Some quotes, survey statistics and musings to use in
employee communications, or just as a break in the grind.
The American public overwhelmingly supports the penny,
according to a recent poll by Americans for Common Cents (ACC). More than
two-thirds (67%) of those surveyed favored keeping the penny in circulation.
Forty-three percent of male workers believe they are saving
enough money to live comfortably in retirement, compared to 26% of female
workers. The Principal Financial Well-Being Index also found that Americans who
use the services of a financial professional are significantly more likely to
have taken steps toward preparing for retirement than those who do not.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people
will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Only 22% of Americans say they are saving for retirement by
contributing to an individual retirement account (IRA), according to a survey
by TIAA-CREF. The research, which polled 1,007 adults aged 18 and older
nationwide, found only about four in 10 (38%) Americans who own an IRA
contribute up to the annual limit, and 55% invest less than the maximum allowed
amount each year.
Disney’s “Davy Crockett” series was the first on TV to have
its theme song hit No. 1 on the U.S. charts. The song was “The Ballad of Davy
“Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don’t.”