NORTHBROOK, Ill., Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Allstate agency owners across the United States report that their customers are increasingly worried about their ability to achieve financial goals, such as a secure retirement. This anxiety has been compounded by grim headlines about the economy, employment trends and stock market volatility.
In response to these concerns, Allstate will bring "The Savage Truth on Money Presented by Allstate" to five metropolitan areas through year-end: Denver; Minneapolis/St. Paul; Nashville, Tenn.; Chicago and Jacksonville, Fla. Allstate customers and members of the public are invited to attend the free 90-minute seminar, which features practical advice from award-winning personal finance journalist and author Terry Savage on:
- Understanding your money personality – saver or spender?
- Rebuilding your credit report – or getting started on a good credit score
- Dealing with debt and mortgage problems
- Starting to invest in the stock market with as little as $50 a month
- Saving for college
- Paying down student loans
- Insuring what's important to you and your family
- Planning for retirement
"Nothing is more empowering than owning your financial future. To achieve that goal, individuals must have the right tools, knowledge and advice," said Joan Walker, Allstate executive vice president. "We are committed to help provide these, both through our superb network of more than 12,000 local agency owners and financial specialists across the country, as well as through our sponsorship of powerful events like 'The Savage Truth on Money.'"
Terry Savage writes a nationally syndicated personal finance column and is a regular guest on CNN, NBC and CNBC, among others. Attendees of The Savage Truth on Money tour will receive a free copy of Savage's newest book, The New Savage Number: How Much Money Do You Really Need to Retire?
For more information about "The Savage Truth on Money Presented by Allstate," visit http://www.myallstatefinancial.com/the-savage-truth.aspx.
Downloadable, broadcast-quality excerpts from Savage's presentation:
The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer known for its "You're In Good Hands With Allstate®" slogan. Now celebrating its 80th anniversary as an insurer, Allstate is reinventing protection and retirement to help nearly 16 million households insure what they have today and better prepare for tomorrow. Consumers access Allstate insurance products (auto, home, life and retirement) and services through Allstate agencies, independent agencies, and Allstate exclusive financial representatives in the U.S. and Canada, as well as via www.allstate.com and 1-800 Allstate®.
SOURCE The Allstate Corporation