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Last month we organized our financial files and set SMART savings goals for 2019. Now it is time to expand the SmartyPig community!
February 25 – March 2, 2019, is designated as America Saves Week. Now in its twelfth year, this event helps organizations of all kinds transform the lives of Americans by encouraging them to improve their financial wellbeing. Whether you are saving on your own or as part of a business, financial institution, nonprofit, government agency, or academic institution, there are customized resources designed specifically for you.
Effectiveness is Key
All you need to get started is a basic savings plan which includes a specific savings goal, the amount you plan to set aside each week, and the length of time it will take to reach your goal.
As a company, encouraging your employees and customers to save is just good business. Employees who are better equipped to manage their finances are likely to transfer that feeling of empowerment to their work and be more productive. When customers feel you have their best interest at heart, they are more likely to trust your organization and investigate additional products and services. Consider hosting a webinar or in-person workshop to encourage employees and customers alike to participate in America Saves Week.
You don't have to be part of a business organization or company to join in! Invite your friends and family to set savings goals together. Maybe you want to reduce debt, fund a child's education, or plan a family vacation. You’ll be amazed to see how much more you can achieve as you work as a team! Start by taking the pledge together, then create shared online savings accounts and contribute to your shared goals.
SmartyPig Accounts have competitive rates to help you reach your savings goals even faster! Set up a variety of goals and arrange for automatic deposits to save more. A weekly deposit of $20 will quickly add up to more than $1,000 by the end of the year!
Power in Numbers
Everyone knows that pigs are intelligent and social animals. As members of the SmartyPig community, you have seen first-hand the benefits of setting savings goals. Let's create a community of savers. Build accountability by announcing your goals on social media. Inspire others by sharing saving tips that have worked for you. Let's work together to spread the word about the benefits of saving and motivate others to improve their financial security by reducing debt and saving more money. Join the movement today!