America Saves Week is recognized February 19-26, 2012. As part of this, on the website they give ideas of things to do throughout the month to get your financial life in order.

One way to save is to Save automatically with each paycheck. Figure out how much you want to save and have that amount automatically withdrawn from your account to coordinate with your paychecks and have it deposited into a savings account. One of the advantages of having it automatic is that it is not as easy to skip a month as if you are writing a check to savings each month. If you are writing a check to withdraw money it may be easier to think you cannot afford it and skip. One resource I have found with more information on making your payments and savings automatic is The Automatic Millionaire by David Bach.

As part of America Saves Week starting next Sunday, February 19 thru the 26th I will be hosting a giveaway each day of that week. Some of the items included in the give away are the Money Savvy Savings bank and Kids and Money Page-a-Day Calendar.