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Four Easy Ways to Make Saving a Family Affair

Savings Tips Family Savings
Written by America Saves · 30 May 2019

Everyone in your household can play a role in the financial success of your home. Here are four easy ways to make saving a priority for everyone under your roof. 

Help Your Teen Save Some of Their Summer Earnings

Savings Tips Teen Savings summer jobs
Written by Amelia O'Rourke-Owens · 28 May 2019

Summer is coming up fast which means many parents will see their teen taking seasonal employment. Summer is peak time for youth employment, as almost 61 percent of 16 – 24 year olds participate in the labor force in July.[1] Our America Saves for Young Workers program works with 30 youth employers across the country who employ over 140,000 youth. We’ve taken our messages and lessons-learned and translated them for parents who would like to be proactive in their teen’s employment this summer.

Three Tips to Help You Go Green and Save Some Green This Summer

Savings Tips Green Savings Environmentally Friendly
Written by Lila Quintiliani · 15 May 2019

Everything is blooming, the pollen is slowly washing away, and the temperatures are steadily rising. Yes, summer is just around the corner. And that means one thing: the air conditioner will be on full blast, all day every day, and utility bills will be huge. Here are three ways you can save money on your electric bill this summer.

7 Ways Mothers Can Save Money

Savings Tips Family Savings Mother's Day
Written by Carolyn Pemberton · 10 May 2019

For Mother’s Day America Saves wants to help mothers spend less, save more and teach your children about saving.

Taxpayers Saved $2.4 Million Because Of SaveYourRefund

Tax Time Saving SaveYourRefund taxes Refund
Written by Lindsay Ferguson · 01 May 2019

That’s a wrap! The 2019 tax season has ended and SaveYourRefund motivated nearly 3,000 taxpayers to save a portion of their tax refund. Through split deposit into multiple accounts and IRS Form 8888, over $2.4 million refund dollars were saved.

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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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The Gift of Homeownership

Written by Tammy G. Bruzon | August 5, 2015

Quaneka Willis, a single mother of three children, was receiving rental assistance through the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee when she decided to take control of her finances. So, in September of 2013 she attended the Make Your Money Talk program and pledged as a Wisconsin Saver. In less than 12 months, she had maximized her savings and was beginning the process of purchasing her first home.

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Budget like Nohemi

Written by Guest Blogger | April 19, 2019

Nohemi found out about America Saves a few years ago as an undergraduate at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She remembers attending a University of Illinois Saves event where she decorated a piggy bank and took the Pledge, but college life made her put the thought of saving at the back of her mind. Those thrifty thoughts resurfaced when she graduated with a degree in public health.

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