Pledge to Save, Save to Win!



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Saving Strategies

Building wealth starts when you set a goal and make a plan to reach that goal. Whatever goal you choose – whether it’s buying a car, buying a house, or getting out from under your debts – learn about proven savings strategies and get simple tips on the best ways to save. Click on the links below to learn how to:

Get out of debt

Save for a home

Save for a car

Save for emergencies

Save at work



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Campus Competition

Students and employees at the University of Illinois, have the opportunity to sign up as a "Saver" through the University of Illinois Saves campaign between February 23 - April 23.  Signing up as a Saver is as easy as 1, 2, 3!!! Here's how:

  1. Choose your campus and role
  2. Complete the form with your information
  3. Start saving and tell a friend!

Savers will have the opportunity to set savings goals, win prizes* and receive additional support from E-Newsletters.  Savers from the campus with the highest percentage of savers will also have the opportunity to win a collection of prizes to be given to members of the campus with the highest percentage of savers which will be announced during Money Smart Week on Friday, April 24.

For more information, visit the University of Illinois Student Money Management Center's website.

*To comply with University policy regarding prizes, foreign nationals may not qualify.

Earn a Digital Badge

The University recently launched the Financial Literacy Badges Program, where you can earn recognition for establishing positive financial behaviors.  Setting a savings goal is one step towards the Savings Badge. Learn more about how to earn this badge and others by visiting the website.

Employee Departments and Units

For inner-office savings resources, please check out our list of ideas located on the SMMC website.

America Saves is a campaign coordinated by the nonprofit Consumer Federation of America (CFA)
and is dedicated to helping individuals save money, reduce debt, and build wealth. CFA thanks Capital One
for its generous in-kind contribution of design expertise for this website.