Is saving on your New Year's resolution list this year? The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Ready.Save.Grow. campaign offers five saving strategies that will have you moving toward your long-term savings goals and toasting along the way.
"A new calendar year invigorates people to start with a clean slate, so it's a great time to begin building or refreshing your savings goals..."
Washington, D.C. – Do you have a child in your life who will be graduating this spring? Whether it's from kindergarten or college, graduation marks the completion of one chapter in a young person's life and the start of a new adventure. Honor your grad's achievement by helping him or her save for the future with a digital U.S. Savings Bond.
Washington, D.C. – (April 03, 2013) – The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Ready.Save.Grow. campaign is joining with other financial education leaders across the country in Money Smart Week 2013, an annual public awareness campaign presented by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, committed to helping consumers better manage their personal finances. Ready.Save.Grow., a campaign sponsored by Treasury Department's Bureau of the Fiscal Service, provides tools and information about affordable, safe and convenient Treasury savings options that assist people in achieving their long-term goals, such as saving for college, a new home or retirement.
Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Ready.Save.Grow. campaign is joining hundreds of leading not-for-profits, government agencies and financial institutions to support America Saves Week, February 25 - March 2, 2013. Ready.Save.Grow., a campaign sponsored by Treasury Department's Bureau of the Public Debt, provides tools and information about Treasury savings options to help people achieve their long-term savings goals.
Expecting a tax refund this tax season? If so, you may be interested in a convenient savings option offered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Taxpayers may buy paper Series I Savings Bonds, in amounts ranging from $50 to $5,000, with their annual tax refund by completing the "Allocation of Refund (Including Savings Bond Purchases)" IRS Form 8888. TreasuryDirect online account holders may deposit all or part of their tax refunds into their TreasuryDirect accounts.
Washington, D.C. – (Dec. 12, 2012) – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Ready.Save.Grow. campaign today named the four Grand Prize Winners of its nationwide “Save Out Loud” Contest , which captured savings stories from students and families across the country. The winning contest entries were selected from many photo and video essays submitted by students in grades K-12. Starting this week, Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios will pay a virtual video visit to the winners’ schools to recognize their achievements.
To celebrate the holiday season, the U.S. Department of the Treasury is proud to introduce a new set of savings bond certificates to mark the time-honored tradition of giving U.S. Savings Bonds as holiday gifts. The newly designed gift certificates feature historical and patriotic themes. The printable certificates can be included in a card or envelope to represent the digital savings bond gift given to children, grandchildren and other loved ones. Learn more about the new certificates by visiting www.treasurydirect.gov/readysavegrow.
Students urged to share their savings story for chance to win virtual classroom visit from Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios
Washington, D.C. – (Oct. 3, 2012) – The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Ready.Save.Grow. campaign launched the "Save Out Loud" Contest today to celebrate kids' savings goals and inspire a lifetime of good savings habits. Students in grades K – 12 are encouraged to share their savings stories for a chance to win a live video conversation with Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios, along with commemorative prizes.
As autumn approaches, open enrollment of employee benefits becomes top of mind for many in the workforce. Employees know it's important to save for the future, but many of them don't know where to begin or are looking for a way to supplement their existing voluntary savings benefits. As Americans review their retirement and savings options, the U.S. Department of the Treasury encourages them to participate in TreasuryDirect Payroll Savings to help take control of their financial future.
The Campaign Offers Long-Term Savings Resources and Information about Digital Savings Bonds
The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Bureau of the Public Debt has launched a Facebook page (www.facebook.com/readysavegrow) to highlight its new savings campaign, Ready.Save.Grow. The Facebook page provides another channel for the Treasury Department to encourage more Americans to save, while informing them about affordable, safe and convenient Treasury savings options.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Bureau of the Public Debt received first place in the category of electronic publication at the National Association of Government Communicators’ (NAGC) 2012 Blue Pencil and Gold Screen Awards Competition on June 6, which honored superior government communications. The prize was awarded for an interactive digital timeline that featured the rich history of U.S. Savings Bonds and was a key component of a national campaign to inform Americans about the change in how savings bonds can be purchased.
They're the same bonds you remember getting as a child, but with a digital twist. U.S. Savings Bonds are making a comeback, just in time for the graduation and wedding gift-giving season.
"Since the January 2012 transition from paper to digital savings bonds, account openings on Treasury’s retail website, TreasuryDirect.gov, have increased 9 percent," says Jerry Kelly, national director of the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Ready.Save.Grow. campaign. "In many cases, people are opening an account for themselves as well as their children to give relatives and friends a convenient way to give gifts."
Too much clutter in your life? As you clean and organize your home, don’t forget to tidy up your financial affairs as well. Within those old files and shelves you may even find a hidden treasure – unredeemed savings bonds.
"Americans are currently sitting on $15.7 billion in matured U.S. Savings Bonds," says Jerry Kelly, national director of the U.S. Treasury's Ready.Save.Grow. campaign. "Some people may not be aware that bonds stop earning interest after a certain number of years, so we’ve made it easy for them to go online and find out the status of their bonds and whether it's time to redeem them."
March 27, 2012 - WASHINGTON - With millions of people indicating they need a safe and convenient way to save for their long-term goals, the U.S. Department of the Treasury today announced a new consumer savings initiative, Ready.Save.Grow. to provide information and access to affordable, safe and convenient Treasury savings options that can help people take control of their future.
"Now more than ever, people are looking for reliable, long-term savings options that will help them buy a new home, provide for their child's college education or prepare for retirement," said Bureau of the Public Debt Commisssioner Van Zeck.
December 27, 2011 - WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of the Treasury today reiterated that paper U.S. Savings Bonds are going electronic after December 31 – a move that will save taxpayers $120 million over five years. To commemorate the rich history of savings bonds from 1935 to present, the Treasury Department has launched an online timeline that captures major milestones through the years.
July 13, 2011 - WASHINGTON - The Bureau of the Public Debt announced today that as of January 1, 2012, paper savings bonds will no longer be sold at financial institutions. This action, which supports the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s goal to increase the number of electronic transactions with citizens and businesses, will save American taxpayers approximately $70 million over the first five years.