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UK Celebrates America Saves Week

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 21, 2022) — A goal of many families is finding a way to save. Saving for college, for a new home, for the unexpected or just saving for the future. But how do you save for those things is the question on many minds.

During America Saves Week, Feb. 21-25, University of Kentucky employees can get answers to those questions and more. America Saves Week is an annual celebration as well as a call to action for everyday Americans to commit to saving successfully. 

UK employees can take part in multiple events during the week through Enrich, UK’s financial well-being partner, and TIAA.

The following courses are available on Enrich, and the first 50 participants who register in any of the following courses, or who take the Financial Personality Assessment, will win a UK coffee mug:

In addition, employees can take Enrich’s monthly $1,000 Challenge to improve money skills and have a chance to win $1,000. 

TIAA customers can register for any of the company’s live webinars. In addition, TIAA customers are being challenged to contribute an extra 2% of every dollar to their retirement account and can see their take-home pay when they save more

UK offers employees a variety of year-round financial well-being offerings, including retirement and education savings plans, health savings accounts and debt coaching. 

As the state’s flagship, land-grant institution, the University of Kentucky exists to advance the Commonwealth. We do that by preparing the next generation of leaders — placing students at the heart of everything we do — and transforming the lives of Kentuckians through education, research and creative work, service and health care. We pride ourselves on being a catalyst for breakthroughs and a force for healing, a place where ingenuity unfolds. It's all made possible by our people — visionaries, disruptors and pioneers — who make up 200 academic programs, a $476.5 million research and development enterprise and a world-class medical center, all on one campus.   

In 2022, UK was ranked by Forbes as one of the “Best Employers for New Grads” and named a “Diversity Champion” by INSIGHT into Diversity, a testament to our commitment to advance Kentucky and create a community of belonging for everyone. While our mission looks different in many ways than it did in 1865, the vision of service to our Commonwealth and the world remains the same. We are the University for Kentucky.