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 Katie Bryan | November 18, 2013

    Save for #presents rather than relying on #credit http://ow.ly/pV4nN

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Saving Early: Key to Successful Future

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

For Johnnie Lovett, a Young Illinois Saver, saving has been a habit since he was a teenager. “As a teenager, I was responsible for buying certain things with my allowance,”

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The Gift of Homeownership

Written by Tammy G. Bruzon | August 5, 2015

Quaneka Willis, a single mother of three children, was receiving rental assistance through the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee when she decided to take control of her finances. So, in September of 2013 she attended the Make Your Money Talk program and pledged as a Wisconsin Saver. In less than 12 months, she had maximized her savings and was beginning the process of purchasing her first home.

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Transforming “I Can’t Save” to “I Will Save”

Written by Guest Blogger | January 13, 2016

You will not believe what it took to completely change my life. About three years ago, the HR Administrator of the corporation where I worked (as a temp with no benefits) forwarded an email to me. Fifteen seconds. One small act of kindness. That's it - that's all it took!

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