The next free seminar in the Wellness Wednesday Financial Education series, Jan. 19, looks at women and money. There are two, hour-long sessions at noon and 3 p.m. Eastern Time (9 a.m. and noon Pacific Time).
This month’s seminar looks at the financial experiences and behaviors among women, based on the findings of a 2014-2015 Prudential research study. Among other findings, the study found:
- Only 33% of women surveyed feel they are on track or ahead of schedule in planning and saving for retirement.
- 31% said a shortage of disposable income was their greatest financial planning hurdle.
- They are more confident of meeting short-term goals, but health care and college costs are a growing concern.
Register here, or email EIINITIATIVE.VBACO@va.gov for more information. Wellness Wednesday Financial Education seminars are offered free of charge to transitioning service members, Veterans, spouses, families and caregivers. The seminars are sponsored by VA and, in partnership, presented by Prudential Financial Services.
“This seminar will cover the results and observations from the study,” said Wayshak Hill, VA’s program analyst for the Wellness Wednesday Financial Education program. “We will share information on how to meet the greatest financial challenges women may face.”
Previous seminars in the series have covered taxes, homebuying, managing employment change, paying for college, budgeting, emergency savings funds, and tips for a healthy financial life. The seminars have earned consistently high marks from participants.
Participants also have access to the Financial Wellness Center, a digital portal focused on learning, with more than 100 short educational articles and interactive tools that include financial self-assessment, budgeting and student loan assistance and counseling.
In addition to the Wellness Wednesday Financial Education series, please check out VA’s many financial resources that can help you and your family manage, secure and protect your financial health and well-being.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 1-844-592-8993.
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