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Seniors Obtain Budget Management Help from New EconomicCheckUp Online Tool

Free site by National Council on Aging helped seniors save $250 a month in test run

Dec. 12, 2013 - The National Council on Aging (NCOA) has launched a new online tool, EconomicCheckUp, to assist America’s senior citizens with budgeting, saving money, employment, and achieving greater financial security.

“Nearly half of all older adults are economically insecure, living one bad break away from economic crisis,” said Ramsey Alwin, NCOA’s vice president of economic security. “EconomicCheckUp enables low- and middle-income seniors to understand their financial situation better and find personalized, appropriate solutions to save money.”  

EconomicCheckUp asks a series of questions to help older adults identify benefits and services that could save money; find ways to cut expenses; better utilize existing assets, such as wages and home equity; and develop a concrete plan to achieve greater economic security.

 

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Early tests of the tool in 25 communities helped vulnerable older adults save, on average, $250 in their monthly budget, or $3,000 a year.

EconomicCheckUp is one of a suite of online tools designed by NCOA to help seniors maximize their money. Other tools include BenefitsCheckUp, which screens for thousands of public and private benefits programs, and My Medicare Matters™, an educational site that helps people with Medicare make the most of their coverage.

“NCOA’s goal is to improve the health and economic security of 10 million older adults by 2020,” added Alwin. “Giving older adults and their caregivers access to one-stop resources like EconomicCheckUp that can free up savings is one way we plan to achieve that goal.”

EconomicCheckUp was developed with generous support from The Retirement Research Foundation and Bank of America Charitable Foundation.

EconomicCheckUp www.EconomicCheckUp.org

About NCOA  www.ncoa.org.

About The Retirement Research Foundation www.rrf.org

About Bank of America Corporate www.bankofamerica.com/about

 

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