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America Saves Week February 25 – March 2, 2013 is 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, even for lower-income families.
Here are 5 easy ways to get involved in America Saves Week:
1. Take the America Saves Pledge
Those with a savings plan are twice as likely to save for emergencies and retirement than those without a plan. Join over 310,000 people who have already committed to save. Pledge or re-pledge today!
2. Share Your Savings Goal
People save more successfully when they have a goal in mind. That’s why they’ve created posters so you can put your savings goal into perspective and share it.
3. Assess Your Savings
Find out if you are saving in all the right places with this 12 step savings assessment.
4. Test Your Savings Knowledge
Take this savings quiz to reveal how much you understand about the realities of savings in America.
5. Share Savings Tips and Advice with Family and Friends
On Twitter and Facebook? Share what you've learned about saving through 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. Once you make the decision to start (or continuing) saving, let Austin Bank help. We have a variety of tools to help you reach your savings goals. Programs are even available for Young Savers. Take a look on our web site or stop by one of our many convenient locations in East Texas to learn more. And, good luck in reaching your savings goals.
Tips and links furnished by Katie Bryan, America Saves Communications Manager.