National Savings Forum Featured Panel: Workplace Savings

Workplace savings has been a focus of America Saves since the launch of the campaign over ten years ago. There are compelling reasons for this.

Research from a variety of sources as well as information from individual savers shows that employers who offer direct deposit and facilitate automatic savings substantially improve the financial health and well being of their employees. This panel will explore how employers are supporting successful saving with products and services that assist workplace saving for non-retirement goals, and promising innovations that provide the opportunity for young workers to create a life-long habit of saving in the workplace.

Moderator:
George Barany, Director of Financial Education, Consumer Federation of America
 
Panelists:
Timothy Flacke, Executive Director, Doorways to Dreams (D2D) Fund
 
Leigh Brady, EVP, Organizational Development, State Employees’ Credit Union (NC)
 
Laura Scherler, Director of Income Capacity Building, United Way
 
Jacob Dumez, Manager, Policy and Partnerships, San Francisco Office of Financial Empowerment
 
Sarah Newcomb, Behavioral Researcher, HelloWallet

 

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America Saves National Savings Forum

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
8:30am - 3:00pm
Hotel Monaco
700 F Street NW, Washington, DC

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The National Savings Forum is presented by the Consumer Federation of America, Aspen Institute, Initiative on Financial Security, Bank of America, Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund, Credit Union National Association, Doorways to Dreams, CFED, Investment Company Institute, National Credit Union Foundation, New America, and the Pew Charitable Trusts.

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