The SEC's Office of Investor Education and Advocacy has issued an Investor Bulletin to educate investors about exchange-traded funds (ETFs). When considering an investment, make sure you understand the particular investment product fully before making an investment decision. Click here for more info.
SAVINGS "BOND." America Saves Week is February 25-March 2, 2013. Each February, thousands of organizations join together to promote good savings behavior and help individuals and families take financial action. Find out moreâ€”and show your commitment to help others save by signing up today, online here.
Does your organization value the skills, talents, and experience of older workers? Do you use innovative practices to ensure that older workers are part of today's diverse, multi-generational workforce? If so, apply for AARP's "2013 Best Employers for Workers Over 50" award, co-sponsored by the Society for Human Resource Management. Applications are now being accepted here.
Whether it's putting kids through college, saving for an emergency, buying a house, or saving for retirement, having enough money for life's demands is among our biggest concerns. And yet, many Americans have not taken even the first steps toward a secure financial future. As part of its mission, the Choose to Save® program develops user-friendly, multimedia materials to help individuals plan and save for their financial future, including free public service announcements (PSAs) using humor, powerful images, and compelling information to encourage viewers (and listeners) to take charge of their financial future. Click here for more info.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury is looking for inspiring stories about what students are saving for today. Whether it's for a baseball glove, a first car or a college education, students of all ages have a reason to save. Students in grades K-12 are encouraged to share their savings story, including what they're saving for, challenges they've faced, their progress and more through a photo and/or video essay. Click here for more info.
Have you figured out how much you will need to save to fund a comfortable retirement? Recently? Have you downloaded the NEW EBRI Ballpark E$timate app? Check it out here.