Think Like A Saver Town Halls

The #ThinkLikeASaver Virtual Town Hall Series brings together industry leaders, subject matter experts, and influencers to directly speak to, support, and motivate everyday Americans no matter where they are in their financial journey.

In each town hall Savers will have the opportunity to win a $500 cash prize and take advantage of FREE financial coaching and counseling through Yellow Ribbon Network and AFCPE.

Simple Strategies To Help You Save


In this town hall, we’ll focus on starting (or restarting) your savings journey. During this live event, we’ll share simple, easy-to-implement solutions for effective saving, motivate you to set a savings goal, connect you with direct assistance from a Financial Professional, and give you the tools and resources to ensure your success. You will walk away with an action-plan to jumpstart your new savings journey.

The America Saves Team will be joined by Lisa Rowan, Personal Finance Expert at Forbes Advisor, Joseph 'JJ' Montanaro of USAA, and Amiyrah Martin Blogger and Owner of 4Hats and Frugal


How Do I Pay Down Debt?

Thursday, November 5 at 2pm ET

In this town hall we’ll share the best strategies to pay down debt. At America Saves, we know that paying down debt IS saving, but figuring out the best way to reduce debt based on your unique situation isn’t always as clear.  Throughout this event we will answer questions like ‘Where do you start and how do you prioritize?, and ‘How exactly does paying off debt save me money?’ Get great insights on both consumer debt and student loan debt from those who can speak from their own experiences.

The America Saves Team will be joined by Moira Vahey, Communications & Outreach Director at Student Borrower Protection Center; Tom Quinn, Vice President at myFICO; Akeiva Thomas, Financial Educator and Founder of Bemused TV; and Robin Saks Frankel, Personal Finance Expert at Forbes Advisor


Saving for Major Life Milestones:

Thursday, November 19 @ 2pm ET

In our last town hall we’ll shine a spotlight on three major life events and how to prepare for them now. Education, homeownership, and retirement are three big savings goals that we all have, but often tend to put off until "someday" because they don't feel like an urgent need. Join this event for simple strategies to save successfully to achieve those major milestones.

The America Saves Team will be joined by Mitria Wilson-Spotser, Director of Housing Policy at CFA; Ric Edelman, Edelman Financial Services; Brianna McGurran, Loans Analyst at Forbes Advisor, Natalie Campisi, Home & Mortgage Expert at Forbes Advisor, and Taylor Tepper, Investing & Retirement Analyst at Forbes Advisor.



The #ThinkLikeASaver Town Halls wouldn't be possible if it wasn't for the generous support of our sponsors.  Thank you for your support.

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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Administrator2 | January 7, 2014

    Second saving strategy: Save for emergencies

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Saving With My Boys

Written by | September 2, 2019

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.


A Think Like A Saver Attitude

Written by Benjamin Moss | November 26, 2019

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. During his job search they used a majority of their savings, but that is OKAY. Savings are fluid! They’re supposed to be used in the case of emergency, and this qualified as such.


Developing a Savings "Game Plan"

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

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.”