America Saves Blog
Tips, advice, and the latest news from the savings world.
Tax season is a great time to consider saving and building assets for retirement. If you don’t have access to a retirement savings account at work and are looking for an easy way to start saving, myRA might be a good fit. myRA is a new retirement savings account developed by the U.S. Department of the Treasury that’s simple, safe, and affordable.
Are you ready for tax season? If you haven’t heard about tax identity theft, you may not be. Tax identity theft happens when someone files a phony tax return using your personal information — like your Social Security number — to get a tax refund from the IRS. It also can happen when someone uses your Social Security number to get a job or claims your child as a dependent on a tax return.
Washington, DC – Data from the January 2016 Personal Savings Index (PSI) survey by America Saves reveals that savings interest, effort, and effectiveness indicators were considerably lower than these indicators in September 2015. As the following table shows, indicators in this triennial survey were down by six to eight percentage points in the three-month period.
You can now download the America Saves Week 2016 Digital Kit. It includes information to promote savings through social media, emails, blogs, newsletters, & other outlets.
Here, in her own words, is the story of Virginia Saver Christina Mele, who spent most of her life living paycheck to paycheck and is now saving successfully.
You will not believe what it took to completely change my life. About three years ago, the HR Administrator of the corporation where I worked (as a temp with no benefits) forwarded an email to me. Fifteen seconds. One small act of kindness. That's it - that's all it took!