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America Saves Week 2012 Reporting Survey

Written by Super User · 05 March 2012

March 5, 2012
By Katie Bryan, America Saves communications manager

 

America Saves Week 2012 Reporting Survey

 

Thank you for being part of America Saves Week 2012! Whether your organization's participation was large or small, please let us know what you did. From hosting a Week-long savings fair to simply posting the dates, it doesn't matter when it comes to filling out the survey!

The survey is streamlined from last year and gives you an organized way to share about the work you've done during the Week. Your organization's information will be combined with others to tell the America Saves Week story.

Three lucky winners will receive a $25 gift card (to Starbucks or Staples), chosen at random from those who complete this survey!

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The survey usually takes less than 10 minutes to complete. Before you begin, if you have questions about how to estimate the size of the audiences you reached, consult the Audience Estimating Tip Sheet.

Please forward this e-mail to your partner organizations who participated in America Saves Week. For information and support please contact Nancy Register at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sincerely, 
The America Saves Team
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Tales From a First Year Saver or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Bank Account. Part II

Written by Super User · 29 February 2012

February 29, 2012
By: Sean Naron, Consumer Federation of America advocacy associate

Youth

As a first year saver I quickly learned to rely on a few tricks to stretch my paycheck here and there so I was able to build towards my goals without sacrificing all forms of fun.  Last week, I discussed the difficulties of dealing with the disappearing paycheck and how to make sure start saving. That’s the easy part. It is much harder to consistently build your savings without dipping into it. So here are some more lessons I’ve learned and tricks that I use to get the most out of what I’ve got:

Lesson 3:  Goals are important and necessary. Start small, and visualize.

  • It’s so hard to take a good portion of your money and put it away for something abstract. Without a clear goal in mind, or one really far off, you will be much more likely to dip into your savings and rationalize that you’ll pay that amount back before you really need it. First of all, that makes it very hard to reach that goal. Secondly, let’s be honest, you probably won’t pay it back, at least any time soon.

 

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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Katie Bryan | November 23, 2013

    Tip to #Save: Pay off Credit Cards as Soon as Possible. http://ow.ly/FJyDM via @Bankrate

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Challenging Herself to Save

Written by Sara Cooper | April 15, 2014

It all started when Marchale Burton overheard Alabama cooperative extension colleague Isaac Chappelle, coordinator of Alabama Saves, explaining how saving just a little bit – even change – is all it takes to become a saver. “I thought about that,” Burton said, “and wanted to see if it would work.” So, she challenged herself to see how much change she could save.

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Developing a Savings "Game Plan"

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

Eunice Diaz, a teacher in Colorado Springs, had been noticing a pattern. Despite the fact that she and her husband were “making good money,” they were spending their entire earnings and “were still struggling at the end of the month.”

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Inspired to Build Savings By Starting Small

Written by Great Lakes Michigan Saves | April 19, 2016

With little-to-no money in the bank and living on a limited income with her adult daughter, Sharon wasn’t sure if building up savings for her future was even possible. “At my age, to put debts behind me would be a relief,” she said, but she wasn’t quite sure how to even get started with a savings plan. That all changed when Sharon attended the Great Lakes Michigan Saves Pay Yourself First Saver’s Summit during America Saves Week.

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