ICFE eNEWS #18-05 - February 28th 2018
America Saves Week 2018 daily savings themes February 26th - March 3rd
We encourage you to promote these savings strategies and
themes each day during America Saves Week:
February 26: Save with a plan
Savers with a plan can be over
twice as likely to save successfully for things like retirement
and their education. Start your savings habit during America
Saves week by creating a simple savings plan when you take the
America Saves Pledge for a chance to win up to $750.
Tuesday, February 27: Save the easy way... automatically
It can be hard to put aside money for savings, but there is an
easy way to save money without ever missing it by making your
savings automatic in 2018. Already saving automatically? Find
ways to automate other aspects of your financial life this year.
Wednesday, February 28: Save for rainy days
A rainy day
fund consists of a small amount of money in a savings account
separate from your checking that you do not have easy access to.
Saving for this fund starts with small, regularly scheduled
contributions that build up over time.
Thursday, March 1: Save to retire
Saving now for
retirement will ensure you have enough money to have a
comfortable standard of living when you stop working or reduce
the amount of hours you work. Participate in a work-related
retirement program such as a 401(k) or open an Individual
Retirement Account (or IRA). Already saving for retirement? We
recommend increasing the amount you save toward retirement by 1
Friday, March 2: Save the extra
We're more likely to save
a windfall than a small amount consistently over a long period
of time. Hack that psychology by saving your bonuses, raises,
and tax refunds. This tax season, get ahead of your financial
goals by saving at least $50, and reward yourself with
SaveYourRefund by entering to win one of over 100 prizes up to
Saturday, March 3: Save as a family
Good savings habits
start at home. Whether you're budgeting, saving, making
retirement decisions, or assessing workplace benefits, share the
choices you make with your children, no matter their age.