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Webinar – Savings Tips for College Seniors and New Employees

Written by Super User · 21 September 2011

September 21, 2011

By Katie Bryan, America Saves Communications Manager

America Saves is conducted a free webinar with the Department of Labor and the Women’s Institute for Secure Retirement to encourage and motivate young workers and those soon to be entering the workforce to save at work.


Time is On Your Side – Savings Tips for College Seniors and New Employees

Webcast – September 22, 2011

1:00 pm to 2:15 EDT

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration

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Whether you are looking ahead to graduation or just starting your career, you probably have a number of financial decisions to make.  The U.S. Department of Labor is sponsoring this webcast to provide information to help you manage your money so you can do the things you want to do in the future – both short-term and long-term.  You may feel like you are not earning very much and there are a lot of demands on your income.  But if you start saving even a little, that money will have time to grow.

5 Ways to Save Money on Groceries

Written by Guest Blogger · 20 September 2011

September 20, 2011

By Meg Favreau

Meg is the Senior Editor of Wise Bread, a website with thousands of ways to help you get your finances in control and live large on a small budget.

Save Money on GroceriesI would like to begin by telling you that I unabashedly love food.  I love trying new food, I love making favorite old meals, I love eating healthy, and I love an indulgent pile of nachos, a slice of fudgy cake, and other not-so-good-for-me treats. In short, there’s little food that I don’t love.

But I also love saving money, and I know that food – especially healthy food – can sometimes seem prohibitively expensive (or, if it’s cheap, seem mind-numbingly bland). The good news is that there are a lot of ways to eat delicious, good-for-you food while saving money.

1. Learn to Cook

This is the biggest key to saving money on groceries. If you can’t cook recipes you enjoy, you’re going to spend more money to eat out or buy expensive, not-so-healthy already prepared foods. Cooking can be intimidating if you’ve never done it before. The trick is to arm yourself with patience, some good recipes, and, if you’re lucky, a friend, relative, or even cooking-show host who can teach you some techniques.

Start simply – look up recipes for some of your favorite simple foods on sites like or, where users can rate and comment on recipes. Remember that everything might not turn out great at first, but you’ll only get better with practice.

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Nichelle Johnson, a single mom with two teenage children, knows what it’s like to stretch a dollar. When she moved back to Virginia Beach in 2008, she provided for her family with just a part-time library position.


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.


Saving Early: Key to Successful Future

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

For Johnnie Lovett, a Young Illinois Saver, saving has been a habit since he was a teenager. “As a teenager, I was responsible for buying certain things with my allowance,”


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