Saving As A Family Partner Resource Packet

As the pandemic continues to impact our economy and daily lives, the need to save is more important than ever. As adults, and specifically working parents, are experiencing unprecedented stressors, we want to encourage and remind you that saving is a family affair. It will take everyone working together, including your children, to do what’s necessary to stay on a healthy financial path.

America Saves has created a new Partner Resource Packet focused on the theme of “Saving As A Family,” which includes social media posts, new blogs, a new budgeting tool, and other resources to share with your community. 

Social Media Posts:

Use the following social media posts to share with your community!


We start kids young with almost everything— sports, school, so why not saving? Here are 5 Ways To Teach Kids How To Save At Home via @AmericaSaves


#SaveAsAFamily: Get creative by having low-cost family fun activities such as game nights, card games, (indoor or outdoor) movie nights, backyard campouts, and more. Get more ideas here: via @AmericaSaves


When was the last time you performed a budget review? There’s no time like the present! Check out this Spending and Saving Plan tool from @AmericaSaves.


Saving as a family starts with setting a goal and making a plan to reach it. Let @AmericaSaves help you create a plan to reach your family’s savings goal! Take the pledge today:

Social Media Conversation Starters:

Use these conversation starters to create dialogue and drive conversations with your community!

When is an appropriate time to start teaching your kids good saving habits? Do your kids know the value of saving money?

Is teaching your kids how to save difficult? Do you wish you had more examples of how to save as a family?

Have you created a budget to help your family save? Do you know how to properly create a budget?

Have you taken the America Saves Pledge? How has the America Saves Pledge helped you reach your savings goal?


Spending and Saving Plan tool

New Blog Posts:

Creating a budget for your family

5 Ways To Teach Kids How To Save At Home


Save as a Family || America Saves Week

Upcoming Events:

Financial Wellness in the Workplace: Help Your Employees Save Automatically in Just Five Easy Steps - Thursday, July 23, 2:00 pm Eastern Time, America Saves Facebook Page

#ThinkLikeASaver: Simple Strategies To Help You Save -  Save The Date | October 22

#ThinkLikeASaver: How Do I Pay Off Debt? - Save The Date | November 5

#ThinkLikeASaver: Saving For Major Life Milestones - Save The Date | November 19

From the Archives:

Saving is a Family Affair

Four Easy Ways to Make Saving a Family Affair

Saving as a Family

Six Fun Ways to Save as a Family

7 Free Family Fun Ideas to Try While Sheltering in Place

Tip of the Day

  • Written by Katie Bryan | November 25, 2013

    Tip to #save when shopping: You can #save more than 10% by comparing prices at different stores.

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Story of an Urban Professional

Written by Lindsay Ferguson | June 26, 2019

Elaine was inspired to create a new savings goal and plan with the America Saves Pledge after reading the “The Color of Money” column in The Washington Post by Michelle Singletary.


Challenging Herself to Save

Written by Sara Cooper | April 15, 2014

It all started when Marchale Burton overheard Alabama cooperative extension colleague Isaac Chappelle, coordinator of Alabama Saves, explaining how saving just a little bit – even change – is all it takes to become a saver. “I thought about that,” Burton said, “and wanted to see if it would work.” So, she challenged herself to see how much change she could save.


A Think Like A Saver Attitude

Written by Benjamin Moss | November 26, 2019

Melissa has always been thrifty with a #ThinkLikeASaver attitude. This served her family well when her husband lost his job in 2014. Using their savings, Melissa’s family stayed afloat while her husband found a new job. During his job search they used a majority of their savings, but that is OKAY. Savings are fluid! They’re supposed to be used in the case of emergency, and this qualified as such.