Young America Saves Pledge

You must be 14 years old or older to take the pledge. (If you are 13 or younger and would like to join, please ask your parent, guardian, Youth Center staff, or teacher.)

Tip of the Day

  • Tip to #save when shopping: You can #save more than 10% by comparing prices at different stores.

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Starting and Continuing a Personal Finance Journey

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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Coping with a Lost Job

Aimee Shaffer worked as a Public Service News Director for radio for years until one day her employer downsized the company, resulting in hundreds of lost jobs, including Aimee’s.

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Saving Early: Key to Successful Future

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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