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Money Smart Week Targets Personal Finance

Personal finance concerns are at the top of the list for most adults. In a recent AARP web poll asking respondents, “Which is the top priority on your list of financial dos and don’ts for 2012?”, of the 6300 respondents 41% indicated they want to make a decent dent in their personal debt this year. Additionally, 41% indicated they want to make a dent in their personal debt this year.

A study commissioned by The National Foundation for Credit Counseling in March 2011 found that nearly three in four U.S. Adults express concern about their finances, primarily about insufficient savings for retirement or emergencies. Additionally, the report indicates that more than one in three adults say they are now saving less than last year. And in fact, one in three do not have any non-retirement savings.

AARP Missouri and ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions have partnered to develop and offer a free workshop during Money Smart Week® targeted to adults 40 and older looking to learn how to manage their financial resources and plan for their financial future by:

  • Diminishing their debt
  • Creating a realistic budget
  • Maintaining a strong credit score
  • Using tools to identify needed resources for retirement
  • How to keep self and resources safe from fraud

The seminar, “On the Road to Retirement,” is scheduled for 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at the Tower Grove Manor facility, 2710 S. Grand in St. Louis. Space is limited for the seminar, so RSVP by April 13, 2012 by calling 877-877-1995, ext. 1018 or email Jackie.Tammenga@clearpointccs.org. A continental breakfast will be served.

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