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.

Non-Profits

Each year, hundreds of Non-Profits encourage people to save automatically and make sure their employees have savings accounts and are saving and investing effectively with the retirement and savings plans they offer. 

The Week is an Opportunity to: 

  • Encourage customers, members, and employees to Pledge to Save. Learn more
  • Partner with VITA and tax preparation sites to promote the week and have them encourage their clients to automatically save part of their tax refund.
  • Hold community events and activities to promote saving and wealth building. Learn more.
  • Volunteer to make presentations, host exhibits, and help staff events. Learn more.
  • Communicate with members in person (e.g., at religious services or chapter meetings), through publications (e.g., bulletins and newsletter, ) by email, and through social media to promote saving. Learn more.
  • Feature the products and services you provide to your employees that help people build wealth and encourage employees to Pledge to Save. Learn more.
  • Develop new partnerships to encourage people to save automatically. Learn more.

Ready to Help Others Save?

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How Non-Profits and Government Agencies Have Participated

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board) 

  • CFP Board Consumer Advocate, Eleanor Blayney, CFP® and 9 other Certified Financial Planner™ professionals discussed the importance of saving and making a financial plan in a radio media tour featuring on-air interviews across national, regional, and state networks in top market stations. 
  • Around 25 live and taped interviews were conducted reaching a total listenership of 12,296,428. 

Center for Public Policy Priorities

  • Held a Facebook savings tips contest during America Saves Week, encouraging organizations around the state to participate by re-posting their savings tips. Thirteen organizations participated in the contest enabling them to share savings tips with over 2,000 individuals.

Green River Asset Building Coalition

  • Greeters at their tax sites encouraged people to use their tax returns to purchase savings bonds
  • 20% of their tax filers began using savings bonds

Did You Know?

  • Over 300,000 people have made a personal commitment to save $34 Million by joining America Saves.
  • Over 1/5 of all eligible employees do not participate—at all—in their company’s retirement savings plan. (Source: Employee Benefit Research Institute and Mathew Greenwald & Associates, Inc., Retirement Confidence Survey)
  • Employees who learn how to effectively manage their benefits are more empowered, more engaged, and more satisfied with their compensation, benefits and overall jobs. (Source: financialfinesse.com)

 

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