Without a doubt, Americans need to focus on saving money these days. More and more Americans need to prepare themselves for rough economic times to avoid falling victim to downturns. The fact of the matter is that we can't control the economy and force it to push forward these days.
Few look back on money spent fruitlessly and are glad they did it, all are thankful when they look towards money they have saved for where they want to go forward. It should be a focus of Americans like it should be everybody else, saved money can be used, spent money cannot.
Americans absolutely need to be focused on saving money, unfortunately many Americans do not have that option available to them. With the prices constantly rising and the pay rates staying the same most Americans are having a hard time with making ends meet from week to week or month to month. While the idea of saving is a great one, savings are a huge help in emergencies, many can't save anything because they are already living above their means.
Many Americans have no understanding when it comes to planning their long term future. It hink that if more financial classes and institutes educated Americans towards saving money and investing in their future, they would be better off in the future and down the line as they look to live their life.
I can only imagine how much better off I'd be if I had started saving earlier, this should be a priority for everybody. You never know when you're going to have a sudden expensive surprise, and you never know what you're going to want in the future. For both reasons, you should have as much put away as possible.