NU Online News Service, May 16, 2003, 1:14 p.m. EDT – Nationwide Financial Services Inc., Columbus, Ohio, has introduced a new financial education program for workers who belong to the public retirement plans it administers.

Nationwide developed the “Join It! Learn It! Live It!” program with Betty Meredith, an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based retirement education specialist, and Newkirk/Communi(k), Portland, Ore., a financial education communications company.

The program encourages workers to save for retirement, discusses use of retirement savings programs, and advises workers about strategies for getting the most out of savings in retirement.