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We Want to Hear from You: Final Day to Take the Survey

Written by Super User · 30 April 2012

April 30, 2012

By Katie Bryan, America Save communications manager

Today is the last day you can take the America Saves survey or the America Saves Week reporting survey.

For Individuals

Thank you so much for being part of the America Saves community. We want to continue to help you reach your savings goals. Please take a few minutes, right now, to complete our survey. Your participation will help us provide you with the advice and materials you, our growing community of America Saves members, want and need. All responses are confidential and the survey should take less than 5 minutes to complete.

Take the Individual Saver Survey Now

For Organizations

The America Saves Week 2012 reporting survey closes TODAY and we want to hear from you. 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!

Take the ASW 2012 Organization Survey Now

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

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.

True Story: Save Automatically. Win Rewards!

Written by Super User · 25 April 2012

April 25, 2012

By Jean Park, SaveUp director of marketing

Back in January, America Saves teamed up with SaveUp, an innovative free rewards program where American Savers can get rewarded for saving money and paying down debt.Together, we hosted a $1000 Savings Prize to motivate Americans keep their New Year’s resolution to save more money. This prize was awarded to Laura Nyberg of Amalga, Utah. Laura works at a government agency that helps low-income families improve their financial asset building by setting goals, creating budgets, and building savings---which is how she came to learn about America Saves.

Although Laura was already pretty money-savvy when it came to her personal finances, America Saves has also helped her plan for the future of her own family, particularly in terms of retirement for Laura and her husband, and their children’s education. This year’s theme for America Saves Week, “Set a goal. Make a plan. Save automatically” especially helped motivate her to save:

 

I had all these intentions to start savings accounts for my kids, but we always had new expenses--something’s always breaking down. I was reading through a lot of the America Saves newsletters and they really encouraged me. Now, as soon as I get paid, money automatically goes into a savings account for my kids and an account for me.

-Laura

 

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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Katie Bryan | November 29, 2013

    Transferring money from checking to savings is the fastest way to #save $500 to $1,000 http://ow.ly/PZR8h 

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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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Meet Esmeralda: 2019 SaveYourRefund Grand Prize Winner

Written by Lindsay Ferguson | June 4, 2019

“I have a goal, and I am going to achieve that goal.” 2019 SaveYourRefund Grand Prize Winner Esmeralda says that savings has always been about achieving self-sufficiency amidst tremendous adversity. “It’s hard to pay myself first,” says Esmeralda, particularly when you have to anticipate emergency expenses like a broken down car.

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#ImSavingFor Winner Story

Written by Lindsay Ferguson | June 13, 2019

America Saves awarded one lucky saver, Pedram R. from California, $750 for sharing his #ImSavingFor story. Pedram said, “Saving is important to me because it proves I am not willing to buy unnecessary things to please others or to be perceived as successful.”

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