#ASW17 Savings Focus: Saving Automatically

America Saves Week is finally here, and we are excited that our savings focus for day one focuses 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 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 there is an easy way to save money without ever missing it by making your savings automatic in 2017. Already saving automatically? Find ways to automate other aspects of your financial life this year.

 

Participant Spotlight

  • The Council Bluffs Community School District is working with four area banks (American National Bank, First National Bank, TS Bank, and U.S. Bank) to provide the Great Piggy Bank Pageant at six elementary schools in which an in-school banking program exists.
  • America Saves Week is in full swing in Tennessee. A celebration at Tennessee Legislative Plaza in Nashville. State partners including the Tennessee Department of Treasury and University of Tennessee Extension will staff a display at the heart of state government. From March 17-28, voting will begin for piggy banks adopted and decorated by businesses and organizations around Chattanooga.

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 http://americasavesweek.org/what-others-have-done.

 

Monday’s Events and Activities

Tweet Chat

#SavesChat with America Saves

  • Date: Monday, February 27, 2017
  • Time: 12:00 pm Pacific, 3:00 pm Eastern
  • Hosted by: @AmericaSaves
  • Questions are available here.

Webinars

Understanding Your Credit Report and Score on Monday, February 27, 2017 from 12:00 - 12:45 Central, 1:00 - 1:45 pm Eastern 
Credit affects so many areas of life. But just what is a credit report anyway? How do I get my report for free? How do they figure out my score? How do I build or rebuild my credit? We’ll answer these questions and dispel common myths in this informative session.

Save Automatically on Monday, February 27, 2017 from 3:00 - 4:00 pm Eastern 
It can be hard to put aside money for savings, but there is an easy way to save money without ever missing it by making your savings automatic in 2017. Already saving automatically? Find ways to automate other aspects of your financial life this year.

First-time homebuyer on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 4:00 pm Central 
Buying a home may be one of the most important financial decisions you can make. During this session, you will learn about the steps in the home buying process, how to identify the costs associated with buying a home and types of financing available, including the VA Home Loan Guaranty Program.

  • Register online at wellsfargo.com/rsvp with access code Mil1stHome.
  • Click here to learn more about this and other webinars.
  • This webinar is presented as a public service by Wells Fargo.

Budgeting on Monday, February 27, 2017 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm Central 
Learn time-tested strategies to budget, manage and prioritize your paycheck and learn how to take control of your finances by learning to budget your money – before you spend it.

For a complete list of digital events and activities throughout the Week, visit http://americasaves.org/for-savers/participate-in-asw

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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Administrator2 | January 12, 2014

    Keep track of your spending. At least once a month, use credit card, checking, and other records to review what you've purchased. Then, ask yourself if it makes sense to reallocate some of this spending to an emergency savings account. http://ow.ly/sj972

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