America Saves Blog

Blog

Tips, advice, and the latest news from the savings world.

How to Protect Yourself from Tax Scams

Tax Time Saving Identity Theft Identity Fraud Tax Time
Written by FINRA Investor Education Foundation Staff · 18 January 2017

By FINRA Investor Education Foundation Staff

No one wants to pay more tax than they owe, and no one wants to be scammed out of their hard-earned money. So, what can you do to protect yourself from tax and other scams that propagate this time of year?

Build your New Year’s resolution the SMART way

Automatic Savings Resolutions Goals Savings Personal Savings
Written by Tammy G. Bruzon · 11 January 2017

Are you working on your New Year’s resolutions? If so, you’re one of just over 60 percent of Americans who do so. The fact is that only 8 percent of people are actually successful in achieving their resolution, but people who explicitly make resolutions are 10 times – yes, 10 times – more likely to attain their goals than people who don’t.

Meet the winners of July’s $50 savings challenge

Real Savers Savings Savings Challenge
Written by Tammy G. Bruzon · 04 January 2017

The New Year is here, and as we look toward the future, we can’t help but to reflect on successes over the past year. America Saves introduced a series of savings challenges, providing opportunities to get a jump start on savings goals. We were thrilled to help savers find the motivation they needed in 2016.

5 ways to protect yourself from holiday scams

Holiday Identity Theft Identity Fraud
Written by Tammy G. Bruzon · 14 December 2016

The holidays are underway, but that doesn’t mean that shopping is yet complete. Unfortunately, it does mean that there are still opportunities for your identity and your financial information to be compromised.

financial puzzle pieces

Manage your money better with three basic steps

Debt Budgeting Goals Financial Well-being
Written by Tammy G. Bruzon · 09 December 2016

Being good with money isn’t about how much you make—it’s all about how you plan. Whether you’re handling finances for yourself or for the whole family, what you need to be good with money is everyday management.

Take the Pledge

I pledge to save money, reduce debt, and build wealth over time. I will encourage my family and friends to do the same

Take the America Saves Pledge

Blogger Resources

We are always looking for guest bloggers to share their savings tips and advice with our readers. 

Review Submission Guidelines

Tip of the Day

  • Written by Tammy G. Bruzon | January 16, 2017

    What you should know about the EITC delay in 2017 >> http://bit.ly/2hTPLyb v/ @AmericaSaves #taxrefund

Saver Stories View all »

Taking Steps Toward Financial Fitness

Written by Tammy G. Bruzon | November 7, 2014

Nicky Vasquez learned about Virginia Saves when she attended her first class with Bank On Virginia Beach. The instructor shared how important it was to have a written savings goal, and the entire class joined Virginia Saves as the first step toward financial fitness.

Read more...

Inspired to Build Savings By Starting Small

Written by Great Lakes Michigan Saves | April 19, 2016

With little-to-no money in the bank and living on a limited income with her adult daughter, Sharon wasn’t sure if building up savings for her future was even possible. “At my age, to put debts behind me would be a relief,” she said, but she wasn’t quite sure how to even get started with a savings plan. That all changed when Sharon attended the Great Lakes Michigan Saves Pay Yourself First Saver’s Summit during America Saves Week.

Read more...

Learning to Save

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

Kisha Barns’s financial situation was undisciplined, unrestricted, and impulsive before she came into contact with her local America Saves campaign, Charlotte Saves.

Read more...

Receive Updates

Sign up for Texts

Written by Tammy G. Bruzon | July 15, 2014

Sign Up

Sign up for Emails

Written by Super User | September 16, 2013

Get Emails

Take the Pledge

Written by Super User | September 16, 2013

Start Saving