Top Five America Saves Blogs of 2015

Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year! In the spirit of auld lang syne, we’ve compiled a list of the top five blog posts from 2015. These are posts that had the most hits (or reads) throughout the year. The topics highlighted in this year's top posts represent areas of importance and growth for the America Saves campaign; including our participation in the Campaign for a Secure Retirement, research surrounding the America Saves for Young Workers program, as well as trends and tips in savings and personal finance.

15 Savings Techniques for 2015

Savings isn’t just about putting money in the bank; it can be accomplished in many ways, all of them helpful to the individual. This list of money saving techniques is broken into three distinct styles of savings: (1) restricting purchases to prioritize need rather than want, (2) reserving money for later, and (3) reducing the cost of needed items bought.

Challenge Yourself to Save Big This Year with These 3 Fun Ways to Save

It’s a new year and an opportunity to get reenergized about saving money and reaching your savings goals. The easiest way to save money is to set up an automatic system to save. But you have to cut back in order to free up that money each month. You may want to find even more money to save during January and February to build up an emergency fund for the rest of the year or pay down any holiday debt.

Nonprofit and Government Groups Launch Campaign for a Secure Retirement

Social Security along with America Saves, the American Savings Education Council, the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement launched the “Campaign for a Secure Retirement: Helping Millions of Americans Plan and Save for Retirement.” The campaign is a joint national educational retirement campaign to encourage retirement planning and saving and promote the online Social Security Statement, available through my Social Security, as an important retirement planning tool.

Focus Group Results Show Young Adults Know It Is Important To Save But No One Is Showing Them How

America Saves released a report of the top ten findings from focus groups with first-time youth workers regarding their saving and spending. Many of these youth completed the America Saves First-Time Worker program as part of their summer job. The America Saves initiative partners with Summer Youth Employment Programs (SYEP) to encourage young workers to set up direct deposit and save a portion of their paycheck.

Get the Scoop on Credit Scores

Credit scores are an important part of understanding your complete financial picture - and ultimately building wealth. Your credit impacts your ability to qualify for a home loan or a credit card, but can also affect your eligibility for cellphone service, apartment rental, and more.

America Saves continued to grow and evolve in 2015, and we can’t wait to see all that 2016 will bring. We are so proud of all the Savers who have taken the America Saves pledge this year. Congratulations & keep saving!

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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Tammy G. Bruzon | October 21, 2014

    Impulse buys are an easy way to blow your holiday budget. Make a plan & stick to it! http://ow.ly/CVJZf

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The Gift of Homeownership

Written by Tammy G. Bruzon | August 5, 2015

Quaneka Willis, a single mother of three children, was receiving rental assistance through the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee when she decided to take control of her finances. So, in September of 2013 she attended the Make Your Money Talk program and pledged as a Wisconsin Saver. In less than 12 months, she had maximized her savings and was beginning the process of purchasing her first home.

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Budget like Nohemi

Written by Guest Blogger | April 19, 2019

Nohemi found out about America Saves a few years ago as an undergraduate at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She remembers attending a University of Illinois Saves event where she decorated a piggy bank and took the Pledge, but college life made her put the thought of saving at the back of her mind. Those thrifty thoughts resurfaced when she graduated with a degree in public health.

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A Think Like A Saver Attitude

Written by Benjamin Moss | November 26, 2019

Melissa has always been thrifty with a #ThinkLikeASaver attitude. This served her family well when her husband lost his job in 2014. Using their savings, Melissa’s family stayed afloat while her husband found a new job. During his job search they used a majority of their savings, but that is OKAY. Savings are fluid! They’re supposed to be used in the case of emergency, and this qualified as such.

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