America Saves Blog
Tips, advice, and the latest news from the savings world.
By Sandra Boenig, AFC®
You are probably hearing a lot about planning for retirement - there is so much information, so many ways to save, that it can be crazy and confusing. However, two simple concepts can help you save for ANY investment, including retirement. These concepts work even better if you start using them when you are young!
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.
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.
Yesterday, America Saves hosted a Twitter chat focusing on the topic of our latest partner packet: retirement.