New Savings Theme: Teaching Youth to Save

Over the next five weeks, the America Saves blog will feature articles and guest blogs on the topic of youth savings. America Saves, along with our 52 local campaigns will be featuring information on how to teaching youth to save.

Financial habits are learned at a very young age. These days, people are increasingly forced to pay greater attention to personal finance and are discovering that they are unprepared to handle their own finances, let alone educate their children. While many parents are seeking more information to better their own financial situation, they often forget or are not confident enough to pass on the lessons they are learning. This needs to change. Remember that it’s never too late to start talking with your kids about finances

If you would like to join the conversation about youth savings, download our latest resource packet. The resource packet contains:

  • A sample article
  • Social media content
  • Tools and resources

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We have designed the packet to help you communicate with the public, your audience, and your friends, to help them save for a arge purchase. Look for new packets from America Saves every six weeks.

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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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Challenging Herself to Save

Written by Sara Cooper | April 15, 2014

It all started when Marchale Burton overheard Alabama cooperative extension colleague Isaac Chappelle, coordinator of Alabama Saves, explaining how saving just a little bit – even change – is all it takes to become a saver. “I thought about that,” Burton said, “and wanted to see if it would work.” So, she challenged herself to see how much change she could save.

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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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