ASW2016 Savings Focus: Assess Your Savings

Just like your car needs a tune-up, and just like you need your annual physical, your checkbook needs a checkup, too. When was the last time you assessed your savings progress?

Like your health, you should assess your savings annually to make sure you’re saving adequately and for all the right things The beginning of the year is a great time to get to know your full financial picture. Using the Assess Your Savings Plan tool, savers can quickly review their savings situation by answering a simple series of yes/no questions and presents them with the next steps to save successfully.

If you only do one thing during America Saves Week: Assess Your Savings.

Participant Spotlight

  • Cooperative Extension/eXtension is promoting savings and the America Saves pledge during America Saves Week 2016 through multiple inter-related projects, including webinars, tweetchats, the 15-Week Challenge, and more!
  • Inland Empire Saves is conducting two financial wellness workshops for students at California State University San Bernardino, partnering in the Military Saves fair held at United States Marine Corps Camp Pendleton, and holding two homebuyer education workshops. And that's only the beginning!

Organizations like yours are sharing their activities and results with America Saves throughout the week. Find out more on what others have done for America Saves Week at

Tuesday's Events & Activities


  • Youth$aves (#youthsaves) Tweetchat with Air Force Federal Credit Union
    • Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2016
    • Time: 10:00 am Central/11:00 am Eastern
    • Hosted by: @AirForceFCU and @FinEd4Teens
  • #FIDchat with Financial Finesse
    • Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2016
    • Time: 10:00 am Pacific, 1:00 pm Eastern
    • Hosted by: @Fin_Finesse
  • #AutoSave16 with Fidelity Investments
    • Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2016
    • Time: 11:00 am Pacific, 2:00 pm Eastern
    • Hosted by: @Fidelity
  • #eXASchat with Cooperative Extension
    • Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2016
    • Time: 12:00 pm Pacific, 3:00 pm Eastern
    • Hosted by: @moneyeXtension

Facebook Events 

Go Green and $ave Green — February 22-27, 2016 Air Force FCU is in the midst of a Go Green Initiative and we invite you to share how you save money by going green! The winner will receive a $100 Visa Gift Card. Visit www.facebook/AirForceFCU for more details.

Free Webinars

Declutter Your Financial Life - Tuesday, February 23 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm Eastern
Financial clutter can affect your financial future. Tampa Bay Saves in partnership with Florida Saves will provide tips on consolidating accounts, lowering fees and costs, and organizing financial papers.

Saving for Higher Education— Tuesday, February 23 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern
The Pennsylvania Treasury is joining with partners in the public and private sectors to host a free, five-part webinar series to help Pennsylvanians learn more about a variety of financial planning topics during America Saves Week, February 22 - 27. This 60-minute webinar is presented by Kelly Davis, program representative from the Pennsylvania 529 College Savings Program.

  • To register for the webinar series or learn more, visit

Building Blocks of Retirement Security - Tuesday, February 23 from 6:30 - 7:30 pm Eastern
The average American may be facing 30 or more years in retirement. Early planning can make all the difference in the quality of life you enjoy in retirement. Take action to take care of the future YOU! Topics include: 1. Social Security planning, 2. Different retirement savings vehicles and tax advantages, 3. Retirement distribution planning. Speaker: Lamont Henry, CFP®.

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