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Save the Dates for America Saves Week: Feb. 25-March 2

By Mary Hightower
U of A System Division of Agriculture 

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LITTLE ROCK – Never seem to have any money? America Saves Week, Feb. 25-March 2, could be the beginning of the end for your empty piggy bank.

The Cooperative Extension Service is working as a partner with the Consumer Federation of America to mark America Saves Week and encourage everyone to take that first step toward greater financial security. 

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AMERICA SAVES -- This program helps people obtain financial security. (U of A System Division of Agriculture image)

“Learning to save can ease the stress of living paycheck to paycheck. Financial security brings peace of mind.” said Laura Hendrix, associate professor and extension personal finance expert for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. “America Saves is designed to provide easy ways for people to put money aside and build financial security.”

“America Saves is a way to help individuals save automatically, more effectively, sustainably, and to develop a habit of saving,” she said. 

The Division of Agriculture offers many online resources to Arkansans interested in participating in the America Saves program. Individuals can begin by visiting to take the online pledge, and sign up to receive email or text message reminders to help them stay on course toward their saving goals. 

Individuals can take a free online courses on financial saving and other topics at And interested Arkansans can also garner a wealth of financial advice by visiting the Virtual Financial Fair at

To learn more about planning for financial success, contact your local Cooperative Extension Service agent or visit


About the Division of Agriculture 

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system. 

The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.  

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact your county office as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.

Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2126

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