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Friday, July 30th, 2004
Savings Basics

Date: Friday, July 30th, 2004

Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time

Saving money is an important financial goal that eludes many individuals for different reasons. For many people, finding money to pay bills and cover expenses is challenging enough, let alone thinking about putting away money in savings. Yet without savings, your financial security is at greater risk. Listen to our experts as they provide useful tips on how you can save, your savings options--including saving for retirement and college, and the resources available to help you reach your savings goals.

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Opening Remarks
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Speech 1 — Alfreda Norman
(14:39)
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Speech 2 — Gary W. Silverman
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Speech 3 — George Barany
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Q & A
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Closing Remarks
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About the speakers

Alfreda Norman, Community Affairs Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, oversees the Bank’s Community Affairs program, which supports the Eleventh Federal Reserve District’s economic growth by promoting community development, and fair and impartial access to credit. In 1992, Norman was among the first neighborhood development officers hired by Bank of America in Texas and the first in Dallas. She went on to assume statewide Community Reinvestment Act responsibilities for Bank of America’s mortgage lending group. She has participated in numerous professional and community organizations, including the Dallas Affordable Housing Coalition and the Dallas Credit Coalition. Alfreda discussed ways to save money, types of savings accounts, and compounding interest.

Gary W. Silverman, Certified Financial Planner, MBA, owns Personal Money Planning, a Fee-Only financial planning and investment advisory firm. He teaches business and management courses at Wayland Baptist University and Vernon College. He can be seen regularly as the host of Money$Talk, a televised financial talk show which is aired twice weekly in the Wichita Falls, Texas area. His insights are the subject of numerous television interviews, newspaper articles and through his e-Newsletter (available at www.PersonalMoneyPlanning.com). In addition, Gary is a book reviewer for the Journal of Financial Planning and a Wi$e Up expert. Gary covered saving for retirement and college.

George Barany, Director of Financial Education, Consumer Federation of America, has directed and developed organizations involved in community and economic development for over twenty–eight years. He has worked with a wide variety of community leaders ranging from neighborhood residents, clergy and business owners to civic, corporate and political officials. As Executive Director of WECO Fund, Inc. for the past sixteen years he has developed community economic and industrial retention strategies that have generated over $50 million in new investment in one of Cleveland’s poorest communities. He has managed the planning, development and implementation of a wide variety of initiatives including the national pilot program to increase the savings rate of Americans – Cleveland Saves/America Saves. George talked about the nationwide campaign America Saves that educates Americans on the importance of saving.

 

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