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Despite learning from her parents the importance of having savings, Abby learned how difficult it can be to maintain and build savings in the real world.

Her goal was to have at least 3 months of expenses saved, so as a 21-year-old college student, she approached Affinity Plus. She’d heard about programs that automatically saved for you, and wanted to give them a try.

Cash: Stashed

With the Stash Your Cash program, each of Abby’s debit purchases were rounded up to the next dollar, and the difference was deposited into her savings account automatically. With WINcentive® Savings accounts, the more she saved, the more chances she had at winning monthly cash prize drawings.

Since enrolling in the Stash Your Cash and WINcentive Savings programs, Abby has saved more than $1,850 – and she was also one of the lucky $500 WINcentive Savings winners. The programs made it feel easy for her to save, she said.

“I don’t have to think about it – I don’t even pay attention,” Abby said. “A small amount every few weeks really adds up.”