirement

It’s day 5 of America Saves Week, and we are shining light on the methods an benefits of saving for retirement.

Saving now for retirement will ensure that you have enough money to live a comfortable standard of living when you stop or reduce the amount of hours you work. Participate in a work-related retirement program or open up a Roth IRA. Already saving? Increase the amount you save toward retirement by 1% in 2015.

The illustrious Tarra “Ms. Madam Money” Jackson will be hosting a special America Saves Week edition of #CashChat today, where we’ll be talking about ways to leverage long-term savings, including retirement. Don’t miss out on the last Week-focused tweetchat of #ASW2015! Be sure to follow @MsMadamMoney and @AmericaSaves on Twitter, and join us this afternoon at 12:00 pm EST using the hashtag #CashChat.


Friday's Events & Activities

Tweetchats:

#CashChat with Tarra “Ms. Madam Money” Jackson

  • Date: Friday, February 27, 2015
  • Time: 9:00 am Pacific, 12:00 pm Eastern
  • Hosted by: @MsMadamMoney with sponsored guest @AmericaSaves

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  • Friday, February 27, 2015 from 3:00 - 4:00 pm EST

It seems like more things are vying for our money! Gas for the car, rent, insurance, college funds, retirement funds, emergency money, vacations...the list goes on and on! Join GreenPath Debt Solutions for this special America Saves Week webinar, where they'll help you prioritize your goals when it comes to your money.

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  • Written by Katie Bryan | December 21, 2013

    Putting aside fifty cents a day will allow you to #save nearly $500. 

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With little-to-no money in the bank and living on a limited income with her adult daughter, Sharon wasn’t sure if building up savings for her future was even possible. “At my age, to put debts behind me would be a relief,” she said, but she wasn’t quite sure how to even get started with a savings plan. That all changed when Sharon attended the Great Lakes Michigan Saves Pay Yourself First Saver’s Summit during America Saves Week.

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