University of Illinois Saves




UISAVES Description

Students and employees at the University of Illinois, can make their dreams a reality just by setting a savings goal. We know from research that people who write down their goals are more likely to achieve them. Here's how to take your first step towards turning your dreams into reality:

  1. Choose your campus and role above by clicking the appropriate button
  2. Complete the form with your information
  3. Start saving and tell a friend!

Savers will receive additional support & resources from E-Newsletters.  

#UISaves Organizers



Prizes for the UISAVES 2016 competition were made possible through contributions from the following sponsors:  

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsors



 2015 Competition Results


Earn a Digital Badge

The University recently launched the Financial Literacy Badges Program, where you can earn recognition for establishing positive financial behaviors.  Setting a savings goal is one step towards the Savings Badge. Learn more about how to earn this badge and others by visiting the website.

Employee Departments and Units

For inner-office savings resources, please check out our list of ideas located on the SMMC website.

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Read the Newsletter

Volume 15, Issue 4 of the American Saver, official newsletter of the America Saves campaign, has been published.

Read the Newsletter

Partner Resource Packet

Want to share savings messages?

Our Partner Resources Packets include a guest post, social media content, and more.

Current Theme: Financial Wellness for People with Disabilities and Their Families


Tip of the Day

  • Keep track of your spending. At least once a month, use credit card, checking, and other records to review what you've purchased. Then, ask yourself if it makes sense to reallocate some of this spending to an emergency savings account.

Share Your Tip or Story

And if we feature you in our newsletter, you get $25.


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.


Starting Over

Until last summer, Michael Lindman spent money freely. “I was a union truck driver for 35 years and had a good income,” said Lindman. “I owned my own home, saved a little, and tried to live within my own budget. You always think there’s going to be that much coming in, but things can change in a split second.”


Taking Steps Toward Financial Fitness

Nicky Vasquez learned about Virginia Saves when she attended her first class with Bank On Virginia Beach. The instructor shared how important it was to have a written savings goal, and the entire class joined Virginia Saves as the first step toward financial fitness.