Alliance Benefit Group-Illinois Offering Dave Ramsey's SmartDollar to Retirement Plan Participants

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alliance Benefit Group-Illinois is now providing Dave Ramsey's SmartDollar to 401(k), 403(b) and 457(b) retirement plan participants. SmartDollar is the premier curriculum for teaching financial literacy in a corporate setting.

Ramsey developed SmartDollar to teach employees and 401(k) participants sound financial principles, like saving, spending wisely, and eliminating debt, so they can avoid financial difficulties and become retirement ready.

"Financial fitness is the key to retirement savings success and Dave Ramsey's SmartDollar is a proven program that works," said John Blossom, CEO of Alliance Benefit Group- Illinois. "We are proud to be able to deliver this great program to plan sponsors across Illinois whether they are clients of ABG Retirement Plan Services or not."

Brian Hamilton, Vice President of Financial Wellness for Dave Ramsey's company, said, "With 70% of Americans living paycheck to paycheck, it's no wonder most employees aren't on track for retirement. Through SmartDollar, retirement readiness will be attainable for thousands of employees and their families as they walk through a proven plan that teaches them how to change bad habits, get control of their money, and start investing for the future."

For more information on SmartDollar, go to To learn more about how Alliance Benefit Group can get you started, call Brenda Stubbs at (800) 242-2356.

About Alliance Benefit Group-Illinois

ABG Retirement Plan Services is an independent recordkeeper and plan administrator, serving advisors and retirement plan clients in more than 40 states with its team of more than 70 industry professionals. The firm serves more than 40,000 participants with over $3 billion in retirement plan assets. ABG Retirement Plan Services is a member firm of Alliance Benefit Group, LLC, one of the largest retirement plan administration organizations in the country. For more information about ABG - Il, contact us at (800) 242-2356, email to, or visit

About SmartDollar

Created by financial expert Dave Ramsey, SmartDollar is a financial wellness tool that educates, inspires, and empowers employees to proactively take control of their money and get on track for retirement. The mission of SmartDollar is to help participants change their behavior towards money and in turn, use their largest wealth-building tool, their income, to save and invest instead of paying consumer debt. Smart Dollar is offered as both an online and mobile-friendly program and is available to companies and plan advisors.

CONTACT: Jamie Ellis Smart Dollar 888.227.3223 x5572Source: Alliance Benefit Group-Illinois