Tips, advice, and the latest news from the savings world.
February 27, 2012
By Kristina Wedseltoft, America Saves Intern
America Saves Week 2012 was a huge success! We had over 800 organizations participate reaching millions of Americans across the country. But just because the week is over doesn’t mean it’s time to stop saving. You should be saving year round to reach your savings goal, and remember, aim for a specific savings goal because those who do typically save more successfully. It’s important to keep your savings goal in mind throughout the year, so try writing it down and placing it somewhere you won’t be able to miss it. In case you missed any part of the week, here are a few articles highlighting America Saves Week and the importance of saving. Even though the Week is over, you can still join America Saves and receive the amazing benefits such as a free subscription to our quarterly newsletter, access to our members-only savers tracking tool and so much more! Start small. Think big. And join America Saves today.
Top 5 Articles
Why You're Supposed to Be Extra Focused on Saving Money This Week
Savings made simple with seven easy tips
On Your Mark, Get Set, Save!
Take 'America Saves Week' to Heart
by Jason Alderman (Huffington Post)
Buy a house, and other forced savings
Top Blogs Posts from the Week
- Five Easiest Ways to Save Money | Get Rich Slowly
- Saving Tips For America Saves Week | Savvy Sugar
- Participate in America Saves Week | Ready for Zero
- America Saves Week: America Saves on Groceries | PerkStreet Blog
- America Saves Week 2012 - February 19-26 | YoBucko
- America Saves Week & Our Spending Freeze! | Saving Dollars and Sense
By Maliz Beams, CEO INGU.S. Retirement
If you’re like most people today, you and your family face a number of significant financial obligations — food and household expenses, credit card payments, healthcare costs and college tuition bills, just to name a few. With so many competing priorities in our lives, it can be easy to lose sight of another major financial commitment down the road — your retirement.
To make matters more challenging, the responsibility of funding retirement is ours more than ever before. No matter what stage in your career, developing a holistic approach to planning and saving — both in and out of the workplace — and seeking advice, education and guidance are critical to reaching one’s retirement goals.
An ING Retirement Research Institute study found that many Americans are taking steps to reach a more positive financial future — well over half (57%) acknowledged that saving for retirement is their most important long-term financial goal and nearly three-quarters (72%) confirmed they were receiving the full employer match in their workplace retirement plan. This is good news!
But we need to be doing much more. Our research also showed that a top concern for more than three-quarters (77%) of retirement plan investors is their financial security once they leave the workforce. By taking steps early on that help you save easily and automatically, you can be in a better position to retire with the financial security you expect and deserve. Here are a few things to consider: