FORUM announced three SaveItUp Challenge winners. Participants were entered to win three cash prizes once they enrolled in the program, completed two financial steps, and met at least one goal. Three goal categories were offered: Savings, Debt Reduction, and Financial Education.
Savings Goal winner Miranda Thomson won a $1,000 Weekly 5 Club Account – a savings account that gives members the chance to win prizes by making regular deposits to their savings. Her favorite part of the Challenge was the encouragement she received from the FORUM Branch Manager who helped her.
The SaveItUp Challenge Debt Reduction goal winner of a $1,000 Weekly 5 Club Account went to Karey Kirkpatrick. Ms. Kirkpatrick described her reaction to winning as, “I just got engaged, so it was perfect timing!” She also stated that the Challenge helped her to think before spending money and to put aside savings first.
As the winner of the Financial Literacy prize, Gaby Kienitz shared her plans for her $500 Weekly 5 Club prize, “It will become part of my annual contribution to an IRA.” When asked what her favorite part of the Challenge was, Ms. Kienitz said, “The free credit check and analysis. I’ve wondered in the past what the numbers mean, and now I know.”