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I’m Still Young, Why Does Everyone Keep Bugging Me About Retirement?

Military Saves Retirement Young Savers
Written by Guest Blogger · 01 July 2015

The following post comes from the Military Saves blog. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter!

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!

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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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Getting Out of Debt

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

In 2004, Tonya Shelton was facing financial ruin. Barely making more than minimum wage and having lost her home to an unexpected family crisis, Shelton and her family were forced to live in a rundown hotel.

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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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Coping with a Lost Job

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

Aimee Shaffer worked as a Public Service News Director for radio for years until one day her employer downsized the company, resulting in hundreds of lost jobs, including Aimee’s.

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