Your Weekly Motivation to Save More

Kick Start Your Savings

I often hear that the hardest part about saving is getting started. That’s why we are going to post ways to Kick Start Your Savings each week on the America Saves Blog. Anyone can take action and start to save today.

The following resources will help you take positive steps towards saving more now:

Inspiration from the Experts

9 ways to save on back to school – From MSN Money

  1. Take inventory
  2. Get the school's list
  3. Go through the ads
  4. Check prices online
  5. Buy in bulk and bundles
  6. Take advantage of tax holidays
  7. Look off the beaten path
  8. Make the kids work for extras
  9. Shop throughout the year

Got Debt? It’s Time for a Reality Check – From AARP.org

  • Challenge yourself to start paying off your bills now and work towards being debt-free.

The New Freshman 15: Financial Tips for College Students – From Daily Finance (An AOL Money & Finance Site)

  1. Be careful with credit
  2. Stick to a budget
  3. Save early and often
  4. Take advantage of student perks
  5. Pay less for textbooks
  6. Borrow as little as possible
  7. Get organized
  8. Avoid unnecessary fees
  9. Use technology wisely
  10. Protect yourself from fraud
  11. "Insure" success
  12. Capitalize on coupons
  13. Master relationships
  14. Invest in your future self
  15. Set limits

Inspiration from the America Saves Blog

Make Saving Automatic

  • Learn about direct deposit and how to make saving automatic.

Keeping Your Kids (and Your Wallet) Cool This Summer

  • Simple free fun activities you can do with your kids this summer.

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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Administrator2 | January 12, 2014

    Keep track of your spending. At least once a month, use credit card, checking, and other records to review what you've purchased. Then, ask yourself if it makes sense to reallocate some of this spending to an emergency savings account. http://ow.ly/sj972

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Saving Early: Key to Successful Future

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

For Johnnie Lovett, a Young Illinois Saver, saving has been a habit since he was a teenager. “As a teenager, I was responsible for buying certain things with my allowance,”

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Put 20 Percent Away

Written by Lindsay Ferguson | July 8, 2019

“I am a single mother, and I make ends meet for me and my daughter, but I wanted to put money away for my daughter for a college fund. So I started saving 20 percent of my paycheck every month to put it away in a savings account with a high Annual Percentage Yield (APY). By the time my daughter is 18, I will have saved nearly $90,000.”

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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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