The Treasury Department’s Ready.Save.Grow. campaign has joined hundreds of leading not-for-profits, government agencies and financial institutions in supporting America Saves Week from February 25 to March 2.
Founded in 2007, America Saves Week is led by the American Savings Education Council and the America Saves campaign, whose mission is to promote good savings behavior and offer ways for individuals to assess their own savings status. Typically, more than 2,000 organizations participate and provide resources, tips and products to help millions of people start or supplement their savings.
The Ready.Save.Grow. campaign complements this year's America Saves Week theme of “Set a goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically.” by offering savings options to help people take control over their future and achieve their goals.
In support of America Saves Week, Ready.Save.Grow. is providing community-based groups with saving-related information they can share with individuals to help them start or grow their nest egg. Opening a free, online TreasuryDirect account makes buying and managing savings bonds and other Treasury securities affordable, safe and convenient. Plus, contributions can be made to TreasuryDirect accounts by using annual tax refunds and IRS Form 8888, and automatically through payroll direct deposit.
To learn more about U.S. Savings Bonds, other Treasury securities and how to open and manage a TreasuryDirect account, visit www.treasurydirect.gov/readysavegrow.
Jerry Kelly is the National Director of the Ready.Save.Grow. campaign.