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#ImSavingFor Winner Story

America Saves awarded one lucky saver, Pedram R. from California, $750 for sharing his #ImSavingFor story. Pedram said, “Saving is important to me because it proves I am not willing to buy unnecessary things to please others or to be perceived as successful.”

https://americasaves.org/resource-center/saver-tips-and-stories/imsavingfor-winner-story/

AFTER TWENTY YEARS OF SERVICE, AMERICA SAVES’ DIRECTOR GEORGE BARANY ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT; TWO SUCCESSORS NAMED CO-DIRECTORS

America Saves announced today that George Barany, its Director, plans to retire from his position at the end of 2021. The Organization Looks Ahead to Its Next Chapter as Two Women Prepare to Take the Helm as Co-Directors in 2022.

https://americasaves.org/newsroom/press-releases/after-twenty-years-of-service-america-saves-director-george-barany-announces-retirement-two-successors-named-co-directors/

AMERICA SAVES TOWN HALL TO HIGHLIGHT BARRIERS TO HOMEOWNERSHIP & HOW TO OVERCOME THEM

Washington, D.C. — On Thursday, July 22nd at 7 p.m. ET, America Saves is hosting “#ThinkLikeASaver: Buying Your First Home,” the latest in a very popular and well-attended virtual Town Hall series which began as a way to help everyday Americans work toward better financial stability in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

https://americasaves.org/newsroom/press-releases/america-saves-town-hall-to-highlight-barriers-to-homeownership-how-to-overcome-them/

AS WISCONSIN EMPLOYERS INCREASE HIRING, SMALL BUSINESSES ARE JOINING STATEWIDE EFFORT TO HELP WORKERS BUILD EMERGENCY SAVINGS

Seventy-one small to mid-size employers in Wisconsin, representing approximately 7,500 employees, are now actively promoting and encouraging saving automatically through split deposit to their employees.

https://americasaves.org/newsroom/press-releases/as-wisconsin-employers-increase-hiring-small-businesses-are-joining-statewide-effort-to-help-workers-build-emergency-savings/

Budget like Nohemi

Nohemi found out about America Saves a few years ago as an undergraduate at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She remembers attending a University of Illinois Saves event where she decorated a piggy bank and took the Pledge, but college life made her put the thought of saving at the back of her mind.

https://americasaves.org/resource-center/saver-tips-and-stories/budget-like-nohemi/

Connect to a Campaign

There are over 20 America Saves Local Campaigns around the US that you can connect with for one-on-one help! To learn more about savings initiatives and events in your area, select your state to find the campaign nearest you.

https://americasaves.org/connect-to-a-campaign/

Don’t Laugh at Saving Spare Change

Virginia Saves saver, Brittany, decided to start saving again when she became a single mother. She thinks many women, and men, can relate.

https://americasaves.org/resource-center/saver-tips-and-stories/don-t-laugh-at-saving-spare-change/

Financial Capability Month: Ways to Improve Your Financial Capability Now

Spring is here! This is the perfect time to do some spring cleaning in your financial house. April has been declared as National Financial Capability Month. Throughout the month, the Financial Literacy and Education Commission (FLEC) and the Ready Campaign encourage people to take action to improve their financial futures and to be prepared when disaster strikes.

https://americasaves.org/resource-center/partner-resource-packets/financial-capability-month-ways-to-improve-your-financial-capability-now/

For savers

#ImSavingFor Winner Story

America Saves awarded one lucky saver, Pedram R. from California, $750 for sharing his #ImSavingFor story. Pedram said, “Saving is important to me because it proves I am not willing to buy unnecessary things to please others or to be perceived as successful.”

https://americasaves.org/resource-center/saver-tips-and-stories/imsavingfor-winner-story/

Budget like Nohemi

Nohemi found out about America Saves a few years ago as an undergraduate at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She remembers attending a University of Illinois Saves event where she decorated a piggy bank and took the Pledge, but college life made her put the thought of saving at the back of her mind.

https://americasaves.org/resource-center/saver-tips-and-stories/budget-like-nohemi/

Don’t Laugh at Saving Spare Change

Virginia Saves saver, Brittany, decided to start saving again when she became a single mother. She thinks many women, and men, can relate.

https://americasaves.org/resource-center/saver-tips-and-stories/don-t-laugh-at-saving-spare-change/

Getting Out of Debt

In 2004, Tonya Shelton was facing financial ruin. Barely making more than minimum wage and having lost her home to an unexpected family crisis, Shelton and her family were forced to live in a rundown hotel.

https://americasaves.org/resource-center/saver-tips-and-stories/getting-out-of-debt/

For organizations

Financial Capability Month: Ways to Improve Your Financial Capability Now

Spring is here! This is the perfect time to do some spring cleaning in your financial house. April has been declared as National Financial Capability Month. Throughout the month, the Financial Literacy and Education Commission (FLEC) and the Ready Campaign encourage people to take action to improve their financial futures and to be prepared when disaster strikes.

https://americasaves.org/resource-center/partner-resource-packets/financial-capability-month-ways-to-improve-your-financial-capability-now/

National Financial Capability Month

With the continued COVID-19 pandemic growing and everyday Americans feeling the ramifications of our economy slowing down in an effort to slow the spread, we are experiencing firsthand why saving for the unexpected and having a savings plan is crucial.

https://americasaves.org/resource-center/partner-resource-packets/national-financial-capability-month/

General

AFTER TWENTY YEARS OF SERVICE, AMERICA SAVES’ DIRECTOR GEORGE BARANY ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT; TWO SUCCESSORS NAMED CO-DIRECTORS

America Saves announced today that George Barany, its Director, plans to retire from his position at the end of 2021. The Organization Looks Ahead to Its Next Chapter as Two Women Prepare to Take the Helm as Co-Directors in 2022.

https://americasaves.org/newsroom/press-releases/after-twenty-years-of-service-america-saves-director-george-barany-announces-retirement-two-successors-named-co-directors/

AMERICA SAVES TOWN HALL TO HIGHLIGHT BARRIERS TO HOMEOWNERSHIP & HOW TO OVERCOME THEM

Washington, D.C. — On Thursday, July 22nd at 7 p.m. ET, America Saves is hosting “#ThinkLikeASaver: Buying Your First Home,” the latest in a very popular and well-attended virtual Town Hall series which began as a way to help everyday Americans work toward better financial stability in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

https://americasaves.org/newsroom/press-releases/america-saves-town-hall-to-highlight-barriers-to-homeownership-how-to-overcome-them/

AS WISCONSIN EMPLOYERS INCREASE HIRING, SMALL BUSINESSES ARE JOINING STATEWIDE EFFORT TO HELP WORKERS BUILD EMERGENCY SAVINGS

Seventy-one small to mid-size employers in Wisconsin, representing approximately 7,500 employees, are now actively promoting and encouraging saving automatically through split deposit to their employees.

https://americasaves.org/newsroom/press-releases/as-wisconsin-employers-increase-hiring-small-businesses-are-joining-statewide-effort-to-help-workers-build-emergency-savings/

Connect to a Campaign

There are over 20 America Saves Local Campaigns around the US that you can connect with for one-on-one help! To learn more about savings initiatives and events in your area, select your state to find the campaign nearest you.

https://americasaves.org/connect-to-a-campaign/

Los Angeles Saves Partner Spotlight

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.

https://americasaves.org/for-organizations/our-partners/los-angeles-saves-partner-spotlight/

NEW NATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL TO ENGAGE YOUNG PEOPLE IN COMMITTING TO SAVE WITH THEIR FIRST JOB

America Saves Effort is to Ignite A National Conversation Among Young Americans Around Financial Literacy and the Critical Importance of Early Savings Habits 

https://americasaves.org/newsroom/press-releases/new-national-advisory-council-to-engage-young-people-in-committing-to-save-with-their-first-job/

TWELVE FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS CHOSEN TO RECEIVE THE 2021 AMERICA SAVES DESIGNATION OF SAVINGS EXCELLENCE AWARD

Washington, D.C. – America Saves recently announced that 12 financial institutions were chosen as the recipients of the 2021 Designation of Savings Excellence (DOSE) award. The six banks and six credit unions stood out among the 365 financial institutions who participated in America Saves Week, which was held February 22–26, 2021.

https://americasaves.org/newsroom/press-releases/twelve-financial-institutions-chosen-to-receive-the-2021-america-saves-designation-of-savings-excellence-award/