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EBSA News Release: [04/23/2013]
Contact Name: Michael Trupo or Jason Surbey
Phone Number: (202) 693-6588 or x4668
Release Number: 13-0749-NAT

Webinar for college seniors, young workers to address managing student loans, saving for a secure financial future

Free April 30 event to be co-hosted by US Labor Department

WASHINGTON — An April 30 webinar will provide tips and tools to help college seniors and young workers learn to budget for today's needs and tomorrow's goals. "Start Early to Take Charge of Your Financial Future" will be held from 3-4 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 30. Participants will receive practical guidance and resources to assist with budgeting, managing debt from student loans and credit cards, saving and investing for short and long-term goals, making the most of employer-sponsored retirement and health benefits, and other aspects of personal finance management.

"For those just starting their careers, there are a lot of demands on their income and retirement seems far away," said Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employee Benefits Security Phyllis C. Borzi. "However, by starting early and taking advantage of employer-sponsored benefits, young workers can take charge of their finances and begin to build retirement savings at a time in their lives when it will have the greatest impact."

The U.S. Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration will co-host the webinar with the U.S. Department of Education's Federal Student Aid office and the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards as part of the Financial Literacy and Education Commission's Starting Early Campaign.

Members of the public can register at http://s.dol.gov/ZJ.