#ASW19 Savings Theme: Save the easy way...automatically
Never miss a beat when it comes to savings. Make it so easy you never have to think about it by setting aside money for savings automatically.
Learn how to set up automatic transfers from your checking account to your savings account, or have part of your paycheck automatically deposited into a savings account. Already saving automatically? Find ways to automate other aspects of your financial life in 2019.
Tuesday's Events and Activities
ASW on Social Media
Twitter Storm: America Saves Week and Military Saves Week 2019
Date: Tuesday, February 26
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 pm Eastern
Hosts: @AmericaSaves and @Military Saves
Hashtag: #ASW19 and #MSW19
Help us take over Twitter! Join us in blasting Twitter with #ASW19 and #MSW19 content for an hour to raise the visibility of the Week and engage more individuals in the topic of saving. Use content from the kit or craft your own, just make sure to include the hashtag!
Home Buyer Education
Date: Tuesday, February 26
Time: 10:00 am Eastern
Host: Michigan State University Extension
This homeownership seminar from MSU Extension will provide you with valuable information about the home buying process, and will teach you:
- The advantages of homeownership
- The steps in the home buying process
- The costs of homeownership
- The importance of good credit
- How to determine how much house you can afford
- Mortgage loan basics
- How to maintain your investment
- Course approved by MSHDA
- Certificate of completion good for one year
On-going Activities + Contests
30 Days of Savings Challenge
Begins: Friday, February 1
Time: 9:00 AM Eastern
A 30 day savings challenge during which participants save $100 in 30 days by following a daily savings chart they receive upon registering for the event. Participants also receive weekly emailed savings messages and updates on America Saves events happening online.
Begins: Monday, February 20
Ends: April 30, 2019
Host: America Saves
Savers who create a savings plan and share their goal or savings story on social media have a chance to win up to $750!
America Saves Week with Fund My Future
Begins: Monday, February 25
Host: Fund My Future
Each day during the week (Monday through Friday), we’ll be giving away a $100 Visa gift card to someone who makes a deposit in their child’s savings account. It’s simple to enter: just make a deposit into a child’s savings account at any financial institution during the week and post a photo of the savers (adult and/or child) with a dollar bill and #fundmyfuturepgh to Facebook. One photo submission is eligible for the full week!
#StartSmallThinkBig Story Submission Contest
Date: Monday, February 25
Time: 8:00 am Pacific
Host: Golden 1 Credit Union
Members will be asked to share a story about how they saved for a significant milestone. Respondents will be randomly selected to have $50 deposited directly into their Golden 1 Credit Union savings account.
Tuesday's Toolkit(s) + Resources:
- Split Deposit Toolkit from NACHA – resources to help you promote using Split Deposit to encourage people to Save the Easy Way-Automatically
- Videos – If most of your life is automated, why not your savings? These videos were produced by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Communications Department
- Written by Tammy G. Bruzon
- Category: Blog
- Published: 26 February 2019