SAVE FOR YOUR DREAMS!
Join the over 500,000 people who have taken advantage of the America Saves pledge to help them achieve their savings goals! The first steps towards building your emergency fund, paying down debt or planning for retirement are:
- Choose your campus and role below by clicking the appropriate button
- Complete the form with your information
- Start saving and tell a friend!
Financial Planning for Young Adults
Coursera Mooc: Financial Planning for Young Adults
Sign up for Financial Planning for Young Adults, a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) offered by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. and the University of Illinois on Coursera, to get a jump start on turning the goal you set into a reality. This free, online financial planning course is now open for registration. The course provides an introduction to basic financial planning concepts. It is open to the general public through Coursera, an education platform that partners with universities and organizations worldwide to offer courses free of charge.
For more information about the course and to register, visit: https://www.coursera.org/learn/financial-planning
Cultivating Currency is a financial website for undergraduate and graduate students within Illinois.
For more information visit: http://publish.illinois.edu/cultivatingcurrency/
Earn a Digital Badge
The University launched the Financial Literacy Badges Program, from which 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.
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The age-old saying,” When it rains it pours” is especially true when an unexpected emergency pops up- as if you had nothing better to do than fork out $500 on new tires, or visiting the doctor. Recently the Federal Reserve noted that almost half of Americans do not have $400 available in an emergency fund.Read More...
During America Saves Week 2019, America Saves and the Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education® (AFCPE)® collaborated and launched the Connect to an AFC® pilot. The pilot connected over 50 individuals to Accredited Financial Counselor® (AFC®) professionals across the country.Read more...
By Janet Alvarez, Wisebread.com
Meeting financial goals as a family can be challenging. But inspiring your family to help and contribute to a financial goal doesn’t have to be a painful process, especially when the result is an exciting vacation, a car, or college savings. In the spirit of America Saves Week, I’ll share some ideas on how to save as a family for all those items and bucket-list experiences.Read more...