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Press Teleconference: New Survey to be Released Reveals Significant Changes in Personal Savings Habits

America Saves Week Research Press Release
Written by America Saves · 24 February 2017

Contact: Jack Gillis, CFA, (202) 737-0766
Carolyn Pemberton, ASEC, (571) 212-5475

WASHINGTON -- America Saves, managed by the Consumer Federation of America, and the American Savings Education Council will release the latest survey of America’s savings habits and adequacy during a press teleconference on Monday, Feb. 27th at 12:00 noon EST kicking off America Saves Week 2017.  New information released at the press conference will include:

“Split to Save” Campaign Launches to Encourage American Workers to Increase Savings and Build Wealth through Split Deposit

Automatic Savings Direct Deposit Press Release
Written by Madeline Daniels · 16 February 2017

NACHA and partner organizations will host webinar, highlight the value of Split Deposit during America Saves Week, Feb. 27 - March 4, through Direct Deposit and Direct Payment via ACH Month in May

Survey indicates that America Saves Pledge facilitates saving

Research Press Release
Written by Madeline Daniels · 09 February 2017

Survey also reveals that social factors influence saving and that spending habits, as well as lack of income, are barriers to saving

Simple tips for saving money every day

Savings Tips Personal Savings Better Money Habits
Written by Tammy G. Bruzon · 08 February 2017

A little bit of savings can go a long way and by now, you’re probably familiar with the basics. You’ve probably heard America Saves talk about how cutting your soda consumption during the week or coffee on your way to work can save you a few hundred dollars a year or how challenging yourself to bring your lunch to work every day for a week can help you stick a few dollars back in your pocket. Just a few simple changes to your daily spending habits can mean the difference between saving money and, well, not.

Tax Scammers Target Might Target You: Here’s What to Do

Identity Theft Identity Fraud Tax Time
Written by Federal Trade Commission · 31 January 2017

It’s that time of year — tax time. It’s also a great time to get up to speed on tax-related scams. Here are two ways tax scammers might target you and what you can do about it:

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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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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.

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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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