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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/

38 Reasons You Need At Least a $500 Emergency Fund

The age-old saying,” When it rains it pours” is especially true when an unexpected emergency pops up- as if you had nothing better to do than fork out $500 on new tires, or visiting the doctor. Recently the Federal Reserve noted that almost half of Americans do not have $400 cash available in an emergency fund.

https://americasaves.org/resource-center/insights/38-reasons-you-need-at-least-a-500-emergency-fund/

4 Key Mindset Changes To Make When Paying Off Debt

When you decide to prioritize paying off debt, it can feel really great and really overwhelming at the same time. The good news is that you can be well on your way to being debt free with a few key changes.

https://americasaves.org/resource-center/insights/4-key-mindset-changes-to-make-when-paying-off-debt/

4 Steps to Spending Your Stimulus Check Wisely When You Don't Have An Emergency Fund

Most Americans don't have an emergency fund. While we're all experiencing this pandemic very differently — some having only minor inconveniences and others finding themselves without a job or having to close their business — those without a savings cushion are vulnerable to feeling the ramifications of COVID-19 for a very long time.

https://americasaves.org/resource-center/insights/4-steps-to-spending-your-stimulus-check-wisely-when-you-don-t-have-an-emergency-fund/

5 Easy Steps to Tackle Your Debt While Saving

Debt can be a heavy weight on your finances. It can hinder your spending in the short term and cause your savings to fall far behind in the long term. Fortunately, by being specific about your priorities, you can save money and pay down your debt.

https://americasaves.org/resource-center/insights/5-easy-steps-to-tackle-your-debt-while-saving/

5 Holiday Mistakes That Could Cost You

The holidays are just around the corner, which means it’s time to enjoy vacations, catch up with family and friends, and eat great food. While the holidays are about quality time and making memories, it’s easy to get caught up with spending money. Here are five holiday mistakes to avoid this year so you can enjoy the season with your finances intact.

https://americasaves.org/resource-center/insights/5-holiday-mistakes-that-could-cost-you/

5 Ways To Teach Kids How To Save At Home

We start kids young with almost everything— sports, school, so why not saving? We are always looking for new ways to #ThinkLikeASaver in the America Saves community. The earlier that you have a positive mindset around saving, the easier it is to save successfully as an adult.

https://americasaves.org/resource-center/insights/5-ways-to-teach-kids-how-to-save-at-home/

54 Ways to Save Money

You’ve just taken the America Saves Pledge, or perhaps you simply need some inspiration for ways to save your money -- either way, we’re glad you’re here. Buckle up! It’s about to get REAL around here as we share 54 ideas to save some dinero. Let’s dive in by first establishing some general savings ideas to get you #ThinkingLikeASaver.

https://americasaves.org/resource-center/insights/54-ways-to-save-money/

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/

38 Reasons You Need At Least a $500 Emergency Fund

The age-old saying,” When it rains it pours” is especially true when an unexpected emergency pops up- as if you had nothing better to do than fork out $500 on new tires, or visiting the doctor. Recently the Federal Reserve noted that almost half of Americans do not have $400 cash available in an emergency fund.

https://americasaves.org/resource-center/insights/38-reasons-you-need-at-least-a-500-emergency-fund/

4 Key Mindset Changes To Make When Paying Off Debt

When you decide to prioritize paying off debt, it can feel really great and really overwhelming at the same time. The good news is that you can be well on your way to being debt free with a few key changes.

https://americasaves.org/resource-center/insights/4-key-mindset-changes-to-make-when-paying-off-debt/

4 Steps to Spending Your Stimulus Check Wisely When You Don't Have An Emergency Fund

Most Americans don't have an emergency fund. While we're all experiencing this pandemic very differently — some having only minor inconveniences and others finding themselves without a job or having to close their business — those without a savings cushion are vulnerable to feeling the ramifications of COVID-19 for a very long time.

https://americasaves.org/resource-center/insights/4-steps-to-spending-your-stimulus-check-wisely-when-you-don-t-have-an-emergency-fund/

5 Easy Steps to Tackle Your Debt While Saving

Debt can be a heavy weight on your finances. It can hinder your spending in the short term and cause your savings to fall far behind in the long term. Fortunately, by being specific about your priorities, you can save money and pay down your debt.

https://americasaves.org/resource-center/insights/5-easy-steps-to-tackle-your-debt-while-saving/

5 Holiday Mistakes That Could Cost You

The holidays are just around the corner, which means it’s time to enjoy vacations, catch up with family and friends, and eat great food. While the holidays are about quality time and making memories, it’s easy to get caught up with spending money. Here are five holiday mistakes to avoid this year so you can enjoy the season with your finances intact.

https://americasaves.org/resource-center/insights/5-holiday-mistakes-that-could-cost-you/

5 Ways To Teach Kids How To Save At Home

We start kids young with almost everything— sports, school, so why not saving? We are always looking for new ways to #ThinkLikeASaver in the America Saves community. The earlier that you have a positive mindset around saving, the easier it is to save successfully as an adult.

https://americasaves.org/resource-center/insights/5-ways-to-teach-kids-how-to-save-at-home/

54 Ways to Save Money

You’ve just taken the America Saves Pledge, or perhaps you simply need some inspiration for ways to save your money -- either way, we’re glad you’re here. Buckle up! It’s about to get REAL around here as we share 54 ideas to save some dinero. Let’s dive in by first establishing some general savings ideas to get you #ThinkingLikeASaver.

https://americasaves.org/resource-center/insights/54-ways-to-save-money/

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/

Creating a budget for your family

It’s always the right time to create a saving and spending plan (aka a budget). It’s also a good idea to revisit that plan annually or when a major shift occurs in your income or expenses.

https://americasaves.org/resource-center/insights/creating-a-budget-for-your-family/

For organizations

Building an Emergency Fund

We’ve all heard of the best practice of having three to six months of expenses saved for an emergency fund. While that is a great goal for some people, that can be an overwhelming place to start for others. Instead, America Saves encourages our savers to start with an emergency fund of $500.

https://americasaves.org/resource-center/partner-resource-packets/building-an-emergency-fund/

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/

Getting To Know The New America Saves!

Our May 2021 Partner Resource Packet is a bit different than you’re used to! This month we wanted to take a step back and focus on supporting YOU, our Partners, Local Campaigns, and America Saves Week Participating Organizations, as you make a measurable impact on your communities using America Saves resources.

https://americasaves.org/resource-center/partner-resource-packets/getting-to-know-the-new-america-saves/

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/

Saver Story: Set a goal, make a plan!

We've chosen Shannon as our Saver of the Month! Her approach to saving for her family’s dream home is a great example of how #ThinkingLikeASaver can look different for everyone, but has great payoffs and rewards.

https://americasaves.org/resource-center/saver-tips-and-stories/saver-story-set-a-goal-make-a-plan/

Saving As A Family Partner Resource Packet

As the pandemic continues to impact our economy and daily lives, the need to save is more important than ever. As adults, and specifically working parents, are experiencing unprecedented stressors, we want to encourage and remind you that saving is a family affair. It will take everyone working together, including your children, to do what’s necessary to stay on a healthy financial path.

https://americasaves.org/resource-center/partner-resource-packets/saving-as-a-family-partner-resource-packet/

The Time Is Now: Save For The Unexpected

The Coronavirus pandemic has made savings a priority for most Americans, especially those most vulnerable with low to moderate earnings.

https://americasaves.org/resource-center/partner-resource-packets/the-time-is-now-save-for-the-unexpected/

General

America Saves and AFCPE® Connect to an AFC Pilot

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.

https://americasaves.org/for-organizations/our-partners/america-saves-and-afcpe-connect-to-an-afc-pilot/

Connecticut Saves Partner Spotlight

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.

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