Use Social Media to Save More Effectively

By Katie Bryan, America Saves communications manager

June 18, 2012

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Many of us connect with others through social media on a daily basis. 50% of those living in the United States have used Facebook and 8% of Americas use Twitter every day.  Now, a growing number of people are using Pinterest to share with their friends. Pinterest lets you organize and share pictures you find on the web. People use pinboards to create collections of pictures. Not only can you create your own pinboard but you can browse pinboards created by other people.

In this growing environment where we share so much information with our friends via social media, how can we use social media to help motivate us better save for our goals?

Set Your Goal

The first step is to set  a goal and make a plan for what you would like to save for.  Once you have that we often tell people to print out a picture of their goal and hang it in a place you can see it. Now with social media, you can make your goal the profile or timeline picture on your Facebook page or better yet, create a pinboard on Pinterest called “Saving Inspirations.” On this board you can post pictures of the items you are saving for to help keep you motivated.

Share Your Goals

Many times we save more effectively when we share our savings goals with our friends. Social media makes sharing these goals easier than ever. Post a picture of your savings goal on Facebook, send a tweet, or create pinboards to share your goals with others.

What Are You Waiting For? Share Your Goal Today!

We want to make it easier for you to share your savings goal with others to help motivate you to save. Use the Facebook share button at the top of this page to share your savings goal or use the pin buttons below the pictures below to start or add to an inspirational savings pinboard.

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