Springboard is encouraging consumers to jump-start their savings program by participating in America Saves Week, the campaign that occurs annually to encourage better savings habits. This year, America Saves Week is recognized February 19-26. 

 “It’s never too late to begin good financial habits,” says Melinda Opperman, senior vice president for Springboard.  “Reducing debt and building wealth will pay big dividends in the end.  America Saves Week is the perfect time to get started,” says Opperman. 

 Springboard has developed useful online tools to help consumers reach their savings goal.  You can access http://credit.org/blog/americasavesweek for effective how-to-save-tactics, savings calculators, online courses, videos, worksheets and budget planners.  Please feel free to share this information with family and friends.