America Saves Week 2019!

Popcorn Finance is excited to be partnering with the Consumer Federation of America for the 2nd year in a row to celebrate America Saves Week! This special week runs from Monday, February 25th through Saturday, March 2nd. This week will be packed with a ton of special events and episodes, starting with a very special bonus episode on Sunday, February 24th!

America Saves seeks to motivate, encourage, and support low- to moderate-income households to save money, reduce debt, and build wealth. The research-based campaign uses the principles of behavioral economics and social marketing to change behavior.

America Saves encourages individuals and families to take the America Saves pledge and organizations to promote savings year-round and during America Saves Week. Overall management for the campaign is provided by the non-profit Consumer Federation of America (CFA). CFA is comprised of over 270 consumer education, advocacy, and cooperative organizations dedicated to advancing the consumer interest.


Special America Saves Week Content Schedule

Sunday, February 24th – Podcast Episode

What is America Saves Week?  The Director of Strategic Engagement, Lindsay Ferguson, explains what this week is all about and walks us through each of the daily themes. You’ll learn a little bit and kick off America Saves Week all in about the time it takes to make a bag of popcorn!

Check out Lindsay Ferguson’s first Popcorn Finance appearance during Episode 053!


Monday, February 25th @ 1:30pm pst – Instagram Live

Jen Smith from the Frugal Friends Podcast joins me for an Instagram live to discuss why it’s so important to save with a plan and to share a few of our savings goals. Instagram.com/PopcornFinancePodcast

Hear more from Jen:

Episode 045: Add Some Spunk to Your No Spend Challenge

Episode 094: How Not to Die When Buying Things on Craigslist


Tuesday, February 26th – Podcast Episode

Tuesday’s theme is save the easy way… automatically. In this episode I discuss why automating your finances is crucial and two ways in which I make saving automatically seamless!


Wednesday, February 27th – Podcast Episode & Instagram Live

Bethany Bayless, co-host of The Money Millhouse podcast, joins me in celebrating Day #3 of America Saves Week! Bethany shares how saving for the unexpected covered her when large medical bills started to roll in.

12:30pm pst- Instagram Live

Bethany Bayless of The Money Millhouse podcast and I join forces for an Instagram Live to teach you how best to prepare for those unexpected emergency expenses. Instagram.com/PopcornFinancePodcast

Hear more from Bethany:

Episode 083: Never Have I Ever

Episode 096: Pop-Up Debates! Re-using Paper Towels, Cheap or Frugal?


Thursday, February 28th @ 12:30pm pst – Instagram Live

Julien, one half of rich & REGULAR, joins me for a discussion all about the importance of saving for retirement and what steps we are taking to be better prepared.

Hear more from Julian:

Episode 099: The Journey to FI


Friday, March 1st @ 6:00pm pst – Instagram Live

Allison Baggerly from Inspired Budget and I focus on Friday’s theme of Save the Extra. We will discuss some techniques and ideas for saving the extra money that sometimes finds its way in to our budget. Instagram.com/PopcornFinancePodcast

Hear More from Allison:

Episode 062: How Allison and Her Husband Paid Off Over $111,000 of Debt

Episode 090: So Many Failed Goals

First Ever Pop-Up Debates!

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