Partner News: A Focus on Retirement and Financial Literacy at Spring 2012 ASEC Partners' Meeting
The Spring 2012 American Savings Education Council (ASEC) Partners’ Meeting, held in Washington, D.C., on April 11, attracted nearly 100 participants who heard from presenters such as Gary Gensler, Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and Beth Kobliner, member of the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability and author of the New York Times bestseller, Get a Financial Life.
Joyce Harris, Director of Public and Legislative Affairs at the Treasury Department’s Bureau of the Public Debt, introduced the ASEC audience to the Ready.Save.Grow. campaign. Harris explained that the goal of Ready.Save.Grow. is to encourage people to save and to consider using affordable, safe and convenient options, such as U.S. Savings Bonds, from the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Harris informed attendees that materials are available for partners to share with those they serve.
Also making headlines at the meeting was the 2012 Retirement Confidence Survey (RCS). According to the survey, the percentage of workers who are very confident they will have enough for retirement is at a record low level at only 14 percent. Other presenters highlighted their efforts to boost financial literacy efforts, including AARP’s Social Security Benefit Calculator.
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@ReadySaveGrow: Using Twitter to Encourage Saving
Along with the launch of the Ready.Save.Grow. campaign in March 2012, the U.S. Department of the Treasury introduced the @ReadySaveGrow Twitter handle. Through @ReadySaveGrow the campaign shares updates on activities, links to videos from the TreasuryDirect YouTube channel, media stories related to saving, information on partner materials, and savings resources from other government agencies.
You can use your own Twitter handle to share helpful tips and encourage saving by re-tweeting @ReadySaveGrow content to the people you serve. When you tweet about the campaign or re-tweet information from @ReadySaveGrow, be sure to include the #ReadySaveGrow hashtag.
Also, check out our Top 10 Questions and Answers for more information about TreasuryDirect and the Ready.Save.Grow. campaign.