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America Saves Week (February 22 – 27, 2016) is an annual opportunity for individuals to assess their savings and take action to improve their financial security. The theme for this year’s America Saves Week is simple: Save Automatically.

Try these simple steps during America Saves Week to help yourself save automatically – and successfully:

 

1.) Assess Your Savings.

Like your health, you should assess your savings annually to make sure your savings priorities are on the right track. Take the America Saves 12-question assessment to find out your current standing and help you plan for the future.

 

2.) Evaluate your Savings Preparedness.

Check off your savings accomplishments on the Saver Checklist to further evaluate where your savings habits need strengthening for your future goals.

 

3.) Take the America Saves Pledge.

Those with a savings plan are two times more likely to save for emergencies and retirement than those without one. Join more than 450,000 American Savers who have already committed to save. When you take the pledge, you can choose to receive text message tips and reminders to help you save towards your goals.

 

For more information on America Saves Week and tips that can help you save money, visit our website.  From tips for choosing a bank or credit union that is right for you to using the college cost calculator tool, we have the information and resources to help you plan your financial future.

If you have additional questions, contact the Office of Consumer Affairs by calling our Consumer Hotline at (617) 973-8787, or toll-free in MA at (888) 283-3757, Monday through Friday, from 9 am-4:30 pm. Follow the Office on Facebook and Twitter, @Mass_Consumer. The Baker-Polito Administration’s Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation is committed to protecting consumers through consumer advocacy and education

 

Source: Tammy Greynolds, America Saves Communications Coordinator. America Saves Week is coordinated by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council. Started in 2007, the Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for individuals to assess their own saving status.

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