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Simple Steps to Save Successfully During America Saves Week

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America Saves Week is coming up soon! So we're sharing information from our friends at America Saves on how you can join in. Read on...

America Saves Week is an annual opportunity for individuals to assess their savings and take financial action. Each year, we encourage savers – or potential savers – just like you to set a goal, make a plan, and save automatically.

This America Saves Week, try these five simple steps to help yourself save automatically – and successfully:

1. Assess Your Savings.

Like your health, you should assess your savings annually to make sure your savings priorities are on the right track. Complete this simple 12-question assessment to find out your current standing and help you plan for the future.

2. Evaluate Your Savings Preparedness

Check off your savings accomplishments on the Saver Checklist to further evaluate where your savings habits need strengthening for your future goals.

3. Take the America Saves Pledge

Those with a savings plan are two times as likely to save for emergencies and retirement than those without one. Join more than 500,000 American savers who have already committed to save. When you take the pledge, you can choose to receive text message tips and reminders to help you save towards your goals.

4. Share Your Savings Goal

Take part in the #ImSavingForSweepstakes. Read the contest rules, see how you can share your goal on social media and be eligible for a cash prize of $500 - $750.

5. Make Your Savings Social

Are you on Twitter or Facebook? Join America Saves and the American Savings Education Council in encouraging your friends, family, and colleagues to save this week. Better yet, join one of the many Twitter chats that America Saves will be a part of this week to get real-time savings tips and advice.

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.

By Tammy G. Bruzon, America Saves

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