Save Automatically

The easiest and most effective way to save is automatically. This is how millions of employees save through 401(k) and other retirement programs at work. If you’re intimidated, remember what we say at America Saves: “Start Small, Think Big.”

How to Save Automatically

Automatic savings means you have a process in place to save at regular intervals, whether that’s monthly, weekly, or daily. There are two modes to save automatically: digital and analog.

If you want to save automatically, we suggest one of these three strategies:

Intimidated by digital automatic savings? Save automatically- the analog way:

Why Automatic Savings Works

Over time, these automatic deposits add up. For example, $50 a month accumulates to $600 a year and $3,000 after five years, plus interest that has compounded. Soon you will be able to cover many unexpected expenses without putting them on your credit card or taking out a high-cost loan.

I Don’t Have enough Money to Save

If you’re still in the portion of your savings journey where you’re reducing debt (which is saving), then visit our resources to get out of debt.

Once you’ve reduced your debt, everyone has the ability to start to save up. At America Saves, we say “Start Small, Think Big.” You can start with only a small amount, and you can save daily, weekly, or monthly. Over time, your deposits will add up. Even small amounts of savings can help you in the future.