Participate in America Saves Week

How Can Individuals Participate?
 

Take the America Saves Pledge

  • Set a goal and make a plan to save. Join over 390,000 people who have pledged to save and take the America Saves Pledge today. Already taken the pledge?  America Saves encourages you to recommit to your savings goal and re-pledge today. Military? Take the Military Saves Pledge

Assess Your Savings Progress

  • Find out if you are saving in all the right places. 

Saver Checklist

  • Check off your savings accomplishments to see how you're doing.

#ImSavingFor Photo Contest

  • Take part in the 2017 #ImSavingFor contest. Share a selfie or video that shows what you’re saving for on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Then check AmericaSavesWeek.org in early 2017 to learn more about contest entry details and prizes. Savings never looked so good.

Events and Activities

 

Tweet Chats

#ASWchat with America Saves
Date: Monday, February 27, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm Pacific, 3:00 pm Eastern
Hosted by: @AmericaSaves

#CreditChat with Experian
Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm Pacific, 3:00 pm Eastern
Hosted by: @Experian_US with guest @AmericaSaves

#WBChat with Wise Bread
Date: Thursday, March 2, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm Pacific, 3:00 pm Eastern
Hosted by: @Wisebread with sponsored guest @AmericaSaves

 

Facebook Events

Check back again soon for more events and details!

 

Webinars

Cover Your Assets Webinar on Friday, March 3, at 12:00 PM CST
In 2013, fires cost Americans roughly $11.5 billion. Do you know the types of insurance that protects you and your assets from financial loss? Attend this webinar on Friday, March 3 from noon to 1:00 p.m. to learn how to Cover Your Assets! 

Cover Your Assets is part of the Grow Your Green Stuff webinar series from University of Illinois Extension, University of Illinois USFSCO Student Money Management Center, and Southern Illinois University, CarbondaleThis is a Protect Badge eligible program.

  • You can join for FREE from any computer with internet access. You’ll need working speakers or headphones to listen in.
  • Register at go.uillinois.edu/getsavvywebinars 

 

Check back again soon for more events and details!

Tip of the Day

  • Do you need to file a tax return in 2017? This #BetterMoneyHabits video can help you find out: http://bit.ly/2hU8smo

Saver Stories View all »

Coping with a Lost Job

Aimee Shaffer worked as a Public Service News Director for radio for years until one day her employer downsized the company, resulting in hundreds of lost jobs, including Aimee’s.

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Getting Out of Debt

In 2004, Tonya Shelton was facing financial ruin. Barely making more than minimum wage and having lost her home to an unexpected family crisis, Shelton and her family were forced to live in a rundown hotel.

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Challenging Herself to Save

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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