Press Release: Only Half of Americans Have Good Savings Habits

February 25, 2013
By Katie Bryan, America Saves Communications Manager

Washington, D.C. – The sixth annual national survey assessing household saving, released today as part of America Saves Week, revealed that only about half of Americans reported good savings habits.

  • 54% said they “have a savings plan with specific goals.”
  • 43% said they “have a spending plan that allows you to save enough money to achieve the goals of your saving plan.”
  • 50% of those not retired said they “save for retirement at work through a 401(k) or other contributory plan.”
  • 41% said that, “outside of work,” they “save automatically through regular preauthorized transfers from checking to savings or investments.”
  • 49% know their net worth.

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