University of Illinois Saves

SAVE FOR YOUR DREAMS!

 

 


Competition Description

Students and employees at the University of Illinois, have the opportunity to sign up as a "Saver" through the University of Illinois Saves campaign between February 22 - April 8 at 12:00 PM CST.  Signing up as a Saver is as easy as 1, 2, 3!!! Here's how:

  1. Choose your campus and role
  2. Complete the form with your information
  3. Start saving and tell a friend!

Savers will have the opportunity to set savings goals, win prizes* and receive additional support from E-Newsletters.  Savers from the campus with the highest percentage of savers will also have the opportunity to win a collection of prizes to be given to members of the campus with the highest percentage of savers which will be announced on Friday, April 8, after 12:00 PM CST.

For more information, visit the University of Illinois Student Money Management Center's website.

*To comply with University policy regarding prizes, foreign nationals may not qualify.


Paint A Pig - UISAVES Launch Parties

In honor of America Saves Week, each campus will be hosting University of Illinois Saves Launch Parties to kick off the start of the competition. Below are the dates and times for each launch party. Register here.


#UISaves Organizers


 

Sponsors

Prizes for the UISAVES competition have been made possible through contributions from the following sponsors:  

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

 

 


 2015 Competition Results

 


Earn a Digital Badge

The University recently launched the Financial Literacy Badges Program, where you can earn recognition for establishing positive financial behaviors.  Setting a savings goal is one step towards the Savings Badge. Learn more about how to earn this badge and others by visiting the website.


Employee Departments and Units

For inner-office savings resources, please check out our list of ideas located on the SMMC website.

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Read the Newsletter

Volume 15, Issue 4 of the American Saver, official newsletter of the America Saves campaign, has been published.

Read the Newsletter

Partner Resource Packet

Want to share savings messages?

Our Partner Resources Packets include a guest post, social media content, and more.

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  • Save your loose change. Putting aside fifty cents a day over the course of a year will allow you to save nearly 40% of a $500 emergency fund. http://ow.ly/sj972 

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Starting and Continuing a Personal Finance Journey

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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