Meet Esmeralda: 2019 SaveYourRefund Grand Prize Winner

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Two Illinois Women Win $10,000 Each by Sharing Their Resilience and Choosing to Save

Reid Frankhauser · 04 June 2019

Taxpayers Saved $2.4 Million Because Of SaveYourRefund

Reid Frankhauser · 01 May 2019

Five Tax Tips for 2019

Tammy G. Bruzon · 12 February 2019

Americans Can Win Big for Saving at Tax Time with SaveYourRefund

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Meet the 2018 SaveYourRefund Savings Champions

Madeline Daniels · 19 June 2018

Nursing Assistant and Waitress Win $10,000 for Inspirational Financial Stories

Darlene Aderoju · 05 June 2018

How Cassandra and Tara won $10,000 each just by saving for their futures

Madeline Daniels · 05 June 2018

3 Reasons Not to Consider a Big Tax Refund as “Extra Money”

Darlene Aderoju · 30 March 2018

Understanding the Earned Income Tax Credit

Madalyn Pemberton · 23 March 2018

SaveYourRefund Progress Form

Darlene Aderoju · 20 February 2018

10 Easy Ways to Prepare for Your Tax Site Visit

Madalyn Pemberton · 25 January 2018

3 Ways to Save More Money This Tax Season

Madalyn Pemberton · 09 January 2018

Getting a tax refund this year? Here's 9 things you can do with it

Madalyn Pemberton · 03 January 2018

Tax Time Savings Bonds

Lani Poblete · 17 November 2017

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

Madeline Daniels · 01 November 2017

SaveYourRefund Will Help Americans Win Big for Saving at Tax Time

Madeline Daniels · 27 September 2017

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

Madeline Daniels · 26 May 2017

Do I have to file taxes this year?

Tammy G. Bruzon · 17 March 2017

#ASW17 Savings Focus: Saving at Tax Time

Tammy G. Bruzon · 02 March 2017

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A Think Like A Saver Attitude

Melissa has always been thrifty with a #ThinkLikeASaver attitude. This served her family well when her husband lost his job in 2014. Using their savings, Melissa’s family stayed afloat while her husband found a new job. During his job search they used a majority of their savings, but that is OKAY. Savings are fluid! They’re supposed to be used in the case of emergency, and this qualified as such.

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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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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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