U.S. Treasury Supports America Saves Week
The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Ready.Save.Grow. campaign proudly supports America Saves Week (February 24 to March 1). This annual initiative is led by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council to promote good savings habits and encourage people to save for the future. Thousands of organizations typically participate, reaching millions of people.
According to the America Saves Week 2013 Report, only about half of Americans say they have good savings habits:
- 54 percent have a savings plan with specific goals
- 50 percent save for retirement at work through a 401(k) or other contributory plan
- 43 percent have a spending plan that allows them to save money to achieve the goals of their savings plan
Help us support America Saves Week by encouraging the people you serve to assess their savings goals and learn more about ways to save. Consider sharing information with them about Treasury savings options such as savings bonds and marketable securities. These affordable, safe and convenient savings options can help people build a better future.
The Ready.Save.Grow. campaign has a sample newsletter article, social media posts and web banners you can use to help people start saving during America Saves Week. Visit www.treasurydirect.gov/readysavegrow to download the materials. For more information on America Saves Week, visit AmericaSavesWeek.org.
Promote Saving During Financial Literacy Month
Financial Literacy Month (April) will be here before you know it. The Ready.Save.Grow. campaign has free materials you can use throughout the month to encourage people to build their savings. Materials can be downloaded from www.treasurydirect.gov/readysavegrow and include a sample newsletter article, social media posts and web banners.