Friday, March 4, 2011

Women's Network Meeting Recap: 3/2/11

UFCW Local 1500 Women's Network Meeting
- by Jessica Lynch, Communications Assistant

Women's Network Meeting
               
            UFCW Local 1500 hosted a Women’s Network meeting on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at the “UFCW Local 1500 Headquarters”. The meeting focused on “What Women Need to Know About Retirement”, and was presented by Karen Godfrey and Michael McCrain from McCrain Financial Group, Inc.

Michael McCrain and Karen Godfrey
The meeting helped the members learn how to balance bills, pay off debt and build emergency savings. The women were also given helpful advice on Social Security, such as: how to earn benefits, types of benefits available, how much you qualify for and how taxes affect your benefits.  Advice on preparing for retirement was given in a few simple steps: Balance your bills; pay off debt; build emergency savings and to pay off your home. On top of retirement and social security, stocks and bonds were explained thoroughly- informing the women how to invest well. Godfrey and McCrain were able to answer numerous questions throughout the meeting and took time to have individual questions asked on specific situations. 

Women gathered at Local 1500 Headquarters

The Women’s Network were able to come together to learn how to prepare for retirement the best way possible. Many were able to share their stories and educate themselves on how to start preparing for particular situations, while others sat back and learned through others. Overall the meeting was very informative and a great learning experience. For more information on the Women's Network, please email:  info@ufcw1500.org 



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