The U.S. personal savings rate has declined steadily over the last four decades. It hit historic lows in the years before the Great Recession -- an unfortunate trend to proceed the worst economic crisis in nearly 80 years.
After a period of improvement in the years following the recession, rates have steadily slipped to approach those depths once again. What will it take for U.S savers to reverse course? http://www.money-rates.com/research-center/infographics/shrinking-savings-rate-infographic.htm