February 24 – March 1, 2014 is America Saves Week, the perfect time to choose a savings goal and create a plan to save for it. Here’s how to get started:
1. Pledge to Save
People who have a savings plan are twice as likely to save for emergencies and retirement as those who don’t. During America Saves Week, you can join over 350,000 people who have already committed to start saving. When you pledge to save, you can choose to receive text message tips and reminders to keep you saving toward your goals.
2. Assess Your Savings
3. Review the Saver Checklist
This checklist from America Saves will tell you what makes a successful saver. It’s a great starting point for evaluating your own savings preparedness.
4. Share Your Savings Goal
People save more successfully when they have a goal in mind. That’s why America Saves created posters top help you put your savings goal into perspective and share it. 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.
For more savings tips, talk to a Webster banker today. Visit your local banking center or call 800.325.2424.