The Denver Office of Financial Empowerment and U.S. Department of the Treasury invite you to an informational session on Wednesday, Feb. 17, regarding the Treasury Department’s myRA (my Retirement Account) program – a no-fee retirement savings account developed by the U.S. Treasury to help people who don’t have access to employer-sponsored retirement savings plans or lack other options to start saving for retirement.
Earlier this month, Denver Deputy Mayor and Chief Financial Officer Cary Kennedy welcomed U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew for a Town Hall meeting with members of Denver’s small business and nonprofit communities to discuss the importance of financial inclusion and myRA.
Denver shares the U.S. Treasury Department’s commitment to delivering affordable financial services to low-income residents. The city recently announced the establishment of the Office of Financial Empowerment, which offers free one-on-one financial coaching, connections to affordable financial products and services and other vital financial literacy tools and resources to help Denver residents reduce their debt, increase their savings and build their credit. Denver’s 11 Financial Empowerment Centers have served over 3,000 clients who have reduced their overall debt load by nearly $2 million and developed new savings of close to half a million dollars.
The Feb. 17 session will bring together VITA site representatives, financial counselors, local business leaders and nonprofit organizations in the Denver-area for a presentation on the program and breakout sessions focused on how to share myRA with your employees, networks and tax clients as well as how to fund an account with a tax refund.
The Office of Financial Empowerment and U.S. Treasury look forward to your participation and insights on communicating about myRA with employers, consumers, tax clients and employees in the communities you serve.
- WHAT: Informational session on myRA
- WHEN: February 17, 2016 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
- WHERE: Mi Casa Resource Center, 360 Acoma St., Denver, CO80223
For further information, please contact Jay Salas at 720.913.8462 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need sign language interpretation or CART, contact email@example.com or 720.913.8487 at least three business days prior to the event.
myRA a simple, safe and affordable retirement savings account developed by the U.S. Treasury.
myRA is a Roth IRA designed to make retirement saving easier and more accessible — there are no fees, individuals can choose how much they want to save, and there is no risk of losing money. myRA may be a good option for individuals who lack access to a retirement savings plan in their workplace such as part-time, seasonal, temporary or small business employees. More information about myRA can be found at www.myRA.gov.
February 17th, 2016 9:30 AM through 11:30 AM
360 Acoma St.
Mi Casa Resource Center
Denver, CO 80223-Denver
Phone: (720) 913-8462
Register here: https://dosp.cividesk.com/civicrm/event/info?id=94&reset=1