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Why is Saving for Retirement Important?

Retirement Savings
Written by Guest Blogger · 30 June 2015

by Sasha Grabenstetter, Consumer Economics Educator with the University of Illinois Extension. You can follow her on Twitter @Pennies4Pigs.

In the past, companies felt they had a responsibility to their employees to help them save for retirement in the form of pensions. Now, more than ever before, individuals are asked to save much more for their own retirement future. Although Social Security provides some relief, it shouldn’t be the main source of your retirement funds.

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Social Security: Encourage Young Workers to Check Their Benefits

Retirement Social Security ASEC
Written by Guest Blogger · 25 June 2015

by Kathy Stokes, communications consultant and director of the American Savings Education Council (ASEC)

Social Security benefits in retirement play a pivotal role in the financial security of millions of Americans. It may replace about 40% of preretirement income for the average worker. Yet workers age 45 and younger aren’t counting on it.

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No Matter Your Age, Gender, or Income-level, #RetirementMatters

Retirement Partner Packet
Written by Tammy Greynolds · 24 June 2015

Yesterday, America Saves hosted a Twitter chat focusing on the topic of our latest partner packet: retirement.

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Join America Saves for #RetirementMatters Tomorrow

Retirement Partner Packet
Written by Tammy Greynolds · 22 June 2015

Get social with America Saves! In celebration of our latest partner packet and our participation in the Campaign for a Secure Retirement, we will be hosting a Twitter chat tomorrow. 

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Make Today the Day: Figure out where your future paycheck will come from!

Retirement
Written by Guest Blogger · 18 June 2015

By Lara Hinz, Director of Programs, Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER)

Preparing for retirement can be a challenge for everyone, and women especially face unique hurdles.

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  • Written by Super User | August 28, 2013

    In 2012, the average credit card debt among adults aged 65+ was $9,283.

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Saving Early: Key to Successful Future

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

For Johnnie Lovett, a Young Illinois Saver, saving has been a habit since he was a teenager. “As a teenager, I was responsible for buying certain things with my allowance,”

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Starting and Continuing a Personal Finance Journey

Written by Sara Cooper | December 23, 2013

When Kiara Hardin, now a junior at Western Illinois University, became an intern with the Chicago Summer Business Institute during her sophomore year of high school, she began her personal finance journey. The program required participants to open a savings account.

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Starting Over

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

Until last summer, Michael Lindman spent money freely. “I was a union truck driver for 35 years and had a good income,” said Lindman. “I owned my own home, saved a little, and tried to live within my own budget. You always think there’s going to be that much coming in, but things can change in a split second.”

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