Tips, advice, and the latest news from the savings world.
I read an article yesterday that Americans will spend an average of $719 on holiday gifts this year. And it seems like there are even more temptations to spend this year – from stores opening early on Thanksgiving to commercial jingles about using layaway.
With all these temptations around, it’s important to remind ourselves that there is more to the holidays than gifts and that we SHOULD NOT spend money we don’t have. Roughly one in six Savers that has joined America Saves has selected paying off consumer debts as their wealth-building goal. We want to help savers achieve this goal and be able to buy the gifts they need to this holiday season. Here are a few tips to keep in mind:
- Keep Gift Giving to a Minimum
- Figure out which gifts are absolutely essential – often times this will be gifts for a child or loved one.
November 8, 2011
By Katie Bryan, America Saves Communications Manager
Each quarter at America Saves, we put together a resource packet around a particular theme. Our fourth quarter theme for 2011 is retirement. We put these resources together so that others will share the information in order to help people save more successfully.
How Organizers Can Use the Packet
Organizers and organizations can use the materials in the resource packet to reach out to the public, employees, members, or customers on the importance of starting and investing in their retirement.
How Individuals Can Use the Packet
The resource packet contains all kinds of information on retirement. It includes links to articles, guides, and online calculators. Make sure you are on track to reach your retirement goal and read the latest retirement news and trends.