#ASW19 Savings Theme: Save the easy way...automatically

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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! 

Webinars

Home Buyer Education

Date: Tuesday, February 26
Time: 10:00 am Eastern
Host: Michigan State University Extension
Register: https://www.canr.msu.edu/events/homeownership-online-mshda-1
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
Link: https://militaryfamilieslearningnetwork.org/2016/06/21/30-days-of-saving
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.

#ImSavingForSweepstakes

Begins: Monday, February 20
Ends: April 30, 2019
Host: America Saves
Link: https://americasavesweek.org/imsavingforsweepstakes/
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
Link: https://www.fundmyfuturepgh.org
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
Link: https://www.facebook.com/golden1cu
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

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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Katie Bryan | December 22, 2013

    Helping yourself & your family #save successfully for the future should be at the top of your resolution list

Saver Tips and Stories View all »

Put 20 Percent Away

Written by Lindsay Ferguson | July 8, 2019

“I am a single mother, and I make ends meet for me and my daughter, but I wanted to put money away for my daughter for a college fund. So I started saving 20 percent of my paycheck every month to put it away in a savings account with a high Annual Percentage Yield (APY). By the time my daughter is 18, I will have saved nearly $90,000.”

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The Gift of Homeownership

Written by Tammy G. Bruzon | August 5, 2015

Quaneka Willis, a single mother of three children, was receiving rental assistance through the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee when she decided to take control of her finances. So, in September of 2013 she attended the Make Your Money Talk program and pledged as a Wisconsin Saver. In less than 12 months, she had maximized her savings and was beginning the process of purchasing her first home.

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Story of an Urban Professional

Written by Lindsay Ferguson | June 26, 2019

Elaine was inspired to create a new savings goal and plan with the America Saves Pledge after reading the “The Color of Money” column in The Washington Post by Michelle Singletary.

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