February 27, 2023 - March 3, 2023



    CCPS is a proud participant in America Saves Week, an annual national campaign that encourages individuals and families to check-in on their finances by highlighting several key areas that contribute to financial stability; such as saving automatically, preparing for unexpected expenses, retirement, and reducing debt. America Saves Week is February 27, 2023 - March 3, 2023.   

    America Saves Week 2023 has one single focus: Building Financial Confidence 

    Financial confidence is inclusive in that it recognizes that savers have unique circumstances, and even if you are in a scenario that makes it difficult or impossible to save at this moment — you are committed to doing the work, taking control of your finances, and becoming more financially stable.  

    Video: Building Financial Confidence



    Day One | Save Automatically
    Monday, February 27, 2023

    “Saving is a habit, not a destination.” Automatic savings is one way to easily build that habit. On this day we’ll collectively encourage and share the following messages, strategies, and tips:

    • Ways to incorporate automatic savings into your money habits. 
    • How to overcome mindset blocks and negative self-talk to help you confidently save. 
    • No amount is too small when it comes to saving.

           Video: Saving Automatically 
           Blog: What is the Easiest Way to Save?        
    Automatic Saving Decision Tree

    Day Two | Saving For The Unexpected
    Tuesday, February 28, 2003

    Having short-term savings is essential to overall financial stability and boosts your financial confidence. What are short-term savings?  Having savings set aside for those unexpected emergencies and opportunities that arise. On this day we'll elevate the following messages: 

    • The importance of building a short-term savings account for emergencies and opportunities.
    • If you're just starting out with a short-term savings account, set a realistic goal for yourself to build a savings habit.
    • Saving is cyclical. While you're building savings, you will have to spend it. You can release any shame around dipping into your savings account when you've set up automatic savings.

           Video: Saving for the Unexpected
           Video: Establishing a Spending and Savings Plan 
           Blog: "Saving For The Unexpected"

     Day Three | Saving for Major Milestones 
    Wednesday, March 1, 2023

    How do you save for so many things at once? One of the most overwhelming parts of saving for everyday Americans is balancing saving between so many competing priorities. Not only do you need to save for short-term emergencies and opportunities, but also future and long-term goals. Those long-term goals include milestones like education, homeownership and retirement. 

    On this day we’ll share strategies and resources that will allow you to plan for those major life milestones in addition to emergencies and present needs, helping you feel more financially confident. 

    Day Four | Paying Down Debt is Saving 
    Thursday, March 2, 2023

    When you make the decision to pay down or pay off your debt you are saving! Some of the benefits of reducing your debt include saving on interest, late fees, and maintaining or increasing your credit score. As you pay off your debt, you free up cash flow, allowing you to steward those funds towards saving for something else that is meaningful. Paying down your debt and being able to save for what's important to you contributes greatly towards your financial confidence and stability. 

    On this day we’ll elevate the following messages:

    • The ways in which paying down your debt is saving. 
    • The different options and strategies for paying down your debt. 
    • How to cultivate a positive relationship with credit. 

          Video: Paying Down Debt is Saving
          Blog:Paying Down Debt is Saving 

          Paying Down Debt is a Saving Resource: Snowball Method vs. Avalanche Method  

    Day Five | Saving At Any Age
    Friday, March 3, 2023

    Saving is a lifelong skill and habit. You're never too young to start learning and implementing positive savings behaviors. You're also never too old to make positive changes, break cycles, and chart a different path when it comes to your finances. 

    Because there are a lot of emotions tied to finances, creating a positive mindset and relationship with money builds our financial confidence. 

    On this day we want to encourage savers to take control of their finances no matter where they are in their journey, along with ways they can ensure the young people in their lives have a good foundation of financial education. 

    We'll elevate the following messages:

    • The tangible and intangible ways to introduce a savings mindset to children and young adults.
    • How to release any negative emotions and stories you may be telling yourself about your relationship with money.
    • How to jumpstart your new savings journey if you are ready to take control of your finances. 

           Video: Saving at Any Age
           Blog: Saving at Any Age
           The Life Cycle of Saving