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

How Can We Do That?

    • Download our one-page Employee Action Handout (coming soon) and promote it through: 
      • a workshop or event on the importance of saving. Learn more.
      • emails, your intranet, and internal newsletters. Learn more(coming soon)
      • payroll envelops. 
    • 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
    • Learn more about financial wellness at work with this CFPB report

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What Other Employers Have Done:

  • Microsoft Benefits reached out to more than 50,000 employees in the U.S. with personalized emails highlighting the most important next step needed to maximize their 401(k) savings and improve their financial wellness. These personalized messages drove 2x higher results compared to previous campaigns.
  • 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) - The Treasury Department's credit union contributed the required $10 minimum deposit on behalf of any OCC employee who opened a savings account during America Saves Week. 

Quick Links

See Who's Already ParticipatingEmployer Success StoriesPartner with a Local Saves Campaign

Did You Know?

  • Across workers of all generations, 24% admit their personal finances have been a distraction at work. And, of those workers who are concerned about their finances, 39% spend at least three hours each week either thinking about or dealing with financial problems at work. (Source: PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLC,)
  • For example, in 2012, roughly one in five employees admitted they had skipped work in the past year to deal with a financial problem.
  • Over 1/5 of all eligible employees do not participate—at all—in their company’s retirement savings plan. (Source: MetLife, Inc., 10th Annual Study of Employee Benefits Trends: Seeing Opportunity in Shifting Tides 51 (2012))
  • 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! --