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#NationalSelfieDay

We all know it’s important to save money, it’s actually finding the money to save that’s the tricky part. But having a savings plan makes it twice as likely you’ll save successfully for things like emergencies and retirement.

So take the first step in your savings journey on #NationalSelfieDay. Identify your savings goal, or inspire others to save by sharing your savings story. 

Submit a photo showcasing your savings goal, or a video answering at least one of these questions:

  • What are you saving for?
  • What is your savings story and how can it help other people?
  • What is your favorite savings tip or trick.

Use the form below to make your submission, and you’ll be entered for a chance to win $100. Then check the confirmation and follow the bonus entry link to double your chances of winning by taking the America Saves pledge.

The contest ends on Friday, June 23. See the official rules here

Print out a #NationalSelfieDay template here


 

Tip of the Day

  • Get some much needed relief. Apply your #taxrefund to your outstanding #debt >> http://bit.ly/2hTDPg2 @AmericaSaves

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