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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. 

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion four years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" three years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for five straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.