Participate in our 30-day savings challenge to boost your bottom line. Commit to saving $5 a day and you’ll add $150 to your savings balance in just thirty days! It’s as easy as cutting out your daily latte.
Get started on the right track
On your mark
Download a copy of the savings challenge tool so you can track your progress.
Read the Starting blocks for savings success below and make a plan to reach your savings goals.
Set up a $5 daily recurring transfer in digital banking.
- Go to Pay & transfer and select the Create & view tab.
- Click the schedule button, select your savings account as the recipient from the drop-down menu, and fill in the payment amount and date.
- Select the recurring button. Follow the prompts until you see the success notification.
You can stop the transfers after 30 days, or keep them going and watch your savings balance grow!
Starting blocks for savings success
Making a plan to save more money can be daunting. We’ve got a few tips to help you get started.
Have a separate place to stash your cash
Pairing a savings account with your existing checking account makes it easy to manage your money as it grows. We’ve got lots of savings options to help you meet your goal.
Give your savings account a nickname
If every time you transfer money into your savings account, you’re actually transferring it into “Car Repair” or “New Dishwasher,” you’re more likely to keep the money where it belongs. It’s not easy withdrawing cash for a pizza delivery when you have to take it out of “Emergency Vet Visit.”
Build a budget
Don’t forget to plan. Set up a personal budget in digital banking with existing categories (or add your very own). Create rules that place certain expenses into categories. Stick to your budget and move any money you don’t spend each month into your savings account. Things will add up fast.
This goal starts at home. Once a month, go through your kitchen, pantry or closet and make a list of what you’ve got. This makes it easier to create lists of what you need and keeps you from buying things you don’t need.
Set your savings on autopilot. Use the transfer tool in digital banking to move money easily between your eligible accounts. You can set up one-time transfers or schedule recurring transfers, which make it easier to set and to track (transferring $1 each day from your checking account to your savings account would save you $365 a year).
Go on a spending cleanse
Absence makes the heart grow fonder. Each week, pick one thing to do without. It can be coffee, going out to eat, happy hour or shopping. Cutting out a different thing each week helps you become more aware of where your money goes.
Start your 30-day savings challenge