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Iowa Insurance Division Launches Save4Later Retirement Security Program During National Financial Literacy Month

07 Apr, 2021|News, Press Release

DES MOINES, IOWA – Iowa Insurance Commissioner Doug Ommen announced today that the Iowa Insurance Division (IID) is launching its Save4Later financial wellness and retirement security program to provide Iowans with tools and resources to plan for retirement and save for a financially secure future. “Whether you are 25 or 65, it is never too

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Research Says . . . Iowa Women Want to Learn About Investing

26 Feb, 2021|News

In our three-part financial literacy gender gap series, the Iowa Insurance Division did a deep dive into all the reasons women lag men in financial literacy and the far-reaching negative impact that has on women. Because financial literacy is critical for Iowa women to gain financial independence and to secure

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Closing the Financial Literacy Gender Gap

06 Jan, 2021|News

By Sonya Sellmeyer, Consumer Advocate This article is the second of a three-part series on closing the financial literacy gender gap.  Throughout the United States, women lag men in financial literacy. Although many women have a basic understanding of money and can manage it on a day-to-day basis, they often

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Financial Literacy Gender Gap Is Harmful to Women

15 Dec, 2020|News

This article is the first of a three-part series on closing the financial literacy gender gap. I am grateful for the women who blazed the trails before me, so I may have the freedoms, as well as career and financial opportunities, that I have today. In 1920, women’s voices roared

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Study Results: Financial Literacy Gender Gap

01 Dec, 2020|News

Women lag men in financial literacy. The gender-based gap may negatively impact the financial well-being of women. Financial literacy has been linked to several important outcomes, including wealth accumulation, stock market participation and retirement planning.

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Consumer Connection: October is National Retirement Security Month

07 Oct, 2020|News

National Retirement Security month is a campaign to remind us of the importance of saving for retirement.  Americans face significant obstacles when it comes to having enough money to last them through their golden years.  We can no longer survive on social security alone, and life…

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Iowa Insurance Division Awarded $100,000 Grant to Strengthen Employee Financial Wellness Program

16 Sep, 2020|Press Release

The Grant is Part of a New National Initiative Supported by the Wells Fargo Foundation in Collaboration with the Center for State and Local Government Excellence, the International Public Management Association for Human Resources and National Association of State Treasurers’ Foundation DES MOINES, IOWA, SEPTEMBER 16, 2020 – The Iowa

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Consumer Connection: Financial Literacy Month

01 Apr, 2020|News

Financial literacy is the ability to understand and apply financial management skills, and April is the month dedicated to teaching this important concept, especially to our youth. During this difficult and challenging time, the meaning of financial literacy may have taken on a broader focus to include…

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Consumer Connection: Women and Their Financial Security

11 Mar, 2020|News

As we celebrate Women’s History Month, we recognize women’s roles in society are ever-changing. Today women are more likely to be financially responsible for their families, have longer life spans, and fill in as full-time caregivers for children and aging parents. With all of these complex and changing…

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