×

Warning

JUser: :_load: Unable to load user with ID: 498

About Us

America Saves, a campaign managed by the nonprofit Consumer Federation of America, seeks to motivate, encourage, and support low- to moderate-income households to save money, reduce debt, and build wealth. The research-based campaign uses the principles of behavioral economics and social marketing to change behavior. Non‐profit, government, and corporate groups participate in America Saves nationally and through local, regional, and statewide campaigns around the country. America Saves encourages individuals and families to take the America Saves pledge and organizations to promote savings year-round and during America Saves Week.

We provide free financial tools, savings services, advice, and resources that help Americans from every income level take the steps needed to take charge of their finances and manage money more effectively.

By inspiring a strong savings ethic in people, we can improve the financial health of our schools and businesses, our communities, and our nation.

You Don't Have To Go It Alone

Pledging to save grants access to our set of tools and timely information, but more importantly, connects you with a support system you can rely on as you navigate a course for savings success. We are a coach, cheerleader and team -all in one. Guidance from financial professionals will help you set goals, make informed decisions and track your progress. You can interact with other member savers, learn from their experiences, and exchange money-saving ideas. And you'll always have a source to keep you focused, motivated, and saving!

Tip of the Day

  • Your tax time bond will earn interest for up to 30 years. http://ow.ly/rrBJe

Share Your Tip or Story

And if we feature you in our newsletter, you get $25.

Share

Saver Stories View all »

Developing a Savings "Game Plan"

Eunice Diaz, a teacher in Colorado Springs, had been noticing a pattern. Despite the fact that she and her husband were “making good money,” they were spending their entire earnings and “were still struggling at the end of the month.”

Read more...

Getting Out of Debt

In 2004, Tonya Shelton was facing financial ruin. Barely making more than minimum wage and having lost her home to an unexpected family crisis, Shelton and her family were forced to live in a rundown hotel.

Read more...

Starting Over

Until last summer, Michael Lindman spent money freely. “I was a union truck driver for 35 years and had a good income,” said Lindman. “I owned my own home, saved a little, and tried to live within my own budget. You always think there’s going to be that much coming in, but things can change in a split second.”

Read more...