Kansas Saves

Across Kansas, people just like you are proving you can start small, and think big. Kansas Savers are setting financial goals, tracking their spending and taking control of their financial future. Our staff and trained volunteers can show you how to develop a savings strategy and take one step at a time. So don’t wait any longer…

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Saving Automatically

Saving automatically is at the heart America Saves Week’s mission. It’s proven to be that 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. It is also how millions of Americans save at their bank or credit union.

How to Save Automatically

The best automatic saving is when you make a decision to do so, then it just happens:

  • Every month, have your bank or credit union transfer a fixed amount (like $25) from your checking account to a savings or investment account. Talk to your local bank or credit union to set this up.
  • Every pay period, have your employer deduct a certain amount from your paycheck and transfer it to a savings account. Ask your HR representative for more details.
  • Set up automatic payments towards your debt by providing your checking account information to your loan provider to ensure that the payments are on time and in full. Enrolling in automatic payments may even qualify you for a small interest rate deduction with some types of loans and providers, such as some student loans.
  • If your employer offers a retirement account, sign up and put in at least the minimum contribution to receive any matches they may offer. Ask your HR representative for more details.

Not sure how much to save each month? Take the Kansas Saves Pledge.  The pledge will help you create a monthly savings plan and will help you stay committed to your plan all year long!

Financial Education Opportunities

If you are in the Kansas City area, check out Money Smart KC's website for information and tips on a broad range of financial topics for both individuals and providers. 

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Kansas Saves Partners

Financial Questions?

A personal finance expert from a Cooperative Extension land-grant university can provide you with information and resources. Visit their eXtension website today.

Contact your local K-State Research and Extension agent

To inquire about educational opportunities near you. K-State Research and Extension is an America Saves Campaign partner and supports Kansas Saves resources.

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Other Kansas Saves Partners:

Twitter: @UnitedWayTopeka Facebook: United Way of Greater Topeka


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