Wednesday, November 6
Public Welfare Foundation – 1200 U Street NW
|8:30am – 5:00pm|
To be announced
We encourage you to share the following social media post and graphic with your constituents, partners, and the general public. For more information on the Best Summer Ever Challenge, view the official rules & information page here.
America Saves is encouraging and REWARDING you for having the Best Summer Ever! Enter to win the $100 Grand Prize and you could snag a Weekly Summer Prize Pack, too! Click to learn how to enter: https://bit.ly/bestummereverAS
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.
For tips and tools on how everyone in your family can contribute to your household’s financial wellbeing, we encourage you to share the following articles, social media content, graphics and resources with your constituents, partners and the general public.
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Want to start introducing good money habits to your children at a young age? Save with them! Have a piggy bank for each family member, adding to them at the end of each week. Get more #FamilyAffair Savings Tips at @AmericaSaves.
While many teens know they should save, most aren’t taught how. By giving them a clear plan of saving 10% of all money earned, they will learn good savings habits that will follow them throughout life. #FinancialLiteracy @AmericaSaves
Creating a list of free or low cost activities for your family to work through ensures a memorable summer vacation while keeping your savings and financial goals in check. Visit AmericaSaves.org for inspiration of your own #SummerSavingsBucketList
A lesson all kids can learn early: the pride that comes with #saving for something they want! Encouraging your child to sell toys they no longer play with, or even having a bake sale or lemonade stand puts them on the path to smart #money habits. Tip from @AmericaSaves
Family can be great accountability partners when it comes to saving! Make a savings goal, and choose a reward to celebrate once you accomplish it. Create a fun tracker so everyone can see your progress! Get more tips at @AmericaSaves or visiting americasaves.org.
From America Saves:
- Saving as a Family
- Making Family Savings Happen
- Coping with the Cost of Caregiving
- Moving? Start Preparing Your Finances Early
- Save Your Family Money By Going Green
- MyCreditUnion.gov - Hit the Road
- ConsumerFinance.gov - Money As You Grow Bookshelf
- ConsumerFinance.gov - How Life Events Can Teach Kids About Money
- ConsumerFinance.gov - Tips for School Age Kids
- ConsumerFinance.gov - Tips for Teens and Young Adults
- Wisebread.com - The Envelope Method
For use in communications that directly reach your constituents. We encourage you to use this content as guest posts or rewrite America Saves content as your own.
Four Easy Ways to Make Saving a Family Affair
Everyone in your household can play a role in the financial success of your home. Here are four easy ways to make saving a priority for everyone under your roof.
Saving as a Family
By Elizabeth Kiss, Ph.D., Kansas Saves
Sometimes when children hear their parents or other adults in their lives talking about cutting spending or saving money, they assume that the family is going through a rough patch. As appropriate based on children’s ages, family conversations about money goals, including saving and spending plans, reassure children. It is also a great way to introduce (or remind) children about the reasons we save.
Six fun ways to save as a family
By Janet Alvarez, Wisebread.com
Meeting financial goals as a family can be challenging. But inspiring your family to help and contribute to a financial goal doesn’t have to be a painful process, especially when the result is an exciting vacation, a car, or college savings. In the spirit of America Saves Week, I’ll share some ideas on how to save as a family for all those items and bucket-list experiences.
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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.
A speeding ticket can set you back a couple hundred dollars. Have you ever shattered your cell phone? That can put you back a couple hundred dollars. The same goes for many other unexpected expenses that occur all the time. A hundred dollars here, three hundred dollars on some new tires there. We’ve all been there. Having access to just $500 will help cushion your bank account when those expenses hit.
Regardless of your current financial situation, America Saves has some tips and tricks to get you closer to establishing an emergency fund so that you can feel financially confident when those real-life unexpected expenses occur.
For tips and tools on how to build an emergency fund, we encourage you to share the following articles, social media content, graphics, and resources with your constituents, partners and the general public.
Social Media Posts
Please incorporate these posts (as written or changed to suit your brand voice) into your social media content over the month of August. They will be great to share with your community to get them in a savings mindset!
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Life comes at you fast. We want you to be ready for those small, inconvenient emergencies that "pop up"— like a car or home repair. We encourage you to "Set a goal. Make a plan." by taking the @AmericaSaves pledge, and receive tips and nudges to help you #save.
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Savings made easy: Pick something and cut it. Simple things like cutting cable, or taking your lunch vs. going out, and diverting that cash into savings will have you well on your way to your $500 Emergency Fund! Get more tips from @AmericaSaves here: bitly.com/2ZmjUIR
Which one of these have you experienced unexpectedly? According to the Federal Reserve, less than 1/2 of Americans have $400 in cash saved to help in the case of an emergency. Here are 38 more reasons why you should #save. Read it & take the @AmericaSaves pledge: http://bit.ly/2M4p6y5
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Time for a Financial Check-Up! Summer Solstice may be done for 2019, but we still have savings goals to meet, right? Use this checklist to make sure you're on the right track. http://bit.ly/2yuj0OI
Conversation Starters are intentional themes and topics we’ve purposefully created to drive important conversations with your community on your social networks. Our hope is that they bring you some new, fresh engagement! Be sure to tag us in your posts, so that we can interact with you.
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It's "Back to School" season, which can be costly for parents! What are some of your best tips on saving on those back to school supplies and clothes?
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While it's only August, the holidays will be here before you know it! Do you save up for the holiday season year-round, or work Holiday shopping into your budget during October - December?
SallieMae and America Saves are hosting the #SavingForCollege Twitter Chat Wednesday, September 25th at 2pm
Mark your calendars and be on the lookout for more information as we get closer to this event.