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Financial Capability Month Is Underway

Friday, April 15, 2016   (0 Comments)
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Help people strengthen their relationships with money this month

A healthy relationship with money can positively affect a person's whole life.

Yet less than 25 percent of Americans are satisfied with their personal financial condition, according to the FINRA Financial Capability Survey. Moreover, a 2014 report from the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System revealed that nearly 40 percent of non-retired Americans have given saving for retirement little to no thought.

April is Financial Capability Month, and it's the perfect time to help others take steps to strengthen their finances. For those who don't have an easy way to start saving for the future, encourage them to open a myRA account and save a little from each paycheck. It's one simple step that will make them feel good and help them plan, save, and invest in a brighter financial future.

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It's my Social Security Week!

my Social Security Week (April 4-13) is going on right now, and it's a great time to spread the word about the importance of opening a my Social Security account.

my Social Security is a free online account that gives people quick, convenient, and secure access to their personal Social Security records.

You can help spread the word about the importance of creating a my Social Security account by downloading and sharing web graphics, social media posts, and other materials available on the Social Security Administration's website.

Money Smart Week is just around the corner

Money Smart Week (April 23 – 30) is a great time for people to start saving.

Created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Money Smart Week is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their finances. The event is made possible through collaboration and coordination of efforts of hundreds of organizations across the country.

Learn how you can get involved

We're gearing up for Small Business Week

We're looking forward to Small Business Week (May 1-7) and hope you are too! Look for new resources from us soon that you can use to tell small business owners and their employees about myRA.

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