Feb 26 2014

5 Easy Ways to Get Involved in America Saves Week and Save Successfully

America Saves WeekAmerica Saves Week begins continues through March 1. The week is a chance for individuals to assess their own saving status and take financial action. Studies reveal that having a savings plan with specific goals can have beneficial financial effects, no matter your income level. Join us in setting and sharing your savings goals!

Katie Bryan, Communications Manager with America Saves, encourages you to take time this week to select a savings goal and create a plan to save for it. Here are her tips, with links to extra resources: 

1. Pledge to Save

Those with a savings plan are twice as likely to save for emergencies and retirement than those without a plan. Join over 350,000 people who have already committed to save. When you take the pledge you can also choose to receive text message tips and reminders to help you save for your goal.

2. Assess Your Savings

Find out if you are saving in all the right places with this new interactive 12-step savings tool.

3. Saver Checklist: Evaluate Your Savings Preparedness

This checklist is made up of characteristics of successful savers, which include debt management. It can serve as a useful starting point for evaluating one’s savings preparedness.

4. Share Your Savings Goal

People save more successfully when they have a goal in mind. That’s why we’ve created posters so you can put your savings goal into perspective and share it.

5. Share Savings Tips and Advice with Family and Friends

On Twitter and Facebook? Share these social media posts with your friends and followers to encourage them to save.

America Saves Week is coordinated by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council. Started in 2007, the Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for individuals to assess their own saving status.

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