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4 Creative Ways to Maximize Savings Goals

A Christmas Club Savings Account is a specialized savings account designed for short-term savings goals.

Key features include: 

  • Short-Term Focus:
    Primarily intended for short-term savings goals but can be repurposed for various needs.
  • Periodic Deposits:
    Funds are deposited regularly throughout the year, often on a weekly or monthly basis, to accumulate savings gradually.
  • Interest Earnings:
    The account accrues interest, enhancing the total savings over time.
  • Withdrawal Penalties:
    Typically, penalties are applied if funds are withdrawn before a specified date in October to help you stay on track with your goals. 
4 Ways to Utilize a Christmas Club Savings Account
1. Holiday Travel and Experiences.
While traditionally associated with holiday spending, a Christmas Club savings account can be repurposed for experiences such as attending performances, traveling, or creating special memories.
Budget-Friendly Approach: By saving a modest amount weekly, individuals can make seemingly extravagant experiences, like attending the Nutcracker or a symphony, a reality.
2. Weddings. Honeymoons. Vacations.

Extend the utility of the Christmas Club account by using it for significant life events.

Flexible Usage: If not planning a fall or winter wedding, transfer the distributed Christmas Club funds to a traditional savings account for use during weddings or honeymoons scheduled at other times.

3. House or Vehicle Down Payment.

Leverage the account to tackle substantial goals like saving for a down payment.

Incremental Savings: By making consistent weekly deposits, individuals can accumulate a significant amount over a year, providing a less daunting approach to saving for a down payment.

4. Property Taxes and Insurance Premiums.
Prepare for annual expenses like property taxes and insurance premiums by using the Christmas Club savings account strategically.
Questions? Call us at 812-667-5101 or stop in one of our branches. 

Is it too late to open a Christmas Club Savings Account?
The Friendship State Bank’s Christmas Club runs from November through October of the following year and can be opened at any time. You can deposit as little or as much as you like at a frequency that works for you. 

Contact your favorite banker for more details.