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

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

Keeping Your Kids (and Your Wallet) Cool This Summer

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