Partner Spotlight

The 2020 Designation of Savings Excellence Winners

Written by Benjamin Moss · 22 June 2020

This award is made annually to those financial institutions that go above and beyond to actively encourage members to save, increase savings, save automatically, and build wealth. Financial institutions play a most pivotal role in motivating and providing a safe and appropriate opportunity to save. Your actions during America Saves Week and beyond provide a positive example of what financial institutions can do to support their customers in building emergency savings and a measure of financial stability.

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.

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 2020

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 2020. 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 create a powerful coalition of participating organizations, offered feedback on the digital toolkit for the 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.

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Story of an Urban Professional

Elaine was inspired to create a new savings goal and plan with the America Saves Pledge after reading the “The Color of Money” column in The Washington Post by Michelle Singletary.

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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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