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Creating a budget for your family

Written by Kia Young · 25 June 2020

It’s always the right time to create a saving and spending plan (aka a budget). It’s also a good idea to revisit that plan annually or when a major shift occurs in your income or expenses. 

We’ve created an easy to use, but thorough, Spending and Saving Plan tool to use. Before you get started, here are some tips to help you #ThinkLikeASaver, ensuring that your money is working smarter and harder for you.

4 Steps to Spending Your Stimulus Check Wisely When You Don't Have An Emergency Fund

Written by Carolyn Pemberton · 09 April 2020

Most Americans don't have an emergency fund. While we're all experiencing this pandemic very differently — some having only minor inconveniences and others finding themselves without a job or having to close their business — those without a savings cushion are vulnerable to feeling the ramifications of COVID-19 for a very long time.

Pantry Shopping and Meal Planning Preparation Tips

Written by Carolyn Pemberton · 02 April 2020

With experts telling Americans to practice social distancing and to be ready for a possible 14-day self-quarantine one of our first concerns is food. How do we shop and prepare for 14 days worth of meals? Equally important are concerns about shopping without overbuying and staying on a budget.

7 Free Family Fun Ideas to Try While Sheltering in Place

Written by Shykeia Spinks · 02 April 2020

Just a few weeks ago it’s possible that we felt time escaped us. As closings from the COVID-19 pandemic force people to stay in their homes, we are reunited with our time, but may struggle to find exciting and interesting ways to spend it.

No worries! We’re sharing a list of seven free activities to enjoy with your family while social distancing.

Where To Get Financial Help During The COVID-19 Crisis

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Written by Kia Young · 19 March 2020

Over the past several weeks, as the COVID-19 global pandemic has spread, so has the need for resources and emergency aid. Each hour brings with it new developments, announcements, and changes, making it hard to keep up or know exactly where to reach out in the event you need assistance.

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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Administrator2 | January 9, 2014

    Fourth saving strategy: Save automatically through a monthly transfer from checking to savings http://ow.ly/sj3vP

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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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Coping with a Lost Job

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

Aimee Shaffer worked as a Public Service News Director for radio for years until one day her employer downsized the company, resulting in hundreds of lost jobs, including Aimee’s.

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#ImSavingFor Winner Story

Written by Lindsay Ferguson | June 13, 2019

America Saves awarded one lucky saver, Pedram R. from California, $750 for sharing his #ImSavingFor story. Pedram said, “Saving is important to me because it proves I am not willing to buy unnecessary things to please others or to be perceived as successful.”

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