Welcome to University of Illinois Saves
The Student Money Management Center (SMMC) and University of Illinois Extension have partnered with America Saves, a campaign coordinated by the nonprofit Consumer Federation of America (CFA), to promote saving as a necessary behavior for financial success through the UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS SAVES COMPETITION.
America Saves has a long-standing relationship with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus through their support of Young Illinois Saves, an initiative through the Economic Awareness Council that Tracy Frizzell has facilitated over the past several years. Their efforts have been made successful with students through support of student leaders on the campus. In addition, Illinois Saves, a statewide initiative developed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), began last year to promote the Bank on Illinois initiative to help graduates of state-certified financial literacy programs have access to free savings accounts. More information can be found here, on the Illinois Saves initiative.
Another component of the America Saves initiative is America Saves Week, http://www.americasavesweek.org/, which is when our competition begins, February 25th. (Note: The competition will close at 12:00 PM on April 26, 2013.)
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:
Employee Departments and Units
For inner-office savings resources, please check out our list of ideas located on the SMMC website.
University of Illinois Saves Campus Competition
Individuals affiliated with the University of Illinois (e.g., students and employees), have the opportunity to sign up as a "Saver" through the University of Illinois America Saves campaign between February 24 - April 10. Signing up as a Saver is as easy as 1, 2, 3!!! Here's how:
- Click the button above titled "Pledge to Save"
- Complete the form with your information
- 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 11.
For more information, visit the University of Illinois Student Money Management Center's website.