Where will you be when you’re 65? On a beach? Playing with grandkids? Traveling the world?
Many may feel like retirement is a long way away, but saving money now is key for making your retirement dreams possible, said Heidi Copeland, a family and consumer sciences agent with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension in Leon County.
That’s one reason why Copeland is asking everyone to watch “When I’m 65,” a documentary exploring why people today may not be saving for retirement and how they can change their saving habits.
‘“When I’m 65” is worth watching if you need a way to jumpstart planning for your financial future,” said Copeland, who is also an Accredited Financial Counselor.
Copeland teamed up with UF/IFAS Extension Jefferson County agent Julianne Shoup to get the documentary on TV sets across the Panhandle. “When I’m 65” will be airing on two Panhandle PBS stations on April 27 at 5 p.m. (EST) and 4 p.m. (CST).
Where to watch “When I’m 65”:
WFSU-TV, Channel 11: Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Jackson, Jefferson, Hamilton, Lafayette, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor, Suwannee, Wakulla counties and Georgia counties Decatur, Grady, Thomas and Seminole.
WFSG–TV, Channel 56: Holmes, Washington and Walton counties.
“The easiest solution to saving money is to make it a habit,” Copeland said. “If this habit is started early on, chances are this will stick with you for life, and before you know it, even on a modest income, you can ensure a more financially secure future.”
In addition to encouraging people to save, “When I’m 65” presents a step-by-step guide to starting retirement savings. The guide and the full documentary are available at www.WI65.org.
Looking for more free financial management advice? Visit www.solutionsforyourlife.com to contact your local UF/IFAS Extension office to find out what programs are available in your area.
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