Partner Spotlight

America Saves and AFCPE® Connect to an AFC Pilot

America Saves Week Partnerships AFCPE AFC America Saves Pledge
Written by America Saves · 26 June 2019

During America Saves Week 2019, America Saves and the Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education® (AFCPE)® collaborated and launched the Connect to an AFC® pilot. The pilot connected over 50 individuals to Accredited Financial Counselor® (AFC®) professionals across the country.

Private and Public Sector Leaders Collaborate On America and Military Saves Week 2019

Written by Lindsay Ferguson · 23 May 2019

More than two dozen organizations (listed below) with a shared interest in helping Americans save money worked together to design and implement America Saves Week 2019 and Military Saves Week 2019.  This group of experts developed an overall strategy for the Week designed to encourage more organizations to provide opportunities for individuals to take positive financial action. The committee used their creative energies to produce individualized tool kits for each of the six daily savings themes promoted during the Week and pitched stories about saving to media outlets around the country.

Los Angeles Saves Partner Spotlight

Written by Los Angeles Saves · 17 June 2019

Written by Los Angeles Saves Campaign Coordinator

Los Angeles Saves launched its fifth campaign year in 2019. The campaign was initiated in 2015 by the FDIC Los Angeles Alliance for Economic Inclusion (AEI), which is composed of financial institutions, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies that recognized the importance of saving in its economic inclusion endeavors. Los Angeles Saves was the first campaign to launch in both English and Spanish with a primary purpose of reaching low- and moderate-income communities.

Connecticut Saves Partner Spotlight

Written by Connecticut Saves · 30 January 2019

Written by Faye Griffiths-Smith, UConn Extension|Connecticut Saves

Connecticut Saves provides educational programs that benefit savers on a variety of topics, including financial literacy for young people and adults. Through America Saves, Connecticut Saves is able to further enhance its commitment to promoting the importance of saving.

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Inspired to Build Savings By Starting Small

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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The Gift of Homeownership

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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Developing a Savings "Game Plan"

Eunice Diaz, a teacher in Colorado Springs, had been noticing a pattern. Despite the fact that she and her husband were “making good money,” they were spending their entire earnings and “were still struggling at the end of the month.”

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