Retirement Savings*Our Future*Our Country

Let's commit to a better future, let's commit to save 10.

Video Contest winner announced!

"Sally's Lemonade" - Paige Rood, Utah



The response to our Save 10 $tories Video Contest was huge! And after your votes were tallied, we have a winner. Congratulations to Paige Rood from Utah State University who takes home the grand prize of $10,000! “Sally’s Lemonade” tells the story of a girl named Sally who saved 10% of her earnings from a lemonade stand toward retirement. The end result is a strong, successful financial future. Thanks to Paige and all our contestants who showed America who, when, why, and how anyone can Save 10.

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Our Mission

Determining the exact amount to put away to reach your savings goals can be overwhelming, and many just don’t know where to start.

Save 10 is simple.

The Save 10 initiative is a movement to reinforce a “Save 10” rule of thumb and recognizes employers who put their employees on the path to eventually saving at least 10% of their income.
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There are two truths about retirement savings in America:

1) Most Americans need to save more

2) Most aren’t doing enough of it on their own

Nearly 82% of employees save for retirement when their employers offer an Auto Save program – compared with just 64% when employers do not. Save 10 aims to fundamentally change these facts.

Save 10 is a business-to-business, peer-to-peer effort to encourage to encourage employers to enable their workers to Save 10% of their income for a secure retirement.

Why we need to SAVE 10

% OF AMERICANS WHO HAVEN'T SAVED FOR RETIREMENT

% OF HOUSEHOLDS WHO ARE NOT PUTTING AWAY ENOUGH TO MAINTAIN THEIR CURRENT LIFESTYLE

% INCREASE THAT AUTO-SAVE HAS ON SAVINGS PLAN PARTICIPATION

Keys to Saving Success

Auto-Save: a cornerstone to a secure retirement.
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Over 40% of large 401(k) programs are already using automatic enrollment – or Auto-save – to help employees save more for retirement. When employers automatically opt-in their employees into the company retirement savings plan, they are practicing auto-save.

Auto-escalation
Auto Save has another component – auto escalation - that allows employees' savings to automatically increase over time. Auto escalation can dramatically increase retirement savings without employees feeling a paycheck pinch. Employees always have the option to opt-out, but research shows the vast majority do not and are better prepared for retirement.

Increasing Retirement Savings Access at Small Businesses

Only about one in seven small employers with less than 100 workers offers a retirement plan – there is much opportunity for improvement. Save 10 advocates for efforts that will increase saving and promotes successful examples of Auto Save and small business IRA options used by Save 10 members, while recognizing companies who are doing it right. We help them understand the many benefits of saving 10 for them and their employees.

Keep your 10
Being prepared for disability, death, or other curves life can throw is an essential part of planning for retirement. Companies should make sure workers keep the 10% they are saving. Every person’s situation is different, so if you aren’t sure how to get started, there are many resources that can help. Here is just one resource to help you on your way.

Why Join the Save 10 Coalition

SAVE 10 is a cost-free coalition of best-in-class employers and resource partners who offer, are committed to offering, or are helping Americans achieve retirement security through Saving 10%.
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Be a part of the movement.

  • Demonstrate your company’s willingness to help address America's low savings rate through offering Auto Save programs and/or enabling employees to Save 10%
  • Distinguish your company as a good corporate citizen
  • Build on your reputation of caring for your employees
  • Help your employees value your responsible investment in their futures
  • Help your company excel in employer ratings overall and within your industry

The Impact of Save 10

Be a Save 10 Employer

Employers who are Save 10 certified can help close the retirement savings gap. Does your company:

Are you a save10 employer?

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