personal savings rate

Growing savings from the ground up, locally

Jul 24, 2013
We're not too good at saving these days. Americans have a savings rate of about 3 percent. How can local governments work to grow that number?
Posted In: personal savings rate, retirement savings

Keep on saving

Mar 5, 2012
The personal savings rate seems to have moved up to the 4 percent to 5 percent range, despite savers making 0.1 percent to 0.2 percent on their money. We're back to the range that held for much of the 1990s. Considering how harsh the last couple of years have been on so many people -- from young adults seeking their first full-time job to retirees watching their pension values slide -- it's doubtful that the savings habit will erode. Memories aren't that short.
Posted In: Savings, borrowing, personal savings rate

Thrift is in

Jan 30, 2012
People are still trying to save more.
Posted In: Savings, personal savings rate, consumer spending