#MSW19 Daily Theme: Save with a plan

Military Saves Week is finally here! Each day of Military Saves Week highlights a unique theme offering fresh opportunities to discuss and promote personal savings. Today, we kick off the Week discussing the importance of saving with a plan.

Did you know? Savers with a plan are twice as likely to save successfully for things like retirement and their (or their children’s) education! Military Saves Week is a great time to start a healthy savings habit.  Create a simple savings plan when you take the Military Saves Pledge

 


Monday's Events and Activities

Social Media

America/Military Saves Week 2019 Kickoff Twitter Chat 
Date: Monday, February 25
Time: 12:00 pm Pacific / 3:00 pm Eastern
Hosts: America Saves (@AmericaSaves) and Military Saves (@MilitarySaves)
Hashtag: #ASW19 and #MSW19
America Saves and Military Saves join forces to kick off Saves Week 2019! We'll be discussing the savings themes taking place during the week, cheering on savers and partnering organizations for their activities, and highlighting our favorite savings tips.

Save with a Plan Instagram Live
Date: Monday, February 25
Time: 1:30 pm Pacific
Host: Popcorn Finance Podcast
Link: https://instagram.com/popcornfinancepodcast
Jen Smith from the Frugal Friends Podcast joins Popcorn Finance Podcast for an Instagram live to discuss why it's so important to save with a plan and to share a few of our savings goals.

 

Other Activities + Contests 

#StartSmallThinkBig Story Submission Contest 
Date: Monday, February 25
Time: 8:00 am Pacific
Host: Golden 1 Credit Union
Link: https://www.facebook.com/golden1cu
Members will be asked to share a story about how they saved for a significant milestone. Respondents will be randomly selected to have $50 deposited directly into their Golden 1 Credit Union savings account.

America Saves Week with Fund My Future 
Begins: Monday, February 25
Host: Fund My Future
Link: https://www.fundmyfuturepgh.org
Each day during the week (Monday through Friday), we’ll be giving away a $100 Visa gift card to someone who makes a deposit in their child’s savings account. It’s simple to enter: just make a deposit into a child’s savings account at any financial institution during the week and post a photo of the savers (adult and/or child) with a dollar bill and #fundmyfuturepgh to Facebook. One photo submission is eligible for the full week!

ASW/MSW Toolkit(s) + Resources:
 

Tip of the Day

  • Written by Guest Blogger | March 13, 2014

    Start an emergency fund by saving $10/week or $40/month to save $500 by the end of the year http://ow.ly/rswS2

Saver Stories View all »

How Smart Financial Decisions Can Create Opportunities 

Written by | November 22, 2019

Written by Stephen Ross, America Saves Program Coordinator | November 22, 2019

Of the many stories Military Saves shares, most describe how someone was in dire straits financially and worked their way out of it with the help of Military Saves. This time we want to highlight a different kind of story. This is a story about how responsible financial decisions can build on one another to create opportunities you thought only the super-rich enjoy.

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Involving Kids in Family Finances

Written by | April 19, 2019

 

One of the best lessons we can share with our kids is about money. By middle school, kids should have a good understanding of how money works as well as the importance of saving.

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When You Start Small, Saving is Easy

Written by Lila Quintiliani | August 12, 2019

When Attiyya first got married, she and her Marine husband had just graduated from college and were focused on paying off student loan debt. They had both attended private schools and had sizeable loans. Then three months after the wedding, the couple found out they were pregnant with their first child.

The first year of their marriage, says Attiyya, was a balancing act between paying down debt and saving for the future.

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