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Milestone 1

Save $1,000 for an emergency.

It isn't a matter of if it is going to rain, it's a matter of when.

Tools to Get You Started

Open an Emergency Savings Account and earn 2.021% APY* on the first $1,000 in your Emergency Savings account.

*APY = Annual Percentage Yield

Enroll in change it up and round up your debit transaction amounts into your Emergency Savings Account.

Set up an automatic transfer amount from your account to your emergency savings.

Create a budget using Goals & Budgets. Opens dialog.

Member Story:
Milestone 1 - Emergency Savings

"We've been learning a lot about healthy stewardship of the resources we've been entrusted with in the past couple years. Even though we had already saved 3-6 months of expenses in a FAIRWINDS CD, we wanted our young daughters to feel what it is like to save $1000. With crayons and a long roll of paper, we drew an eight foot tall meter and tracked our savings in $10 increments - selling things, having car washes on our driveway, pausing Netflix, and other such strategies. We discussed what the money is for, that is - what constitutes an emergency. Within a month, we reached our goal! We celebrated with a cake, made by our 8 year old! This was an all-hands-on-deck family experience, part of our hope to raise our children who live in financial freedom."

DawnOrlando, FL

Tip: Saving just $19 a week will amount to a $1,000 emergency fund in one year.​

Goal Savings Calculator

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Tip: Change it Up is an easy, automatic, out of sight – out of mind way to build your emergency savings. Members save on average $18 per month!