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Personal & Financial Security
State Farm has joined forces with leading partners to help teach the important aspects of personal and financial security.
The numbers and lost lives tell the story. Every week, 10,000 Americans die from preventable illness related to poor diet and inactivity. Yet 135 million Americans and two-thirds of U.S. adults are overweight today, double the rate a few decades ago. For African Americans, 80 percent of women and 67 percent of men face the deadly risks of excess weight.
Vowing to “give up the pounds, not the fight,” Dr. Ian Smith, physician, New York Times best-selling author and VH1 Celebrity Fit Club diet expert, is teaming up with a remarkable group of African-American leaders and State Farm® to launch The 50 Million Pound Challenge, an unprecedented campaign and commitment by the African-American community to join hands and help people take control of their lives and health.
Financial Literacy: This threat is not nearly as loud or visible as a car crash, but it’s real and it can rob young adults of their dreams and aspirations. In 2006, State Farm contributed more than $1.3 million dollars to Financial Literacy Programs and, in 2007; we'll contribute nearly $2 million. Company Programs target the issue of financial literacy in different ways – from grassroots efforts led by youth, to training for teachers, to training kits parents can use at home.
Learn more about our partnership with: The National Council for Economic Education (NCEE)
Embrace Life Awards: Each year, more than 800,000 women are widowed in the United States. Many are left with uncertain circumstances around their family, emotions or financial future. Yet some women find extraordinary strength to overcome these circumstances and persevere -- going beyond their grief to inspire others. State Farm Life Insurance Company celebrates personal achievements and shares the life lessons of five of these women in our annual Embrace Life Awards.
www.sfredportfolio.com: Why a web site just for women? Don't the same rules for savings apply to men as well? The answer is yes, but like many things in life, it's not that simple. Learn more