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5 more things we learned about holiday spending from talking to a couple of economists

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Written by Madeline Daniels · 08 December 2016

America Saves recently shared some of our favorite thoughts and lessons from our conversation with two economists who often have different views about savings issues that impact not only the national economy, but our families as well.

FDIC: Number of households without a bank account declining

Written by Nancy Register · 01 December 2016

New research from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) shows that the number of U.S. households without a bank account is declining. Just 7 percent of U.S. households were unbanked in 2015, down from 8.2 percent in 2011, according to the National Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Households.

5 things we learned about holiday spending from talking to a couple of economists

Automatic Savings Savings Tips Holiday Credit Card
Written by Madeline Daniels · 23 November 2016

America Saves recently sat down with two economists who often have different views in the first of four conversations about savings issues that impact not only the national economy, but our families as well.

5 tips for turning your passion into a side gig

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Written by Madeline Daniels · 21 November 2016

New research from Harvard and Princeton shows that in the last decade, the percentage of workers in “alternative work arrangements,” including contract and freelance work, increased 50 percent. The gig economy is booming, and with it the number of platforms designed to help you find contract work or sell your services directly.

America Saves Conversation with the Economists: Holiday Spending

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Written by Nancy Register · 17 November 2016

America Saves is launching the first in a series of four conversations with economists Aaron Klein, fellow in economic studies and policy director of the Initiative on Business and Public Policy at the Brookings Institution, and Mark Calabria, director of financial regulation studies at the Cato Institute, on large economic questions and how they impact the financial well-being of individual households. In the first video of the series, which we're calling America Saves Conversation with the Economists, we asked about the role of holiday spending in the nation’s economy.

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  • Written by Katie Bryan | November 27, 2013

    Take control of #saving & #spending during the #holidays - create a holiday budget! http://ow.ly/CP1lO

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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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Transforming “I Can’t Save” to “I Will Save”

Written by Guest Blogger | January 13, 2016

You will not believe what it took to completely change my life. About three years ago, the HR Administrator of the corporation where I worked (as a temp with no benefits) forwarded an email to me. Fifteen seconds. One small act of kindness. That's it - that's all it took!

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