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“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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You work. Why not let the EITC work for you?

Tax Time Saving Tax Credit Tax Time EITC
Written by Tammy G. Bruzon · 26 January 2017

Did you know that you might have extra money waiting for you this tax season? For the last 40 years, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) has made life better for millions of workers. Last year, more than 27 million eligible workers and families received more than $67 billion from the EITC, with an average credit of about $2,455. Yet the IRS estimates that one in five taxpayers misses this credit entirely.

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  • Written by Tammy G. Bruzon | February 3, 2017

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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.

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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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Getting Out of Debt

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

In 2004, Tonya Shelton was facing financial ruin. Barely making more than minimum wage and having lost her home to an unexpected family crisis, Shelton and her family were forced to live in a rundown hotel.

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