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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Post 2

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 | January 12, 2014

    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. http://ow.ly/sj972

Saver Tips and Stories View all »

Learning to Save

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

Kisha Barns’s financial situation was undisciplined, unrestricted, and impulsive before she came into contact with her local America Saves campaign, Charlotte Saves.

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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.

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Another Dream Realized

Written by Tammy G. Bruzon | November 7, 2014

Mary Brown was already a disciplined individual when she came to Wisconsin Saves coordinator Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) in last summer. She had successfully completed her bachelor’s degree with the assistance of her husband and son, and was now ready to tackle her next big dream – homeownership.

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