America Saves Blog
Tips, advice, and the latest news from the savings world.
Over one-third of American households carry their credit card balances forward every month, according to the National Foundation for Credit Counseling. It’s no wonder that getting out of debt is the third most common goal among savers who took the America Saves pledge to save money, reduce debt, and build wealth.
You opened a savings account, cashed in your jar of change, and started packing your lunch. But your savings account balance remains at zero.
Sometimes you just need a little one-on-one help to kick start your savings. Luckily, there are over 60 local America Saves campaigns located nationwide that you can connect with for one-on-one help and to learn more about savings initiatives and events in your area.
Most Americans are just as interested in saving, are making the same amount of effort to save, and are saving just as effectively as last summer, according to our newest survey data. Except for one surprising group: the wealthiest among us.
“I began to count the pennies on my dresser.”