America Saves Week

February 23 - 28, 2015 is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for individuals to assess their own saving status.

About America Saves Week

America Saves Week is coordinated by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council. Started in 2007, the Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for individuals to assess their own saving status. Typically thousands of organizations participate in the Week, reaching millions of people.

The 2015 Annual National Survey Assessing Household Savings reveled across the board improvement in the past year.

    • 71% are spending less than their income and saving the difference, up from 68% in 2014.
    • 52% are savings at least 5% of their income, up from 47% in 2014.
    • 40% are making good or excellent savings progress, up from 35% in 2014.
    • 78% had no or were reducing their consumer debts, up from 76% in 2014.
    • 66% have sufficient emergency savings, up from 65% in 2014.

With more societal encouragement and support, more Americans will be persuaded to Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically.

About America Saves

America Saves is a national campaign involving more than 1,000 non-profit, government, and corporate groups that encourages individuals and families to save money and build personal wealth. Overall management for the campaign is provided by the non-profit Consumer Federation of America (CFA). CFA is comprised of over 270 consumer education, advocacy, and cooperative organizations dedicated to advancing the consumer interest.

About American Savings Education Council

ASEC is a national coalition of public- and private-sector institutions committed to making saving and retirement planning a priority for all Americans. ASEC is a program of the Employee Benefit Research Institute Education and Research Fund (EBRI-ERF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. ASEC does not lobby or take positions on public policy proposals. ASEC educational materials are available at: www.choosetosave.org

Since its creation in 1995, ASEC has driven the financial security mission forward with the collective leadership and efforts of a coalition of major organizations. ASEC brings together public- and private-sector partners to share information on best practices and to collaborate on financial security initiatives Partners of the ASEC coalition provide critical input and help to shape the organization’s agenda, and benefit from research and education that is worth millions.