Americans are simply not saving as much, the Commerce Department says — a sign economic growth could slow.
Savings fell to $351.5 billion in December 2017, and that is the lowest it has been in 10 years.
The Commerce Department said last week consumer spending has increased, however. It accelerated at a 2.5 percent seasonally adjusted rate in the October-December 2017 period.
That is the fastest acceleration in three years.
U.S. incomes rose 0.4 percent in December, the Commerce Department said.