America Saves Week

America Saves Week

America Saves is a national social marketing campaign that encourages low and moderate income individuals to save money, reduce debt and build wealth. The campaign is a year round effort. America Saves Week (February 20-27, 2011) is an expanded effort aimed at highlighting the campaign, reaching institutions and individuals to increase awareness on the need to save money, reduce debt and build wealth with a primary focus on Financial Action – commitments to save, invest and build wealth.

More than 1,000 non-profit organizations, companies, government agencies, educational institutions, religious institutions, and unions participate in America Saves Week.

Currently, more than 175,000 Savers are enrolled. Top savings priorities include:

* Emergency Fund- people are saving on average $68 a month.
* Savings & Investment- people are saving on average $74 a month.
* Homeownership- people are saving on average $93 a month.

You can get involved by:

* Hosting an event or financial education workshop
* Sharing tips and resources with your family, friends, co-workers and/or clientele.
* Distributing paycheck stuffers at your place of work or posting tips on the intranet
* Mailings encouraging others to be involved
* Sharing financial education with children and encouraging them to enroll in the Young Savers Program

Visit America Saves Week or Washington Saves Week for more information and ideas.