Award-Winning "The Savage Truth on Money" Kicks Off 2013 Tour

Thu Apr 4, 2013 9:30am EDT

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Renowned financial expert, Terry Savage, Partners with Allstate to Bring Greater
Financial Literacy to Cities across America
NORTHBROOK, Ill.,  April 4, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- A recent Allstate poll found
that more than four in 10 (41 percent) Americans are living paycheck-to-paycheck
while another 8 percent say they don't earn enough each month to pay for
essentials. To help combat the numbers of Americans struggling to make their
financial goals today, "The Savage Truth on Money Presented by Allstate," will
kick off Financial Literacy Awareness Month with a five-city tour.

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"Allstate saw a growing gap between those who can make ends meet and those who
can't, so we decided to take action to provide consumers with the tips and
resources that would help them on their personal financial journey," said  Bill
Kavanaugh, senior vice president, Allstate Life Insurance Company. "This program
teaches valuable information while inciting action for greater financial

As a 2013 Excellence in Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE) Award winner, The
Savage Truth on Money events are complimentary educational opportunities, open
to the public, that feature practical advice from award-winning personal finance
journalist and author  Terry Savage. Every event is co-hosted by local Allstate
agencies and exclusive financial specialists who are also experts on this
subject matter, and attendees are provided a signed copy of  Terry Savage's
book,  The Savage Truth on Money.    

Terry Savage  writes a nationally syndicated personal finance  column  and is a
regular guest on CNN and CBS, among others. In each event, Savage will cover the
following topics to reach a wide range of event attendees:

* Understanding your money personality - saver or spender?  
* Rebuilding your credit report - or getting started on a good credit score  
* Dealing with debt and mortgage problems  
* Starting to invest in the stock market with as little as  $50  a month  
* Saving for college  
* Paying down student loans  
* Insuring what's important to you and your family  
* Planning for retirement

In its third year of touring, The Savage Truth on Money will visit  Tampa, Fla. 
(April 4),  Knoxville, Tenn.  (April 11),  Philadelphia  (May 9) and  Colorado
Springs, Colo.  (May 16). Additionally, The Savage Truth on Money tour will make
a special appearance at "Financial Literacy Day on Capitol Hill" on  April 26 
to exhibit its programming for a number of corporations, non-profits and
policymakers that specialize in financial literacy.  

For more information about "The Savage Truth on Money Presented by Allstate,"

Downloadable, broadcast-quality excerpts from Savage's presentation:


The Allstate Corporation  (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held
personal lines insurer, serving approximately 16 million households through its
Allstate, Encompass, Esurance and Answer Financial brand names and Allstate
Financial business segment. Allstate branded insurance products (auto, home,
life and retirement) and services are offered through Allstate agencies,
independent agencies, and Allstate exclusive financial representatives, as well
as via,  and 1-800 Allstate®, and
are widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate®." As
part of  Allstate's commitment  to strengthen local communities, The Allstate
Foundation, Allstate employees, agency owners and the corporation provided  $29
million  in 2012 to thousands of nonprofit organizations and important causes
across  the United States.

Related Links
"The Savage Truth on Money, Presented by Allstate"
Terry Savage's Website

SOURCE  Allstate Insurance Company

Kari Mather, (847) 402-5600, On Twitter @AllstateNews

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