ASW2015 Savings Focus: Saving Automatically

Can you believe we waited until day 4 of America Saves Week to zoom in on automating savings habits?!

If you’re already taken the America Saves pledge or have been a regular reader of the America Saves blog, you’ve heard this message loud and clear: automatic savings is not only our favorite wealth-building method, it’s also the easiest and most effective way to save. It can be hard to put aside money for savings, but by employing this easy method, you can save money without ever missing it – make your savings automatic in 2015.

We have two great chats happening today! The National Credit Union Administration will be featuring America Saves Week and Military Saves Week in their #NCUAchat this morning at 11:00 am EST. Later this afternoon, America Saves will be a featured guest on Wise Bread’s #WBChat at 3:00 pm EST.       


Thursday’s Events & Activities

Tweetchats:

#NCUAChat with the National Credit Union Administration

  • Date: Thursday, February 26, 2015
  • Time: 8:00 am PST, 11:00 am EST
  • Hosted by: @MyCUgov with guest @AmericaSaves

#WBChat with Wise Bread

Free Webinars:

Show Me My Money

  • Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm EST
  • During this webinar, participants will be empowered to take charge of their financial well being and to follow the proper steps towards saving for a better future. This presentation helps participants become aware of the "why behind the buy," and how to identify spending habits, set financial goals and develop spending plans that make sense. This presentation will be conducted by Soneyet Muhammad, Senior Education Program Manager at Clarifi. Clarifi is a trusted nonprofit organization that helps people identify and secure their most important assets through personal financial counseling and education.

Personal Finance Questions: Realities & Myths

  • Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm EST
  • We will discuss frequently asked financial questions and expose some urban legends. We will also provide resources for free, reliable and non-commercial financial information. This webinar is presented by University of Florida/IFAS Extension in partnership with Hillsborough County Extension, Lake County Extension, and Lee County Extension.

10 Smart Ways to Use Your Tax Refund

  • Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 7:00 - 8:00 pm EST
  • If you have a tax refund in your future, learn some tips to put that money to work for you! Save, spend, invest? GreenPath Debt Solutions will help put together a nice game plan for your for the rest of 2015!

Women of Wisdom: Save – Invest – Build Wealth!

  • Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 7:00 - 7:30 pm EST
  • The Women of Wisdom Circle Chat is a free teleconference of “Women Sharing With Women.” This webinar features Barbara Friedberg, MBA, Portfolio Manager, Author, Financial Columnist, Blogger.

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