News From Local Campaigns, Fall 2015

Across the country, campaigns are continuing to spread the word about savings and financial responsibility in a variety of ways:

Inland Empire Saves

Springboard Nonprofit Consumer Credit Management, Inc., campaign coordinator for Inland Empire Saves, led a half-day financial wellness training for 17 Riverside, California college students. The students are part of Project L.E.A.D. (Linking Education Advocacy and Development) with Community Action Partnership (CAP) of Riverside County and serve as paid interns who tutor middle school students with their academic studies. The program offers a savings incentive to L.E.A.D. staff for those saving $500 in a savings account. CAP Riverside will match that savings with $1,000.  

Point Loma Nazarene University Saves

College students enrolled in FCS 230 (Personal and Family Finance) at Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU) during this fall kicked off the PLNU Saves campaign. To promote a culture of saving, a leadership team provided support for class members to identify saving goals and strategies. Several teams of students are focusing on saving through the holiday season, and two teams of students are concentrating on saving while in college. So far, 18 Point Loma students have pledged to save, but after the spring semester PLNU Saves will be working campus wide to get those pledges up!

  

    

Strategy videos created as part of the PLNU campaign:

Virginia Saves

This holiday season, Virginia Saves is providing an online Holiday Planner Toolkit to help savers navigate a time of year when extra costs outside of a normal budget can be a challenge. They also held a Holiday Shopping on a Shoestring Workshop on November 17 in the Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library Auditorium in Virginia Beach.

Note: This is not an exhaustive list of the activities of all America Saves sites, but rather a sampling of activities from several of the local campaigns. For a more complete list of America Saves campaigns, be certain to visit our website.

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Challenging Herself to Save

Written by Sara Cooper | April 15, 2014

It all started when Marchale Burton overheard Alabama cooperative extension colleague Isaac Chappelle, coordinator of Alabama Saves, explaining how saving just a little bit – even change – is all it takes to become a saver. “I thought about that,” Burton said, “and wanted to see if it would work.” So, she challenged herself to see how much change she could save.

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Inspired to Build Savings By Starting Small

Written by Great Lakes Michigan Saves | April 19, 2016

With little-to-no money in the bank and living on a limited income with her adult daughter, Sharon wasn’t sure if building up savings for her future was even possible. “At my age, to put debts behind me would be a relief,” she said, but she wasn’t quite sure how to even get started with a savings plan. That all changed when Sharon attended the Great Lakes Michigan Saves Pay Yourself First Saver’s Summit during America Saves Week.

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Starting Over

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

Until last summer, Michael Lindman spent money freely. “I was a union truck driver for 35 years and had a good income,” said Lindman. “I owned my own home, saved a little, and tried to live within my own budget. You always think there’s going to be that much coming in, but things can change in a split second.”

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