Savings Toolkit

Overview

Two important bills that would move American families toward financial stability have been introduced in the House and in the Senate. The Refund to Rainy Day Savings Act and the Saving for the Future Act both propose leveraging current resources to strengthen the economic prosperity of low income families. Explore our resources below to see how you can help advocate for this new legislation!

Key Messages

  • Without access to structured savings plans, households of color are particularly affected by liquid asset poverty- 57% of households of color are liquid asset poor compared to 32% of white families.
  • The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), one of the federal government’s most successful and powerful anti-poverty programs, helps keep about 5.8 million people out of poverty. Refunds received at tax time can make up as much as 30 percent of a low-income family’s annual income.
  • Automatic enrollment in retirement programs can increase participation rates from 40 percent to over 90 percent.

Social Media Kit

This social media kit includes messaging that advocates can use to engage policy makers both online and in-person. Also included are helpful tips to remember when posting to your social media profiles; and when customizing messages for your state, city, county, tribal area or Congressional district. 

Blogs

Check out these blogs and share them with your network!

New Bill Would Help Families Use Tax Refund to Build Emergency Savings

The Saving for the Future Act Could Be a Game Changer for Retirement and Emergency Savings

The Savings Dilemma: Preparing for Retirement While Savings for Emergencies

Shareable Graphics

Are you creating your own messaging to engage policy makers? Awesome! Consider using these shareable images with your custom messages.

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