America Saves has launched a new free text message service, as part of Financial Literacy Month, to keep you motivated to save. And if that isn’t enough, they are giving away $500 to help one person reach their savings goal. (Must be 18 years of age or older to win.)

How to enter to win the $500:
1.Pledge to save by filling out the form between April 1 and April 30, 2013.

2.Click the box to receive text messages and enter your phone number. (standard text messaging rates apply)

They will use the goal you choose to send you goal-specific text messages. Text messages will come in the form of tips to help you find money to save, as well as advice and reminders to help you save for your specific goal. Check it out at

Good Luck and Happy Saving!

Barbara Gibson
Women's Issues