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Did you know it's "National Save for Retirement Week?"
Old 10-26-2012, 10:00 AM   #1
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Did you know it's "National Save for Retirement Week?"

I sure didn't - we almost missed it! For shame.

There's even a clever acronym (of course) - NS4RW

And guess what, it's another special interest/lobbying group...

National Save for Retirement Week - October 21-27, 2012

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A Resolution has been passed by the Senate (S. Res. 555) calling on the week of October 21, 2012 as National Save for Retirement Week. The Resolution was introduced by Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) and cosponsored by Senators Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Ben Cardin (D-MD). Celebrating and promoting National Save for Retirement Week is a great opportunity to promote a culture of saving with your employees.

Goals for National Save for Retirement Week:
• Make employees more aware of how critical it is to save now for their financial future
• Promote the benefits of getting started saving for retirement today
• Encourage employees to take full advantage of their employer-sponsored plans by increasing their contributions
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:29 AM   #2
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Too late for me. I am already into the distribution phase. And even when I was in the accumulation phase, I saved year-round anyway.
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:09 PM   #3
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I sure didn't - we almost missed it! For shame.
My employer didn't bother saying a single peep about it! (not that the silence was surprising...)
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:36 PM   #4
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My employer's pension plan sent out an email about it, so I'm living it up! I invested another $2500 today (small cap value), plus today is pay day so I invested another $1500-ish into my 401k and 457 plans. I'd say I have spent a lot celebrating this important week! Of course every week is Save for Retirement Week for me...
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We only need to save for a week! I've been overdoing it then.

I'm gonna go buy a mercedes and some diamond studded underpants. It's time to live it up.

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I think this is the case of most members here, including me.
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And even when I was in the accumulation phase, I saved year-round anyway.
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:42 AM   #7
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I usually take time to educate relatives about saving for retirement. For example, all those neices and nephews, upon graduation from college...get a binder from me with all sorts of info on insurance, saving, budgeting, debt, etc....along with a monetary gift.
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