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Step 3: Pledge to Save

Written by Katie Bryan · 26 March 2014

 

 

                                

Step 2: Watch the Video

Written by Katie Bryan · 26 March 2014

                                                                                                         

For First Time Workers

Written by Katie Bryan · 26 March 2014

Congratulations on starting your new job!

As part of your orientation, your employer wants to help you set up a way to save money successfully. There are three parts to this saving section. First we will ask you a few questions, then you will watch a short video on why saving money is important, and at the end you will take the savers pledge where you will pick a savings goal and create a plan to save. 

Step 1: Complete the Survey

Written by Katie Bryan · 26 March 2014

FTW Implementation Page

Written by Katie Bryan · 25 March 2014

You are on your way to implementing your own first-time worker program!

Below are all the materials and links you will need to implement your program. Please download each piece.

For Group Presentations

         Downloads:

  • Young America Saves Pledge Form (PDF) (Online form)
    • the form for savers to select a savings goal and create a savings plan

         Post Orientation Survey:

  • We want to hear from your employers on how the orientation went. If you have access to the internet during your session please have them complete this survey.

 

For One-On-One Presentations

Tip of the Day

  • Written by Katie Bryan | December 21, 2013

    Putting aside fifty cents a day will allow you to #save nearly $500. 

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Starting and Continuing a Personal Finance Journey

Written by Sara Cooper | December 23, 2013

When Kiara Hardin, now a junior at Western Illinois University, became an intern with the Chicago Summer Business Institute during her sophomore year of high school, she began her personal finance journey. The program required participants to open a savings account.

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Starting Over

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

Until last summer, Michael Lindman spent money freely. “I was a union truck driver for 35 years and had a good income,” said Lindman. “I owned my own home, saved a little, and tried to live within my own budget. You always think there’s going to be that much coming in, but things can change in a split second.”

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Put 20 Percent Away

Written by Lindsay Ferguson | July 8, 2019

“I am a single mother, and I make ends meet for me and my daughter, but I wanted to put money away for my daughter for a college fund. So I started saving 20 percent of my paycheck every month to put it away in a savings account with a high Annual Percentage Yield (APY). By the time my daughter is 18, I will have saved nearly $90,000.”

Melissa took the America Saves Pledge at her work during America Saves Week 2019.

Melissa’s #1 Savings Tip: Take 20 percent out of each pay check, and put it away into a separate savings account.