America Saves Blog
Tips, advice, and the latest news from the savings world.
You know it’s important to save for your future - maybe for an emergency, a down payment on a house, or your retirement. But if you’re just scraping buy, saving toward your goal can seem like an unlikely dream.
You drop off a businesswoman at work with Uber. You give a young couple visiting New York City for the first time the perfect place to stay with Airbnb. You help an elderly neighbor install a new ceiling fan with Task Rabbit. And you deliver groceries to a couple with a new baby with Instacart. Or perhaps you works 10 to 20 hours a week for a start-up or other business.
Last week, America Saves hosted the National Savings Forum. We covered a lot of ground, including the national costs of the lack of household savings, the importance of emergency savings, how to encourage good savings products, and if savings is a key American value.
It’s Armed Forces Day and we’re busy thanking the men and women who serve our country with our friends at Military Saves. Military Saves, a partner in the Department of Defense’s Financial Readiness Campaign, seeks to motivate, support, and encourage military families to save money, reduce debt, and build wealth.
America is becoming more urban. Already, over 60 percent of Americans call a city home. Some are calling living in a city the “new American dream,” as millennials and empty nesters opt for apartments instead of homes, nearby dining and dancing instead of a yard - and bike lanes instead of two-car garages. And that’s a good thing, because city living can be expensive, and ditching the car can mean major savings. Actually, biking, walking, and taking public transportation can pay off in more ways than one.