State Treasurer of Iowa

Let National Save for Retirement Week Boost Your Savings

October 15, 2015

DES MOINES, Iowa –State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald encourages all Iowans to participate in National Save for Retirement Week this October 18-24. “We want everyone, from those just entering the workforce to those preparing to leave, to reflect on their retirement savings goals,” Fitzgerald said. Visit to sign up for a webinar or access free retirement planning tools.

National Save for Retirement Week began in 2006 as an effort to increase public knowledge about the importance of saving for retirement and the benefits of employer-based savings and pension plans. Three separate webinars are offered throughout the week, and a National Pack-A-Sack Lunch Day is schedule for Wednesday, October 21. “There are many small ways to make a big impact on your retirement savings account,” Fitzgerald added. “Even one less visit to the vending machine or cafeteria each week can really add up.”

Learn more about saving for retirement at Look into your employer’s savings and pension plans, and find out if they offer an automatic paycheck deduction and employer match. Calculate just how much you will need during retirement and investigate the various investment vehicles in order to optimize your savings. Whether you are just now laying out a plan for your future, reevaluating your retirement approach or planning an upcoming retirement, let National Save for Retirement Week supercharge your retirement savings.


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