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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/

6 Steps To Establishing A Spending & Savings Plan

Using the Spending and Saving Tool from America Saves is a great way to get a clear picture of your household’s finances. Simple, yet highly effective and enlightening are some of the comments we’ve heard from savers who have already used this tool.

https://americasaves.org/resource-center/insights/6-steps-to-establishing-a-spending-savings-plan/

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/

6 Steps To Establishing A Spending & Savings Plan

Using the Spending and Saving Tool from America Saves is a great way to get a clear picture of your household’s finances. Simple, yet highly effective and enlightening are some of the comments we’ve heard from savers who have already used this tool.

https://americasaves.org/resource-center/insights/6-steps-to-establishing-a-spending-savings-plan/

6 Steps To Jumpstart Your Retirement Journey!

Retirement is one of those endeavors that fall into the “someday” category. When living your day-to-day life as a person in their 20s, 30s, and even your 40s and those everyday expenses pop up, it’s more difficult to save for something that is seemingly so far away.

https://americasaves.org/resource-center/insights/6-steps-to-jumpstart-your-retirement-journey/

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/

For organizations

America Saves Tax Time Toolkit 2022

This time of year, supporting our Savers on their financial wellness journey means ensuring they have the guidance and support necessary during tax season.

https://americasaves.org/resource-center/partner-resource-packets/america-saves-tax-time-toolkit-2022/

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/

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/

National Homeownership Month Resource Packet

June is National Homeownership Month! Homeownership is considered a huge part of the “American Dream,” and a goal many of our Savers are working toward, in spite of the current inflation, rising interest rates, and overall housing market.

https://americasaves.org/resource-center/partner-resource-packets/national-homeownership-month-resource-packet/

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

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 AND EVEN PARTNER ON GROUNDBREAKING SAVINGS RESEARCH INITIATIVE

Launching in 2022, the Initiative Will Boost Thousands of Low-Wage Earning Adults’ Savings Accounts and Study the Impacts of Cash Injections on Saving, Spending, and Mental Health

https://americasaves.org/newsroom/press-releases/america-saves-and-even-partner-on-groundbreaking-savings-research-initiative/