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Do Your Dance, Piggy Bank Enthusiasts

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As VP of Brand + Creative for Ubiquity, Sylvia is a creatively driven entrepreneur with an unprecedented passion for the written word. With over 22 years in marketing and advertising and titles ranging from Director to CMO, Sylvia has worked with mega giants including Intel, Microsoft, IGN Entertainment, Activision, and Apple. She has also worked on projects with Jack Johnson, Mariah Carey, Denise Richards and YMCMB’s Lil’ Wayne and Birdman. Most recently, Sylvia co-produced Broken Eggs, the hard-hitting, feature-length documentary about the looming retirement crisis in America.

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February 28, 2013 at 1:43 am
Personal Finance

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So, check this out.

I know I am taking a brief aside. I’ve got stuff to report on my financial advisor dating process, personal housing crisis, personal LIFE crisis, etc., but let’s ditch that for a moment and talk about YOU.

Do you know what’s happening right now? AMERICA SAVES WEEK! What?

Geek out with me. Do your dance, piggy bank enthusiasts.

America Saves Week is here, enabling you to say: “Hello. My name is {enter your name here}. You killed my {retirement dream here}. Prepare to die.”

And by die, I mean you are going to kick some statistical a**! Because no one wants to look at another report from a governmental institution that says that you are literally going to die in poverty because you haven’t saved enough and as a side note, you are one personal crisis away from being homeless right now.

It’s a Debbie Downer sort of convo. Sorry Debbie! We love you! But seriously, stop being so negative.

So consider this as a super awesome exercise that is brought to you by our friends at the non-prof organization America Saves. What are you willing to prove – not to anyone else – but to you and to your future self?

Who, by the way, may be cursing your name in subsequent years if you don’t JUST DO IT?

I’ll make it simple for you. Buy one less frivolous item this week. CONSUME LESS this week. Show yourself that you can do it. You can do it!

And you know what? You will win. Show yourself that you can save. One meal or latte not purchased may just be another $50K in your retirement account when you are ready to hit the sand at 67.

What will you do differently this week?

Stay classy and SAVE, AMERICA!

Sylvia, AKA Debt Girl