IT’S NOT TO LATE—Nationally syndicated columnist, Michelle Singletary makes a point during the 10th Annual “Money Matters” investor education conference. (Photos by Diane I. Daniels)
No matter what your age, according to financial expert Michelle Singletary, it is not too late to start saving.
“Financial decisions can have long-lasting effects,” she said pointing out that it does not matter if you are a child, in college, planning for marriage, raising a family or ready for retirement.
Singletary was in Pittsburgh addressing an audience of close to 300 during the “Money Matters” investor education conference. The event was part of the Campaign for Wise and Safe Investing Pennsylvania, a collaboration between the AARP Foundation, the Investor Protection Trust, the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities and AARP Pennsylvania.
Designed for working adults and senior citizens, the conference focused on topics including avoiding financial scams, teaching youth and young adults to be financially independent, saving for college, veteran issues, investing and senior-oriented financial products, retirement and estate planning.
Pleased with the crowd, Singletary, author and nationally syndicated columnist for The Washington Post, specified that it is possible to get your finances together step by step. Using a five point strategy she advices to be cheap, to be careful with credit, to be an informed investor, to be consistent when investing and to be content with your decisions.