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America saves week 2012 results
America Saves Week 2012 Results

  • 500 USDA employees participated in Saves Week presentation

  • Throughout the nation, cooperative extension educators taught Americans to follow the America Saves Week theme: “Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically,”reaching 97,709 people.

  • 30 Extension Educators used materials provided by ASW/Extension team

  • Univ. of Illinois held competition among campuses.

  • 4,734 people set a savings goal through these efforts pledging to save $1,130,870.


We want you to be involved in 2013
We want YOU to be involved in 2013!

  • Sign up to participate at http://americasavesweek.org

  • Participate in monthly calls for Extension—2nd Tuesday of the month, 3 p.m. Eastern


Ways to participate
Ways to Participate

  • Schedule program during ASW 2013

  • Incorporate “Saves” into regular programs

  • Participate in Extension “webinars” scheduled for ASW

  • Hold special events

  • Media releases

  • Social Media

  • Enroll Savers as part of programs

  • Enlist co-workers to do something for ASW


Mini grants available
Mini Grants Available

  • Grants of $750-1500 available from Consumer Federation of America

  • Deadline to apply is Dec. 12


Available resources
Available Resources

  • 3 Keys to Successful Savings—ready to use power point and handouts

  • America Saves Week resources for participating counties

  • Webinars scheduled:

    University of FL/FL Saves:

    • Feb. 26,27,& 28 @ 12:30 pm EASTERN

    • Topics: 3 Keys to Savings, Goal Based Investing, & Taxes

      Financial Security for All COP


“Partnering with America Saves and other organizations provides an excellent opportunity to educate and empower Americans to make wise decisions regarding their personal finances.”

Dr. Susan Shockey, press release for 2012 America Saves Week


For more information
For more information

Elaine A. Courtney

University of Florida/IFAS Extension

Okaloosa County

850-689-5850

[email protected]


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