Running from February 25 - March 2, 2019, America Saves Week is a nationwide campaign of the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) created to help individuals save money, reduce spending and build wealth. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) encourages consumers to use America Saves Week as an opportunity to evaluate their short- and long-term financial goals and learn more about how banks can help achieve them.
"During America Saves Week, the FDIC encourages consumers to expand their financial knowledge, set clear savings goals and strong savings habits, and learn how to better manage their money," said FDIC Chairman Jelena McWilliams. "Whether it's opening your first savings account, starting an emergency fund, or preparing for college costs, a new home purchase, or retirement, banks offer a safe place to put money for day-to-day needs and to save for the future."
The FDIC offers a wide range of financial education resources free-of-charge to consumers, financial institutions, and other organizations interested in supporting savings during America Saves Week or any time.
- Money Smart, the FDIC's award-winning financial education program, is available in various formats [instructor-led, podcast (audio), and self-paced online] and includes special guides and other tools targeted to young people, adults, older adults, and even small-business owners.
- FDIC Consumer News is a free online publication that offers tips and information on a variety of financial topics, including how to save more and how to ensure that your deposits are fully protected by FDIC insurance.
- The FDIC's Youth Banking Network helps financial institutions partner with schools and nonprofit organizations to teach financial education and offer students an opportunity to open a savings account — many for the first time.
The FDIC also works with banks and other organizations to bring more low- and moderate-income Americans into the financial mainstream by improving access to safe, secure and affordable banking services.
For more information about America Saves Week and savings-related resources from the FDIC, visit here .
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This blog post reprinted with permission from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.