Only Half of Americans Have Good Savings Habits

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March 12, 2013
By Katie Bryan
America Saves Communications Manager

Washington, D.C. – The sixth annual national survey assessing household saving, released today as part of America Saves Week, revealed that only about half of Americans reported good savings habits.
o    54% said they “have a savings plan with specific goals.”
o    43% said they “have a spending plan that allows you to save enough money to achieve the goals of your saving plan.”
o    50% of those not retired said they “save for retirement at work through a 401(k) or other contributory plan.”
o    41% said that, “outside of work,” they “save automatically through regular preauthorized transfers from checking to savings or investments.”
o    49% know their net worth.

 

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