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5 Simple Steps to Save Successfully

February 23, 2015 By: Great Midwest Bank

It’s that time of the year again, it’s America Saves Week! America Saves Week (February 22 – 27) is an annual opportunity for individuals to assess their savings and take financial action. The theme for this year’s America Saves Week is simple: Save Automatically.

America Saves is dedicated to educating people on better ways to save money. That’s something we can fully support! So keep up with us on social media this week, as we join America Saves in sharing info about saving money and improving your financial outlook.

Try these five simple steps during America Saves Week 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 450,000 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 2016 #imsavingfor Photo Contest. Share a selfie that shows what you’re saving for on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, and enter the contest at for a chance to win $500. Savings never looked so good.

5. Make Your Savings Social.

Are you on Twitter or Facebook? Join America Saves 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.

Ready to start saving? Contact us today to open a Platinum Savings Account with your simply local bank. Want to learn more about saving? Keep up with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Linkedin.

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 Greynolds, America Saves Communications Coordinator

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