New Savings Theme: Money Smart Week

The latest resource packet on tax time saving is now available to help you, your family and your friends better understand the importance of the Money Smart Week mission: to help consumers better manage their personal finances. The packet includes a sample article, social media content for the next five weeks, as well as tools and resources.

 Download the Resource Packet

In the packet you'll find Tweets through the month of May, as well as this sample blog post... 

Combining Financial Action and Education to Help You Reach Your Goals

During America Saves Week, over 1,300 organizations around the country encouraged individuals to take control of their financial futures by taking financial action. America Saves Week may be over but your journey to becoming a successful saver is just beginning. America Saves and Money Smart Week are teaming up to help you achieve your saving goals.

The concept is simple and easy, 

1. Take Action - pledge or re-pledge to save today 
2. Attend an Event- find a Money Smart Week event in your area to learn more about saving to help you 
realize your saving goals 
3. Spread the Word – share your savings efforts with friends and family and with America Saves...
 

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Savers who make a plan are twice as likely to save successfully. 

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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Administrator2 | January 14, 2014

    To minimize interest charges, limit credit card purchases to those you can pay off in full at the end of the month. In the end you'll have more for emergency savings. http://ow.ly/FJyVP

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From Overwhelmed to In Control

Written by | September 12, 2019

In 2017 Debi felt overwhelmed. Her credit cards were maxed, and she wasn't exactly sure how to handle it. When asked how her credit issues started, her answer sounded like many Savers that we've spoken to: making too many impulse purchases. “I was driven by feelings like ‘That sounds good,’ or ‘I am too tired to cook.’” Then she attended a university extension program that introduced her to America Saves. That’s where she heard the tip that set her on her savings journey - stop accumulating debt.

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Starting and Continuing a Personal Finance Journey

Written by Sara Cooper | December 23, 2013

When Kiara Hardin, now a junior at Western Illinois University, became an intern with the Chicago Summer Business Institute during her sophomore year of high school, she began her personal finance journey. The program required participants to open a savings account.

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Taking Steps Toward Financial Fitness

Written by Tammy G. Bruzon | November 7, 2014

Nicky Vasquez learned about Virginia Saves when she attended her first class with Bank On Virginia Beach. The instructor shared how important it was to have a written savings goal, and the entire class joined Virginia Saves as the first step toward financial fitness.

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