Partner Spotlight

Summit Follow Up

Written by · 19 November 2019

Only the beginning...

The America Saves Summit: Attacking the Savings Crisis took place on Wednesday, November 6th with engaged leaders representing a diverse group of industries, organizations and government agencies. We discussed the unique challenges their communities face in saving and offering thoughtful solutions to eliminating barriers while motivating Americans to save in the most effective manner – automatically.

We want to thank our speakers and panelists for investing their time and contributing their thoughts, experiences, and expertise. It was easy to see the value in such a meeting of minds and open discussion, and we're excited to see the impact of our collective solutions for everyday Americans.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Make it Automatic

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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Saving With My Boys

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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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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