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:

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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 Katie Bryan | November 26, 2013

    Let this be the year that you put an end to bringing in the New Year with financial guilt and stress.  http://ow.ly/rcJIn 

Saver Tips and Stories View all »

From Overwhelmed to In Control

Written by | September 12, 2019

In 2017 Debi felt overwhelmed. Her credit cards were maxed, and she wasn't exactly sure how to handle it. When asked how her credit issues started, her answer sounded like many Savers that we've spoken to: making too many impulse purchases. “I was driven by feelings like ‘That sounds good,’ or ‘I am too tired to cook.’” Then she attended a university extension program that introduced her to America Saves. That’s where she heard the tip that set her on her savings journey - stop accumulating debt.

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Make it Automatic

Written by Lindsay Ferguson | July 2, 2019

Holding ourselves accountable can be tough. Maria knew that if she didn’t “set it and forget it” she would have a hard time making sure her regular savings deposits were happening. In April, she took the America Saves Pledge and created a savings plan to increase her emergency fund.

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Starting Over

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

Until last summer, Michael Lindman spent money freely. “I was a union truck driver for 35 years and had a good income,” said Lindman. “I owned my own home, saved a little, and tried to live within my own budget. You always think there’s going to be that much coming in, but things can change in a split second.”

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