WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of America Saves Week, ICMA-RC is pleased to announce the launch of RealizeRetirementSM, a goal-oriented educational online financial resource geared toward public sector workers at various career stages.
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According to the sixth annual national survey assessing household saving, released as part of America Saves Week, nearly half of Americans don't have a savings plan with specific goals. RealizeRetirement (www.realizeretirement.org) offers tools to help educate employees to set more specific financial goals, like saving and investing, based on their career stage and long-term plans.
ICMA-RC, which has won more than 55 national awards in partnership with public sector plan sponsors for educational resources,1 designed RealizeRetirement using simple, goal-oriented applications to educate public sector workers about building retirement security as they plan during different stages of their career. The site features videos, interactive calculators, digital publications and links to additional financial education resources that are relevant to public employees just starting their career, in mid-career, or those enjoying retirement.
"ICMA-RC is pleased to introduce RealizeRetirement, an educational resource dedicated to the retirement needs of public sector employees," said Joan McCallen, President and CEO of ICMA-RC. "ICMA-RC's commitment to helping build retirement security for the public sector continues through RealizeRetirement's compelling, yet simple, features to assist public sector employees in planning, saving, investing, and preparing for retirement."
To use the interactive calculators and to watch videos, visit www.realizeretirement.org. Many of the tools featured on the website are also accessible via ICMA-RC's mobile website, m.icmarc.org.
Founded in 1972, ICMA-RC is a non-profit independent financial services corporation focused on providing retirement plans and related services for more than a million public sector participant accounts and approximately 9,000 retirement plans. Our mission is to help build retirement security for public employees. We deliver on our mission by focusing on service, quality and value. All of our retirement programs, administrative services and educational tools have been developed specifically for public sector retirement plan administrators and participants. For more information, visit www.icmarc.org.
About America Saves Week
America Saves Week is coordinated by America Saves and the America Savings Education Council. The Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for individuals to assess their own saving status. Visit www.americasavesweek.org to learn more.
1 As of December 31, 2012