Building an Emergency Fund

Benjamin Moss · 30 May 2019

Twelve Successful Ways to Save Money

Reid Frankhauser · 15 April 2019

Save the Extra

Tammy G. Bruzon · 04 February 2019

Saving Energy = Saving Money

Darlene Aderoju · 24 April 2018

How to Start Planning for Retirement if You Haven't Already

Darlene Aderoju · 13 April 2018

5 Steps to Creating a Budget

Darlene Aderoju · 23 January 2018

Learn the ABCs of 529 College Savings Plans

Madeline Daniels · 05 December 2017

Five End of Year Savings Tips

Lani Poblete · 28 November 2017

Tax Time Savings Bonds

Lani Poblete · 17 November 2017

Three Ways to Avoid Paying Checking and Savings Account Fees

Lani Poblete · 27 October 2017

Pave the Way for Your Financial Future: Saving and Investing for Millennials

Lani Poblete · 26 May 2017

How Ivonne won $25,000 just by saving a portion of her tax refund

Madeline Daniels · 26 May 2017

Save with Direct Deposit

Madeline Daniels · 17 February 2017

Build your New Year’s resolution the SMART way

Tammy G. Bruzon · 11 January 2017

Meet the winners of July’s $50 savings challenge

Tammy G. Bruzon · 04 January 2017

America Saves Conversation with the Economists: Holiday Spending

Madeline Daniels · 17 November 2016

12 ways to save energy and money

Madeline Daniels · 05 October 2016

The ABCs of CDs

Madeline Daniels · 04 October 2016

American's Personal Savings Indicators Tumbled in Past Year, Especially for Lower-Income Americans

Madeline Daniels · 03 October 2016

The unexpected costs of buying a home

Madeline Daniels · 28 September 2016

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Make it Automatic

Holding ourselves accountable can be tough. Maria knew that if she didn’t “set it and forget it” she would have a hard time making sure her regular savings deposits were happening. In April, she took the America Saves Pledge and created a savings plan to increase her emergency fund.

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Put 20 Percent Away

“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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From Overwhelmed to In Control

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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