Today’s young professionals pay into Social Security, but many believe it will not be around for them in the future. However, from all indications, Social Security will be even more important to young professionals when they reach retirement age because fewer companies are offering defined-benefit pension systems, and only about half of all American workers participate in workplace-savings programs like 401Ks, and very few have little or no savings. While Social Security is the foundation for retirement security for all American, very few young professionals are engaged in the conversations happening in Washington about the proposed changes to Social Security.
The future of Social Security doesn’t only matter to today’s retirees; it is also very important to young professionals. Please join panelists Anthony Carroll from AARP and David Brazen from Ameriprise Financial on Tuesday, August 21 for an interactive conversation about the future of Social Security and the importance of preparing for retirement now, rather than later. Presentations begin at noon in the Arthur Davis Conference Room at the Des Moines Partnership (700 Locust Street, Des Moines). To purchase lunch, please register for the event at www.ypcdsm.com. Registration is only required for those who would like lunch ($10 member; $15 non-members). For questions, contact Andrea at firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-306-4044.