Webcast: Get Empowered – Make the Most of Your Job and Improve Your Financial Security: Building Financial Solutions for People with Disabilities
In recognition of America Saves Week, as well as the upcoming 30th anniversary of the ADA, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), America Saves, and the LEAD Center hosted a webcast on Thursday, February 27, 2020 for people with disabilities who are getting ready to enter, or recently joined, the workforce to learn about ways to improve their financial security and achieve their financial goals. Experts from National Disability Institute (NDI) discussed ABLE accounts, which can help people save without threatening disability benefits, while an ODEP staff member gave a personal account about moving from disability benefits to employment and financial independence. EBSA provided information and resources on financial planning, addressing budgeting, managing debt, and determining a target retirement savings rate to make the most of workplace-provided retirement plans. Finally, America Saves shared how direct deposit can help with saving for financial goals.