You Could Become the Face of Financial Responsibility
March 17, 2010
GetRichSlowly.org is sponsoring a video contest for people who have positive personal financial stories to tell. If you have such a story and an idea for a clever video, you could win $500 in the contest -- and give others the benefit of your knowledge.
The contest is especially timely in light of two recent polls that MoneyRates.com has been highlighting. One is a poll by the Employee Benefits Research Institute (EBRI), and the other was conducted by MoneyRates.com in conjunction with GetRichSlowly.org.
The EBRI poll showed some disturbing (though hardly new) trends in the retirement preparedness of Americans: low confidence levels in being able to afford retirement; significant percentages of people with little or no retirement savings; perhaps most inexcusable, the fact that most Americans have never even calculated how much money they'll need to retire.
The MoneyRates.com/GetRichSlowly.org poll presented a rosier picture, with 44% of respondents still planning on an early retirement -- before the age of 60. It is probably no coincidence that an audiences of two web sites dedicated to financial knowledge and responsibility should have a better handle on retirement planning than the general public. And that's where the video contest comes in....
If you are one of those people who has a strong grasp on their retirement planning, or if you just have some practical ideas on saving money, consider joining the GetRichSlowly video contest. There are two categories, Personal Finance Tips and Success Stories, each of which pays a $500 prize for the best video. Each category also awards ten runners-up an autographed copy of an upcoming book from the founder of GetRichSlowly.org, J.D. Roth. Check it out -- if you have some financial know-how to share, you ought to be in pictures!