This comes from the most recent American Saver Newsletter
September 20, 2013
Americans spend lots of money every year on plastic boxes and organizing pieces, but I love reusing items as storage and organizing components. I use small sandal shoe boxes in my kitchen drawer to separate out my large serving utensils. Apple baskets from the market hold my cords and computer accessories. A kitchen trashcan is tall enough to hold my wrapping paper. Whenever I need to store something, I look around to see what shapes I have. Keeps my home from becoming too full of stuff, too, if I refuse to buy something just to hide it away!—Andrea Braswell, Charlotte, NC
With the average life expectancy 30 years longer today than it was 100 years ago, saving adequate funds to live comfortably through a long retirement has become more challenging.
The path to retirement is filled with unexpected detours, but with persistence, planning, and a pledge to help motivate you to save towards your goals; you can go a long way toward building financial security. It’s never too late to start saving towards retirement.
September 19, 2013
Yesterday, the Consumer Federation of America and the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards released new research that shows that close to nine in ten American households are engaged in some type of formal or informal financial planning but the extent of this planning varies greatly.
By Sandra Boenig, AFC®
You are probably hearing a lot about planning for retirement - there is so much information, so many ways to save, that it can be crazy and confusing. However, two simple concepts can help you save for ANY investment, including retirement. These concepts work even better if you start using them when you are young!