Category: America Saves Week

Savings Ideas for America Savings Week 2017

Savings Ideas for America Savings Week 2017

We enjoy the topic of savings here at MoneyBasicsU, and it’s why we want to highlight it to our readers that it is America Savings Week from February 27 – March 3 this year. It is a relatively new initiative, which was created by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council in 2007. Although […]

February 21, 2017 | By More
Savings Ideas for 2017

Savings Ideas for 2017

There are some truths about personal finances that money smart consumers already know.  It’s the topic of savings.  Every time we identify ways to save money to our bottom line, our checking account increases.  As our checking account increases, our choices increase. And, in the end, the ability to have choices is everything!  In a […]

February 7, 2017 | By More
Ways to Save Money from America Saves and AARP.org

Ways to Save Money from America Saves and AARP.org

If you’re looking for a list of ways to save you money, the America Saves and AAPR.org websites are a great place to start.  Hopefully, you’ve had a chance to review the America Saves website this week.  But, if you haven’t, we wanted to close America Saves week with a reminder to check out their 54 […]

February 27, 2015 | By More
America Saves Survey:  How Are We Doing with Our Savings?

America Saves Survey: How Are We Doing with Our Savings?

In light of it being America Saves Week, we wanted to share a press release highlighting the results of the 8th annual America Saves Week survey.  How are consumers in America doing with their savings?  According to Stephen Brobeck, executive director of the Consumer Federation of America: “Americans are saving a little more effectively today […]

February 25, 2015 | By More
America Saves Week for 2015

America Saves Week for 2015

Saving has become a standard checkpoint in conversation in financial literacy and for securing your money future.  We wanted to remind MoneyBasicsU readers that this week is America Saves Week!  And, even though you may be familiar with the dos and don’ts of saving, the website www.AmericaSavesWeek.org is a good resource to check annually. As […]

February 24, 2015 | By More
Should I Spend Money or Save It All?

Should I Spend Money or Save It All?

A lot of material is available for money smart consumers to determine if they want to spend their money or save it.  It really all comes down to what you want your money lifestyle to be, doesn’t it?  MoneyBasicsU has addressed this conversation in a few posts Find Your Save & Spend Balance and Find […]

November 21, 2014 | By More
Find Your Save & Spend Balance: Part II

Find Your Save & Spend Balance: Part II

The story I’m going to share with you goes back a few years.  I was having lunch with a customer/friend of mine.  She was sharing the details about a trip to Europe she and her husband were taking.  In fact, they went on a fabulous holiday every year with weekend getaways more often than not.  […]

February 28, 2014 | By More
Who is the American Savings Education Council?

Who is the American Savings Education Council?

If there is one thing I’ve learned through the years doing personal finance research it’s this – the resources available for individuals to learn about money basics are extensive.  I would also add there are many organizations who care about the issues associated with money basics like the importance of saving. When I was reviewing the Employee Benefit Research […]

February 27, 2014 | By More
Are You Part of the America Who Saves?

Are You Part of the America Who Saves?

It seems like recently I’ve been attending a lot of group meetings.  One of those is a local Toastmasters International chapter in my area.  Although I public speak, I enjoy the camaraderie of being in organized groups like Toastmasters.  It’s always energizing, and attendees are more than just fellow members, but friends. I thought about […]

February 26, 2014 | By More
America Saves Week: Is Saving Today Possible?

America Saves Week: Is Saving Today Possible?

As a member of the Illinois Jump$tart Coalition, I attended an event last week in Chicago.  (I took this photo when I was on Jackson crossing the Chicago River on my way back to Union Station.  Gorgeous day!).  I so enjoy attending events like these because of the people you meet.  The speaker, Hall of […]

February 24, 2014 | By More