FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Washington, D.C. –The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Ready.Save.Grow. campaign is joining hundreds of leading not-for-profits, government agencies and financial institutions to support America Saves Week, February 25 - March 2, 2013. Ready.Save.Grow., a campaign sponsored by Treasury Department's Bureau of the Public Debt, provides tools and information about Treasury savings options to help people achieve their long-term savings goals.
In support of America Saves Week, Ready.Save.Grow. is assisting community-based groups with information they can share with individuals to help them start or grow their nest egg. The Ready.Save.Grow. campaign complements this year's America Saves Week theme of "Set a goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically." Opening a free, online TreasuryDirect account makes buying and managing savings bonds and other Treasury securities simple. Plus, contributions can be made to TreasuryDirect accounts by using annual tax refunds and IRS Form 8888, and automatically through payroll direct deposit.
"Americans are increasingly looking for safe, affordable and convenient ways to save, and savings bonds are a time-tested strategy," said Jerry Kelly, national director of the Ready.Save.Grow. campaign. "Many people don't realize how affordable it is to get started – just $25 to buy a digital savings bond. Plus, scheduled contributions each pay period or even committing this year's tax refund to buying savings bonds can move the needle on saving for tomorrow."
Founded in 2007, America Saves Week is led by the American Savings Education Council and the America Saves campaign, whose mission is to promote good savings behavior and offer ways for individuals to assess their own savings status. Typically, more than 2,000 organizations participate and provide resources, tips and products to help millions of people start or supplement their savings.
To learn more about U.S. Savings Bonds, other Treasury securities and how to open and manage a TreasuryDirect account, visit www.treasurydirect.gov/readysavegrow. For a video detailing an automatic way to save with payroll direct deposit, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlihH1qBdJE.
TreasuryDirect is a registered mark of the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
Ready.Save.Grow. is a service mark of the U.S. Department of the Treasury.