America Saves Week

America Saves Week

Daily Themes

Monday, February 24, 2020 | Save Automatically

Hashtags of the Day: #SaveAutomatically #ASW2020

Here’s what we know: saving automatically is the easiest and most effective way to save. Whether saving for an emergency fund, education expenses, retirement or all things in between, by making saving automatic our community is in the best possible position to reach any savings goal.

Make it a successful day by:

1.Driving social conversations around the topic of “Saving Automatically.” Share the done-for-you social media content in the America Saves Week Toolkit. Ask your audience direct, engaging, and interactive questions. Encourage them to use the hashtags of the day: #SaveAutomatically, #ASW2020

2.Motivating your community to take financial action by taking the America Saves pledge or re-pledging. Then set up automatic transfers through their employer or financial institution to achieve their savings goal.

3.Employers: learn more about how becoming a Split to Save partner and automatic savings can positively affect your staff by visiting splittosave.org.

4.Encouraging your community to participate in the Action of the Day! Have them share their excitement about participating in America Saves Week by posting the attached graphic that includes YOUR co-branding!

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020 | Save with a Plan

Hashtags of the Day: #MySavingsPlan #SaveWithAPlan #ASW2020

It’s not enough to simply set a savings goal. Here’s why – savers who have a plan are twice as likely to save successfully. Today, we encourage Americans to PAUSE and make space for a financial health check-in, and take their savings goal one step further by developing an action plan.

Make it a successful day by:

1.Driving social conversations around the topic of ‘Saving with a Plan.’ Share the done-for-you social media content from the America Saves Week Toolkit, including using the hashtag of the day: #MySavingsPlan, #SaveWithAPlan, #ASW2020

2.Motivating your community to take financial action and take the America Saves pledge or re-pledge.

3.Encouraging your community to participate in the Action of the Day! Highlight the #ImSavingFor Sweepstakes and encourage them to enter.

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020 | Save for the Unexpected

Hashtags of the Day: #Save4TheUnexpected #ASW2020

America is in a Savings Crisis. We all know the stat – “Forty percent of Americans don’t have access to even $400 cash in the case of an emergency.” Additionally, the average debt in collections is just under $400 – so it’s easy to imagine the impact of more Americans having a $500 emergency fund. Today we will offer tips and solutions to #ThinkLikeASaver and encourage our community to save for the unexpected.

Make it a successful day by:

1.Driving social conversations around the topic of “Save for the Unexpected” and building an emergency fund. Share the done-for-you social media content from the America Saves Week Toolkit, including using the hashtags of the day: #Save4TheUnexpected, #ASW2020

2.Motivating your community to take financial action and take the America Saves pledge or re-pledge. Create or share an in-house solution with your community to aid them in building an emergency fund.

3.Encouraging your community to participate in the Action of the Day! Join the #ThinkLikeASaver private Facebook Community, hosted by America Saves to receive daily support and accountability with their savings goals.

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Thursday, February 27, 2020 | Save to Retire

Hashtags of the Day: #Save4Retirement #MySSA #ASW2020

Preparing for retirement can easily be pushed into the “someday” category, as we focus on present needs and expenses. In fact, very few Americans have a plan for retirement savings that is adequate for their desired standard of living after they retire. Today our focus is to encourage Americans to save today for tomorrow, and discover just how much they need to save for their golden years.

Make this day successful by:

1.Driving social conversations around the topic “Save to Retire.” Share the done-for-you social media content from the America Saves Week Toolkit, including using the hashtags of the day: #Save4Retirement, #MySSA, #ASW2020

2.Motivating your community to take financial action and take the America Saves pledge or re-pledge.

3.Encouraging your community to participate in the Action of the Day! Create an account on www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount to see what your current estimated monthly benefits will be at the age you retire.

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Friday, February 28, 2020 | Save by Reducing Debt

Hashtags of the Day: #ReduceDebt2Save #ASW2020

We talk about savings all the time, but here’s something that you don’t hear as often: paying down your debt IS saving! When you actively reduce your debt you save on interest. When you pay on time, you save on late fees and maintain your credit score – which will save money long-term. Today, we’ll encourage our communities to acknowledge and celebrate reducing your debt as a form of saving and a component of your financial plan.

Make this day successful by:

1.Driving social conversations around the topic of saving by reducing debt. Share the done-for-you social media content from the America Saves Week Toolkit, including using the hashtags of the day: #ReduceDebt2Save, #ASW2020

2.Motivating your community to take financial action and take the America Saves pledge or re-pledge. Create or share-in house solutions to help your community pay down their debt or develop a plan to reduce debt.

3.Encouraging your community to participate in the Action of the Day! Participate in our Facebook Poll shared on the America Saves Facebook Page .

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Saturday, February 29, 2020 | Save as a Family

Hashtags of the day: #SaveAsAFamily #ASW2020

The best way to teach great money habits to our children is to model great money habits. While most Americans know the importance of making sound financial decisions, many feel that money management wasn’t taught to them at a young age. Today we’ll encourage our communities to be creative and intentional about finding ways to teach children about money, spending habits, and saving.

Make this day successful by:

1.Driving social conversations around the topic of saving by saving as a family. Share the done-for-you social media content from the America Saves Week Toolkit, including using the hashtags of the day: #SaveAsAFamily, #ASW2020

2.Motivating your community to take financial action and take the America Saves pledge or re-pledge.

3.Encouraging your community to participate in the Action of the Day! Share or document how you save as a family.

4.Revisiting the week’s call to actions, including taking the America Saves Pledge, joining the #ThinkLikeASaver Facebook Community, and entering the #ImSavingFor Sweepstakes.

Contact

Nancy Reigelsperger
Financial/Energy Education
nmr23@cornell.edu
(607) 664-2573

Last updated January 16, 2020