< Return to Blog

5 Steps to Being a Better Saver During America Saves Week

They say it’s not what you make, it’s what you save. Savers who follow a plan are twice as likely to save for retirement, have emergency funds, and stick to budgets.

Start with these simple steps to become a saver.

It’s never too late to become a saver. And America Saves Week (the last week of February every year) is the perfect opportunity for you and your family to make YOUR plan and get into the savings habit. Start with these five simple steps to help yourself save automatically—and successfully:

1) Know What You’ve Got.

You and your family members have annual checkups. So should your savings, to make sure your savings priorities are on the right track. Complete this simple 12-question assessment to check your financial fitness and start planning for the future.

2) Learn What You Need to Do.

Eliminating debt, creating a rainy-day fund, following a plan… becoming a better saver is easier when you have a positive “to-do” list. Use this Saver Checklist to find your personalized steps to success.

Meet with a Financial Coach

Change the way you think about your financial future.

Get one-on-one counseling
Logo promo clip

3) Commit to Saving.

Take the online America Saves pledge and commit to achievable savings goals that will help you reduce your debt, build your wealth and make a better future for yourself and your family. (Bonus: You can opt in on helpful text message savings tips and reminders).

4) Share Your Goal.

What are you saving for? College? A new car? A kitchen makeover? Join in the #ImSavingFor photo contest by sharing a pic or video on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. You could win $500 to add to your savings!

5) Get Social About Saving.

Saving is a lot like exercising—it’s easier when you do it together than when you go it alone. Follow America Saves and the American Savings Education Council on Twitter and Facebook to join a supportive, encouraging, nationwide community of savers. (During America Saves Week, get real-time savings tips and advice from America Saves’ Twitter chats.)

One more thing to remember: The first rule of saving is “pay yourself first.” Ask PenAir about setting up an account dedicated to your savings goals, with automatic deposits to ensure you’re adding to it regularly. We’re always here to help you build a secure future for yourself and your family.

Next Steps

There are many resources available from PenAir to help you take steps to securing your financial future. Here are just a few:

Meet With a Financial Coach
Get One-on-One Counseling
Financial Fitness Courses
Explore our free resources
Financial Calculators
Crunch the Numbers
SVG linear gradient