ASW2016 Savings Focus: Saving Automatically

America Saves Week is finally here, and we are excited that our Day 1 savings focus hones in on the importance - and benefits - of saving automatically.

If you’ve 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 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 2016.


We have two great Twitter chats happening today! First, Jose Fulgencio will be continuing to live-tweet today until 5:00 pm Central. You can find him at #Save4You or at @joseful. Then, this afternoon at 3:00 pm Eastern, you can find America Saves on Twitter for #ASW2016, our annual America Saves Week kick-off chat. If you're unable to join us for these chats, check out the full list of nationwide events and activities to get involved in the Week.

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Melissa has always been thrifty with a #ThinkLikeASaver attitude. This served her family well when her husband lost his job in 2014. Using their savings, Melissa’s family stayed afloat while her husband found a new job. During his job search they used a majority of their savings, but that is OKAY. Savings are fluid! They’re supposed to be used in the case of emergency, and this qualified as such.

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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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