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Interactive America Saves Annual Report Now Available

America Saves Week Real Savers Savings Annual Report First-Time Workers
Written by Tammy Greynolds · 19 September 2014

We are pleased to share with you the America Saves 2014 Annual Report. A lot happened from March 2013 to February 2014.

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A Quarter Saved…

Savings Tips Real Savers American Saver Saver Story
Written by Tammy Greynolds · 18 September 2014

This content comes from the most recent issue of the American Saver newsletter.

No one knows better than Savers how to find the extra dollar here and quarter there that, over time, add up to substantial savings. Here are a few of their favorite savings tips.

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Are You in Debt?

Debt Financial Planning Credit Counseling
Written by Guest Blogger · 16 September 2014

by Gail Cunningham, Media Relations, National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC)

People often ask me how they can tell if they’re in debt.  My standard answer is, “If it feels like it, you probably are.” Simply posing the question proves that you’re concerned.

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The #FridayFive: C.R.E.A.M.

#FridayFive
Written by Tammy Greynolds · 12 September 2014

If you aren’t on the @AmericaSaves Twitter bandwagon, it’s possible that you missed out on some great tweets this week! ICYMI, we want to share with you the top five pieces that highlight important topics for savers and partners alike.

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Five Steps to Manage Your Student’s College Debt

Debt College Saving for College
Written by Guest Blogger · 11 September 2014

By Brendan Coughlin, Head of Education and Auto Finance, Citizens Financial Group

According to a new study by Citizens Financial Group, only 55 percent of parents with children in college have a plan in place to pay for and manage their children’s college debt. Considering ninety-four percent of both parents and college students are concerned about the rising cost of college, not having a payment plan is a major cause for concern.

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  • Written by Annie Cromwell | January 14, 2014

    To minimize interest charges, limit credit card purchases to those you can pay off in full at the end of the month. In the end you'll have more for emergency savings. http://ow.ly/sj972

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Saving Early: Key to Successful Future

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

For Johnnie Lovett, a Young Illinois Saver, saving has been a habit since he was a teenager. “As a teenager, I was responsible for buying certain things with my allowance,”

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Developing a Savings "Game Plan"

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

Eunice Diaz, a teacher in Colorado Springs, had been noticing a pattern. Despite the fact that she and her husband were “making good money,” they were spending their entire earnings and “were still struggling at the end of the month.”

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Starting Over

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

Until last summer, Michael Lindman spent money freely. “I was a union truck driver for 35 years and had a good income,” said Lindman. “I owned my own home, saved a little, and tried to live within my own budget. You always think there’s going to be that much coming in, but things can change in a split second.”

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