America Saves Week

About America Saves Week

America Saves Week brings together diverse nonprofit, government, academic, and business groups to encourage and support Americans to save effectively. America Saves and the American Savings Education Council provide participating organizations with useful savings tools and resources ranging from engaging contests, to social media posts and graphics, to sample presentations and activities. Sign up now to be part of this critical effort.

Wednesday, February 28: Save for rainy days

  • A rainy day fund consists of a small amount of money in a savings account separate from your checking that you do not have easy access to. Saving for this fund starts with small, regularly scheduled contributions that build up over time.

Thursday, March 1: Save to retire

  • Saving now for retirement will ensure you have enough money to have a comfortable standard of living when you stop working or reduce the amount of hours you work. Participate in a work-related retirement program such as a 401(k) or open an Individual Retirement Account (or IRA). Already saving for retirement? We recommend increasing the amount you save toward retirement by 1 percent.

Friday, March 2: Save the extra

  • We’re more likely to save a windfall than a small amount consistently over a long period of time. Hack that psychology by saving your bonuses, raises, and tax refunds. This tax season, get ahead of your financial goals by saving at least $50, and reward yourself with SaveYourRefund by entering to win one of over 100 prizes up to $10,000.

Saturday, March 3: Save as a family

  • Good savings habits start at home. Whether you’re budgeting, saving, making retirement decisions, or assessing workplace benefits, share the choices you make with your children, no matter their age.