WHAT WE DO:
The American Savings Education Council (ASEC) is a national partnership of public- and private-sector organizations committed to making saving and retirement planning a priority for all Americans. ASEC seeks to leverage the power of all its partners through the free flow of information and broad dissemination of the educational materials developed by all partners. ASEC is a program of the Employee Benefit Research Institute, Education and Research Fund (EBRI-ERF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (www.ebri.org). ASEC does not lobby or take positions on public policy proposals. Financial education information and materials are available at the ASEC Web site: Choose to Save®
WHAT WE OFFER:
The ASEC Web site www.ChoosetoSave.org was developed as a portal site for all individuals interested in finding savings and retirement planning tools and resources. It features both the print and interactive Ballpark E$timate® planning worksheet, in English and Spanish, to help all individuals take the first step toward success by setting a goal based upon one’s individual circumstances.
The Choose to Save® public education program has delivered savings education to the public through radio and television since 1997. All radio and television public service announcements (PSAs) are nationally distributed on the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and Associated Press (AP) Network feeds, with world-wide distribution via the American Armed Forces networks, military bases and navy ships. Additionally, Choose to Save® PSAs and long programming, such as Mission Retirement, are currently running on the Starfish Television Network, a non-profit organization operated on the Dish Network. National distribution of the television PSAs is ongoing through NAB and AP. All CTS PSAs and related materials are free to the public. Such resources include:
ASEC Partners meet twice a year to network and coordinate programs. The next meeting is October 20, 2010.
WHAT WE NEED:
Choose to Save® on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube
ASEC is increasing its financial education outreach efforts through new media tools. ASEC and Choose to Save® maintains a presence on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. We are using this effort to promote sound financial planning utilizing the resources of Choose to Save® and the partners in the ASEC coalition. Additionally, all of Choose to Save’s approximately 90 PSAs and financial education specials are available for viewing on the YouTube page.
ASEC Community Outreach in Washington, DC area
America Saves Week 2011 (February 20-27)
Ken McDonnell, Chairman
Liz Buser, Program Associate & Director, New Media
Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy