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National Save for Retirement Week 2014

Retirement Personal Savings NS4RW
Written by Tammy Greynolds · 16 October 2014

The eight annual National Save for Retirement Week (NS4RW), taking place next week, October 19th – 25th, provides a great opportunity to reflect on your personal retirement goals and determine whether you’re on target to reach them.

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How Local Saves Campaigns Get Involved in America Saves Week

America Saves Week Local Campaigns ASW2015 ASW
Written by Tammy Greynolds · 15 October 2014

America Saves Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior to their members, constituents, partners, and employees. The week presents an avenue for organizations to encourage, support, and motivate individuals to reduce debt, set goals, create a plan, and save money.

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Identity Theft in a Digital Age: Deter, Detect, Defend.

Credit Identity Theft Identity Fraud
Written by Guest Blogger · 14 October 2014

By Daniel Boylan, Instructor of Finance, Ball State University

Transunion reports that approximately 19 people become victims of identity theft every minute.

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The #FridayFive: PSI, FBF, & the Vault

#FridayFive
Written by Tammy Greynolds · 10 October 2014

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

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Sign Up Now Open for America Saves Week 2015!

America Saves Week ASW2015
Written by Tammy Greynolds · 09 October 2014

We are excited to announce that the America Saves Week sign up is now open. We hope that all of you will join us once again in this annual opportunity to encourage, support, and motivate individuals to reduce debt and save money.

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  • Written by Katie Bryan | November 18, 2013

    Save for #presents rather than relying on #credit http://ow.ly/pV4nN

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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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Getting Out of Debt

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

In 2004, Tonya Shelton was facing financial ruin. Barely making more than minimum wage and having lost her home to an unexpected family crisis, Shelton and her family were forced to live in a rundown hotel.

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Starting and Continuing a Personal Finance Journey

Written by Sara Cooper | December 23, 2013

When Kiara Hardin, now a junior at Western Illinois University, became an intern with the Chicago Summer Business Institute during her sophomore year of high school, she began her personal finance journey. The program required participants to open a savings account.

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Written by Tammy Greynolds | July 15, 2014

Are you trying to save more money? Not sure what your should be savings for? Then text SAVES to 30364 or enter your phone number below. Through these texts you will get savings tips and advice and can decide what you really want to save for.

Those who receive text messages from America Saves are already seeing the benefits.

  • 58 percent said America Saves texts had been very or somewhat helpful.
  • 40 percent would like to receive America Saves texts more often.
  • When asked how well they are saving or managing debt since getting our texts, 16 percent said much better and 56 percent said a bit better.
  • 59 percent said they would recommend that friends or family sign up for America Saves text messages.
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