America Saves Week will be here in just over one month! This is the week where financial professionals, educators, policy makers, researchers, bankers…you get the point…this is the week where we all come together to put an emphasis on helping Americans build the savings habit.

I hope this year YOU will take the America Saves pledge to start, or continue, building your savings! I know that Kansas Saves and other state Saves campaigns will be doing #ImSavingFor promotions–for both photos and videos. In fact, beginning February 1 there is a 5-week long promotion through the nationwide Extension program for the video contest.

The eXtension #ImSavingFor Video Contest, sponsored by a $1000 grant from the Consumer Federation of America, will run through the end of America Saves Week 2017.  For more information check out #ImSavingFor.

Once you’ve pledged, download and save the badge below, and share it on your social media!


You don’t have to pledge to save a lot…but commit to building an emergency fund or saving for date night, or for a down payment on a car or a house, or for a vacation, or Christmas…you get the idea. Small dollar amounts add up quickly when you commit to savings! You can even receive text reminders and savings advice (or not, your call) directly from America Saves!

Please let me know what you are saving for and also let America Saves and your state campaign know too!