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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/

12 ways to save energy and money

Energy takes a huge bite out of household budgets, with the typical family spending about $2200 each year on utility bills. But today is the nation's first Energy Efficiency Day, the perfect opportunity to assess your energy use and start saving.

https://americasaves.org/resource-center/insights/12-ways-to-save-energy-and-money/

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/

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/

8 Ways to Save for Your Child’s Education

One of the most important goals for parents is to find a way to help pay for their child’s education. Though most parents cannot afford to pay the entire bill, on average parents will pay about one-third of the college costs. Given there may be more than one child, this task is further complicated.

https://americasaves.org/resource-center/insights/8-ways-to-save-for-your-child-s-education/

A Think Like A Saver Attitude

Melissa has always been thrifty with a #ThinkLikeASaver attitude. This served her family well when her husband lost his job in 2014. Using their savings, Melissa’s family stayed afloat while her husband found a new job.

https://americasaves.org/resource-center/saver-tips-and-stories/a-think-like-a-saver-attitude/

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/

12 ways to save energy and money

Energy takes a huge bite out of household budgets, with the typical family spending about $2200 each year on utility bills. But today is the nation's first Energy Efficiency Day, the perfect opportunity to assess your energy use and start saving.

https://americasaves.org/resource-center/insights/12-ways-to-save-energy-and-money/

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/

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/

8 Ways to Save for Your Child’s Education

One of the most important goals for parents is to find a way to help pay for their child’s education. Though most parents cannot afford to pay the entire bill, on average parents will pay about one-third of the college costs. Given there may be more than one child, this task is further complicated.

https://americasaves.org/resource-center/insights/8-ways-to-save-for-your-child-s-education/

A Think Like A Saver Attitude

Melissa has always been thrifty with a #ThinkLikeASaver attitude. This served her family well when her husband lost his job in 2014. Using their savings, Melissa’s family stayed afloat while her husband found a new job.

https://americasaves.org/resource-center/saver-tips-and-stories/a-think-like-a-saver-attitude/

ABLE Accounts – A Protected Savings Option for Persons with Disabilities

Persons with disabilities who receive needs-based benefits such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicaid or food stamps (SNAP) are limited to saving up to $2,000 so they can remain eligible for public benefits. ABLE accounts provide an opportunity for individuals to save over the $2,000 resource limit while keeping needed benefits.

https://americasaves.org/resource-center/insights/able-accounts-a-protected-savings-option-for-persons-with-disabilities/

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/

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/

Saving is a Family Affair

Whatever your family unit looks like, everyone must work together if you want to make saving a priority. In most circumstances, we build our financial foundation from experiences that we go through as children and youth. In a financially stable household, everyone has a role to play.

https://americasaves.org/resource-center/partner-resource-packets/saving-is-a-family-affair/

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/