Saving Not Only Impacts Individuals But Has Economic Benefits

A new report released by Oxford Economics last week revealed that a boost in savings would make the US less dependent on foreign capital, make households more secure, and strengthen long-term economic growth.

According to the report, the household saving rate, currently at 3.8%, would need to increase by one to five percentage points in order to create this change. In actual dollars that means each person would need to increase their savings by $3,500. While that may seem like a daunting task, it is possible for individuals of all income to save money and build wealth. Take a look at the infographic below for more and make a savings commitment by Pledging to Save

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  • Written by Katie Bryan | November 23, 2013

    Tip to #Save: Pay off Credit Cards as Soon as Possible. http://ow.ly/FJyDM via @Bankrate

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Written by Lindsay Ferguson | June 4, 2019

“I have a goal, and I am going to achieve that goal.” 2019 SaveYourRefund Grand Prize Winner Esmeralda says that savings has always been about achieving self-sufficiency amidst tremendous adversity. “It’s hard to pay myself first,” says Esmeralda, particularly when you have to anticipate emergency expenses like a broken down car.

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Taking Steps Toward Financial Fitness

Written by Tammy G. Bruzon | November 7, 2014

Nicky Vasquez learned about Virginia Saves when she attended her first class with Bank On Virginia Beach. The instructor shared how important it was to have a written savings goal, and the entire class joined Virginia Saves as the first step toward financial fitness.

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Jump-Starting a Financial Makeover

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

Nichelle Johnson, a single mom with two teenage children, knows what it’s like to stretch a dollar. When she moved back to Virginia Beach in 2008, she provided for her family with just a part-time library position.

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