Story Pitch: America Saves Week-Piggy Banks Rejoice!

The Federal Bank of NY notes that American household debt is shrinking and that saving is up. America Saves Week is Feb. 20-27, making now a great time to review financial goals. The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) urges your audience to use America Saves Week as a catalyst to develop a smart savings plan -
 Pay yourself first
 Start a 529 plan
 Make emergency fund contributions
 Donate to charity
 Teach your children to save
A local CPA can help your already-money conscious audience learn how to plan for the short- and long-term when it comes to saving. For more information or to set up an interview contact Kathleen Miller at kmiller@picpa.org or 215-972-6188, or Jacqueline Barnard at jbarnard@picpa.org or 267-675-6255.