Tips, advice, and the latest news from the savings world.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.