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.

Employers

Each year, employers promote the workplace savings benefits they offer through emails, newsletters, payroll stuffers, and workshops. We have put together tangible ways you can help your employees save. Choose a strategy below and implement it during America Saves Week to join this nation-wide event.

How to Participate in America Saves Week:

How Can We Do That?

    • Download our one-page Employee Action Handout and promote it through: 
      • a workshop or event on the importance of saving. Learn more.
      • emails, your intranet, and internal newsletters. Learn more.
      • a payroll stuffer. Learn more.
      • TIP: Hold a drawing to increase participation. 
    • Encourage employees to Pledge to Save, where they will make a commitment to themselves to save for an identified goal. Learn more
    • More outreach ideas. Learn more.

Ready to Participate?

Step 1:
Sign Up
Step 2: Plan Activities & Download MaterialsStep 3:
Track Your Impact

What Other Employers Have Done:

  • The American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) President and CEO Frank Keating reached over sixteen million people via radio interviews throughout America Saves Week. ACLI promoted America Saves Week and urged all Americans to take the necessary steps to prepare for a financially secure retirement.
  • American Express "challenged" employees to take the "1% Challenge" to save anywhere-retirement, emergency fund, college, fun, car, vacation, etc. We offered tools and resources to help them do that.
  • The Boeing company newsletter, which reaches 156,000 employees, announced America Saves Week and included a link to AmericaSavesWeek.org.  
  • Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) provided savings tips to its employees nationwide via its intranet.

Click here for more success stories.

Did You Know?

  • Finances are employees' #1 cause of stress, which leads to higher health care costs for your company and negatively impacts employee productivity and morale. (Source: http://ezinearticles.com/?id=473303)
  • Over 1/5 of all eligible employees do not participate—at all—in their company’s retirement savings plan. According to NACHA, companies can save up to $3.15 per payment by using direct deposit instead of paper checks. A company with 100 employees can save nearly $19,000 a year by switching to electronic payments. (Source: Employee Benefit Research Institute and Mathew Greenwald & Associates, Inc., Retirement Confidence Survey)


-- Together we can encourage people to take financial action through saving, debt reduction, and wealth building! --