5 Holiday Mistakes That Could Cost You

Darlene Aderoju · 30 November 2018

Financial Foresight During Holiday Fun

Tammy G. Bruzon · 03 August 2018

Celebrate Mother's Day on a Budget

Darlene Aderoju · 09 May 2018

Valentine's Day Hacks to Save You Money

Darlene Aderoju · 07 February 2018

How to Avoid Holiday Overspending

Madalyn Pemberton · 19 December 2017

The (Budget-Friendly) Joy of Gift Giving

Madalyn Pemberton · 14 December 2017

Reducing Financial Stress During the Holidays

Madalyn Pemberton · 12 December 2017

Save Money and Give the Gift of Time This Holiday Season

Madalyn Pemberton · 21 November 2017

'Tis the Season for Saving!

Madalyn Pemberton · 20 November 2017

How to Save During the Holidays

Madalyn Pemberton · 01 November 2017

It's time to start thinking about your tax refund!

Madeline Daniels · 01 November 2017

15 Halloween Costumes That Won't Terrify Your Budget

Madalyn Pemberton · 03 October 2017

5 ways to protect yourself from holiday scams

Tammy G. Bruzon · 14 December 2016

5 more things we learned about holiday spending from talking to a couple of economists

Madeline Daniels · 07 December 2016

5 things we learned about holiday spending from talking to a couple of economists

Madeline Daniels · 23 November 2016

America Saves Conversation with the Economists: Holiday Spending

Madeline Daniels · 17 November 2016

Free Holiday Budget Printable

Madeline Daniels · 01 November 2016

Free Holiday Budget Printable

Madeline Daniels · 01 November 2016

15 Frighteningly Frugal Halloween Costumes

Madeline Daniels · 11 October 2016

It’s five months to the holidays, and not a day too early to start saving

Madeline Daniels · 29 July 2016

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In 2017 Debi felt overwhelmed. Her credit cards were maxed, and she wasn't exactly sure how to handle it. When asked how her credit issues started, her answer sounded like many Savers that we've spoken to: making too many impulse purchases. “I was driven by feelings like ‘That sounds good,’ or ‘I am too tired to cook.’” Then she attended a university extension program that introduced her to America Saves. That’s where she heard the tip that set her on her savings journey - stop accumulating debt.

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Challenging Herself to Save

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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Transforming “I Can’t Save” to “I Will Save”

You will not believe what it took to completely change my life. About three years ago, the HR Administrator of the corporation where I worked (as a temp with no benefits) forwarded an email to me. Fifteen seconds. One small act of kindness. That's it - that's all it took!

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