The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

October 5, 2011
State sponsoring Southern California 'financial fitness fair' today

Savings Plus, the 401(k) and 457 retirement program available to most state employees, is holding a "financial fitness fair" from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Ontario Convention Center, 2000 E. Convention Center Way in Ontario. The free event aims to spread the word among state employees about their Savings Plus retirement benefit.

Attendees can can set up an account, learn more about about retirement planning and get coaching about investment options for their 401(k) or 457 plan. Although the Department of Personnel Administration oversees the Savings Plus program, representatives from CalPERS and Social Security will be on hand, along with fitness trainers, and many other financial and health fitness specialists.

Sacramento will host a similar event at the Convention Center here on Oct. 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Local media personality and investment guru Kelly Brothers is scheduled as the keynote speaker for that event. We hear that Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, and Assemblyman Roger Dickinson, D-Sacramento, also will attend.

Click here for more info about the fairs, which require registration.
2011 Financial Fitness Fair

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