Saving for Special Events or Purchases

It’s no secret that the Holiday Season can wreak havoc on our wallets and our savings goals! This month, we are providing tips that allow our communities to stay on track and make it through the season with their goals intact.


Social Media Posts:

Post 1

We’re sharing a few of our favorite budget-friendly gifts, but saving is just the first step. #ThinkLikeASaver and decide what to do with all your extra cash.
Via @AmericaSaves

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Santa's not the only one who benefits from making a list and checking it twice! @AmericaSaves shares 8 holiday savings tips here >> http://bit.ly/2iyjT1q

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Post 3

The holidays are underway – which means there are opportunities for your identity and your financial information to be compromised.

Read how to protect yourself against holiday scams from @AmericaSaves: http://bit.ly/2Qiq5Ms


Social Media Conversation Starters:

Direct Engagement Posts, Questions, and Topics for you to ask your audience to drive conversations around our monthly theme. Be sure to tag America Saves in the comments so that we can contribute to the conversation.

  • What are your favorite inexpensive gifts to share during the Holiday season?
  • What’s the best FREE gift you’ve received?

Blog Posts

How To Save During the Holidays

5 Holiday Mistakes That Could Cost You

Build Your New Year’s Resolution the SMART Way

54 Ways to Save


Helpful Resources

Free Holiday Budget Download


Events

Sign up for America Saves Week!

Visit www.americasavesweek.org

Tip of the Day

  • Written by Administrator2 | March 19, 2014

    Having emergency savings may be the most important way to stay afloat financially http://ow.ly/r6i1n

Saver Tips and Stories View all »

Put 20 Percent Away

Written by Lindsay Ferguson | July 8, 2019

“I am a single mother, and I make ends meet for me and my daughter, but I wanted to put money away for my daughter for a college fund. So I started saving 20 percent of my paycheck every month to put it away in a savings account with a high Annual Percentage Yield (APY). By the time my daughter is 18, I will have saved nearly $90,000.”

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Saving With My Boys

Written by | September 2, 2019

When Kelly was a kid, she loved the picture book A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams. In the story, a little girl lives in an apartment with her mother and grandmother. The little girl’s mother is a waitress and sole provider for their family. Together the family saves money by putting their change in a giant jar every day. They are saving for a big cushy chair for the little girl’s hard-working mother. Together with patience and diligence, they buy the mother a very comfy chair.

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Inspired to Build Savings By Starting Small

Written by Great Lakes Michigan Saves | April 19, 2016

With little-to-no money in the bank and living on a limited income with her adult daughter, Sharon wasn’t sure if building up savings for her future was even possible. “At my age, to put debts behind me would be a relief,” she said, but she wasn’t quite sure how to even get started with a savings plan. That all changed when Sharon attended the Great Lakes Michigan Saves Pay Yourself First Saver’s Summit during America Saves Week.

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