America Saves Week: Smart Ways to Save for Retirement #ASW17

Join our #CreditChat every Wednesday at 3p.m. ET on Periscope, YouTube Live, Twitter, and Snapchat. We partnered with America Saves, a campaign managed by the nonprofit Consumer Federation of America, which motivates, encourages, and supports low- to moderate-income households to save money, reduce debt, and build wealth. In support of America Saves Week (February 27 – March 4), we are going to highlight Wednesday’s topic of saving for retirement.

Topic: Smart Ways to Save for Retirement #ASW17

When: March 1, 2017 at 3 p.m. ET.

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The panel included: Lindsay Ferguson: Campaign Outreach Manager of America Saves; Arielle O’Shea: Investing and retirement specialist at NerdWalletShannon McNay: Writer for Student Loan HeroRod Griffin: Director of Public Education at Experian and Mike Delgado: Director of Social Media at Experian.

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Questions We Discussed:

  • Q1: What is America Saves Week?
  • Q2: When should we start saving for retirement?
  • Q3: Why is it hard for people to prioritize saving for retirement?
  • Q4: What are simple ways to start saving for retirement today?
  • Q5: What about investing? Where do people who know nothing about investing get started?
  • Q6: How can we use financial windfalls like tax refunds and bonuses to boost our retirement savings?
  • Q7: What retirement saving options are available couples living on a single income?
  • Q8: Should saving for retirement be a priority if someone works for a company that offers a pension plan?
  • Q9: What if we’re nearing retirement age and we don’t have enough saved? What can we do?
  • Q10: Any final tips to help save for retirement?

You can view all of the tweets from this chat here:


How to invest $500 via Arielle O’Shea, NerdWallet

How to Invest in Stocks via Arielle O’Shea, NerdWallet

NerdWallet’s Retirement Calculator 

4 Keys for Early Retirement via WiseBread

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