It’s “America Saves” Week: Our 10 Favorite Savings Posts

Welcome to America Saves Week 2011. Are you doing your part by setting some money aside? If not, here’s some help.

Bet you didn’t know this is America Saves Week. Sure, it’s a manufactured holiday you’ve never heard of, but it has its own website and it’s a good cause: “During America Saves Week, individuals will be encouraged and assisted to assess their savings progress and take action to advance this progress.”

Sadly, a new report came out this week that shows Americans aren’t celebrating this week as they should. The fourth annual survey from the American Savings Education Council [PDF] shows a slight drop among Americans who spend less than they earn and save the difference – from 73 percent last year to 71 percent this year.

“Developing a savings plan is key to reaching your savings goals,” says Ken McDonnell, director of the American Savings Education Council. Well, Money Talks News has been preaching that for years. In honor of America Saves Week, here are our top 10 greatest tips…

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