Y W C:Ici si t ti
On car sson rom th rcnt conomic crisis isthat saing mattrs. As th conomy has dtrio-ratd and rcord numbrs o Amricans ha ostthir homs to orcosur, storis ha mutiid o amiis who ha not had aduat saings to ro-tct thm rom job osss or stbacs, much ss buyhoms or ay or cog, without rying on incras-ingy scarc sourcs o crdit. Going orward, th na-tiona agnda must incud masurs to h us gtour inancia hous in ordr; on crucia asct wi bto h a Amricans start saing again.For sra yars, Doorways to Drams (D2D) Fundhas tstd stratgis to h owr-incom wor-ing o dirct art o thir annua ta runds tosaings. During ta sason 2009, D2D and artnrsaround th country ord nary 40,000 ta irs achanc to buy a U.S. Saings Bond with art o thirrunds.
2009 Pilot Findings
This ar rorts th 2009 iot rsuts, as was rsuts rom two rcding ta sasons. Amongth most imortant fndings, owr incom tarund rciints:
- Like, trust and want to buy savings bonds,
especially for their children- Do not generally know where or how to
buy them- Once they buy a bond, are likely to do so
again- Are likely to hold on to bonds they
purchase for the long term- Are more likely to buy paper savings
bonds than buy bonds online
Ths indings oint to th uniu owr o U.S. Sa-ings Bonds to r-nrgi Amrica’s historica orinta-tion toward thrit and to h a Amricans articiatin saing as a hdg against criss and a rsourc tonab stratgic instmnts, i a hom urchas orcog ducation. Th highst-imact, most cost-cti way to cai-tai on th wor rortd in this ar is to rturn asaings bond urchas otion to th dra ta iingrocss (as was th cas in th 1960s). Sciicay,th currnt IRS sit rund orm, Form 8888, shoudb modiid to aow ta irs cting a rund toordr saings bonds. This chang woud ac atrustd, scur saing roduct within asy rach o miions o owr and modrat incom rund rcii-nts at th on tim o th yar whn thy ar mostab to sa.D2D ads th Saings Bond Woring Grou (SBWG),a coaition o nationa and oca organiations whoshar a bi that U.S. Saings Bonds ha a uniuand roound ro to ay in hing woring Amri-cans sa or thir own uturs. Th SBWG strongysuorts th ta tim roosa and stands rady toh suort its immntation nationwid.