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New Partner Resource Packet: Saving for College

College Education Saving for College
Written by Tammy Greynolds · 28 July 2014

The new Partner Resource Packet for the end of summer is out!

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The #FridayFive: Stories and Savings and Celebs - Oh My!

Written by Tammy Greynolds · 25 July 2014

Do you follow @AmericaSaves on Twitter? If not, you may have missed out on some great articles or blog posts from the past week related to personal finance, savings, or news from America Saves and its campaigns. ICYMI, we share with you each Friday the top five pieces that highlight important topics for savers and partners alike.

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Veterans Financial Coalition Formed to Serve Financial Needs of Transitioning Veterans

Military Saves Resource Veterans
Written by April Crews · 23 July 2014

The following post comes from the Military Saves Blog.  Follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

A new coalition to serve the needs of transitioning veterans was formed last month, and includes a partnership between five major consumer organizations including Military Saves and our coordinating organization Consumer Federation of America (CFA). The new Veterans Financial Coalition will work to improve the financial security of the nation’s growing veteran population as they return to civilian life.

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Committing to America Saves

Young Savers Savings
Written by Guest Blogger · 22 July 2014

By Naomi Camper, Head of Nonprofit Engagement, JPMorgan Chase 

Beginning a new job can be an exciting yet overwhelming experience, particularly for first-time workers. New names and faces, a series of responsibilities, and high expectations swirl those first few days and weeks on the job. It is important to ensure that first-time workers receive the support and guidance they need to succeed professionally and personally, both inside and outside of the workplace.

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What Savers Say

Savings Tips Personal Savings Family Savings
Written by Tammy Greynolds · 21 July 2014

If you read the blog, like us on Facebook, or follow @AmericaSaves on Twitter, you know that we love to share the best tips and advice on personal finance, savings, budgeting, and managing debt that we can get our hands on. We realize, though, that often the best advice comes from you, the saver.

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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Annie Cromwell | January 12, 2014

    Keep track of your spending. At least once a month, use credit card, checking, and other records to review what you've purchased. Then, ask yourself if it makes sense to reallocate some of this spending to an emergency savings account. http://ow.ly/sj972

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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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Challenging Herself to Save

Written by Sara Cooper | April 15, 2014

It all started when Marchale Burton overheard Alabama cooperative extension colleague Isaac Chappelle, coordinator of Alabama Saves, explaining how saving just a little bit – even change – is all it takes to become a saver. “I thought about that,” Burton said, “and wanted to see if it would work.” So, she challenged herself to see how much change she could save.

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Written by Tammy Greynolds | July 15, 2014

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