For Savers

Set a Goal: What to Save For

  • Saving money, improving your financial life, building wealth. It all starts when you set a goal and make a plan to reach that goal. So what is your goal? Set up an emergency cash fund? Get out of debt? Make a down payment on a car or home? Sock away money for college or retirement?

Make a Plan: How to Save Money

  • Those with a savings plan are twice as likely to save successfully. Cash in those dusty jars of pennies. Pack your lunch instead of buying it at work. There are lots of little things you can do to fund your savings. Just be creative.

Save Automatically

  • The easiest and most effective way to save is automatically. This is how millions of employees save through 401(k) and other retirement programs at work. It is also how millions of Americans save at their bank or credit union.

Saver Stories

  • Real stories from savers just like you.

Savings Tools and Resources

  • Savings tools, links, and more.

Connect to a Campaign

  • There are over 60 local America Saves campaigns located nationwide that you can connect with for one-on-one help and to learn more about savings initiative and events in your area. Find the campaign nearest you.

Young America Saves

  • Everyone, young and old alike, can benefit from making savings a habit, and Young America Saves can help! Savers who pledge to save create their own savings plan by setting a monthly savings goal, as little as $5, and then try to save that amount each month.

America Saves en Español

  • America Saves provides the following pages in Spanish.

Pledge to Save

I pledge to save money, reduce debt, and build wealth over time. I will encourage my family and friends to do the same

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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Annie Cromwell | January 15, 2014

    Are you looking for an effective way to establish a budget? Beginning on the first day of a new month, get a receipt for everything you purchase. Stack and review receipts at the end of the month, and you will clearly be able to see where your money is going. http://ow.ly/sj972

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Challenging Herself to Save

Written by Sara Cooper | April 15, 2014

It all started when Marchale Burton overheard Alabama cooperative extension colleague Isaac Chappelle, coordinator of Alabama Saves, explaining how saving just a little bit – even change – is all it takes to become a saver. “I thought about that,” Burton said, “and wanted to see if it would work.” So, she challenged herself to see how much change she could save.

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Coping with a Lost Job

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

Aimee Shaffer worked as a Public Service News Director for radio for years until one day her employer downsized the company, resulting in hundreds of lost jobs, including Aimee’s.

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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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Those who receive text messages from America Saves are already seeing the benefits.

  • 58 percent said America Saves texts had been very or somewhat helpful.
  • 40 percent would like to receive America Saves texts more often.
  • When asked how well they are saving or managing debt since getting our texts, 16 percent said much better and 56 percent said a bit better.
  • 59 percent said they would recommend that friends or family sign up for America Saves text messages.
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