2013 America Saves Week

ASW Florida Saves

Get involved in Florida Saves!


Prepared by Elaine A. Courtney, 2013
Okaloosa County Extension
FCS Agent


Ways to Participate in America Saves Week 2013

  • Sign up to participate at http://americasavesweek.org
  • Participate in monthly calls for Extension-2nd Tuesday of the month, 3 p.m. Eastern

Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Schedule program during ASW 2013
  • Incorporate “Saves” into regular programs
  • Participate in Extension “webinars” scheduled for ASW
  • Promote the new “Financial Challenge” which begins during ASW
  • Hold special events
  • Media releases
  • Social Media
  • Enroll Savers as part of programs
  • Enlist co-workers to do something for ASW


  • 3 Keys to Successful Savings-ready to use power point and handouts
  • America Saves Week resources for participating counties
  • Financial Challenge-news release, flyers, on-line challenge.
  • Webinars-free enrollment, flyers to promote


Webinars scheduled for 2013:

Jan 9 – Small Steps to Health & Wealth
We will discuss practical, doable steps you can take to improve your health and finances. We will also discuss how you can participate in the Small Steps to Health & Wealth Challenge.

Jan 17 – Calendar – Based Budgeting
We will discuss how to achieve financial goals, build a spending plan, and reduce spending leaks.


Saves Week Webinars:

Feb 26 – 3 Keys to Successful Savings
We will discuss how to set SMART goals, find money to save, make a savings plan, and choose the right savings accounts for your goals.

Feb 27 – Goal – Based Investing
We will discuss how to use a goal-based investment strategy to achieve financial goals. Our discussion will include how to effectively develop a financial plan and choose investment accounts that work for particular goals.

Feb 28 – Tips for Tax Preparation & Filing
Our discussion will include options for free tax filing, tax credits & tax deductions, and how to analyze your return to help with financial decisions.

March 21 – Building a Strong Credit History
We will discuss credit scores and steps consumers can take to build a positive credit history.


Posted: January 10, 2013

Category: Money Matters, WORK & LIFE
Tags: America Saves, America Saves Week, Budget, Families & Consumers, Family & Consumer Sciences, Family Youth & Community Sciences, Finance, Financial, Financial Planning, FYCS, Money, Money Management, Saving, Shelley Swenson, Wakulla, Wakulla County Extension

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