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4 Ways to Save Money With a Fluctuating Income

Written by Guest Blogger · 06 June 2018

By Jacquelyn Pica

Getting paid a steady salary is great, but it’s not a reality for everyone.

We live in a world of freelancers, independent contractors, side hustlers and commission-based jobs. Although this type of work doesn’t offer the same consistent paycheck, there are still ways to budget and save money when you have a fluctuating income.

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

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Written by Darlene Aderoju · 05 June 2018

Commonwealth and America Saves Announce SaveYourRefund $10,000 Grand Prize Winners

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

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Written by Lindsay Ferguson · 05 June 2018

“Saving money enables me to be more self-reliant and gives me greater peace of mind.”

5 Savings Do NOTs

Written by Darlene Aderoju · 01 June 2018

National Donut Day was Friday! You can indulge your sweet tooth without indulging in spending. Here are some savings “do nots” to keep in mind to reach your savings goal.

Meet the 2018 recipients of the America Saves Designation of Savings Excellence

Military Saves Bank Credit Union Designation of Savings Excellence Banks
Written by Madeline Daniels · 29 May 2018

Today, 37 banks, credits unions, and military-affiliated organized were awarded the America Saves Designation of Savings Excellence. The award is presented annually to financial institutions that make extraordinary efforts to encourage saving during America Saves Week/Military Saves Week and succeeded in encouraging customers and to open and add to wealth-building accounts.

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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Administrator2 | January 11, 2014

    Save your loose change. Putting aside fifty cents a day over the course of a year will allow you to save nearly 40% of a $500 emergency fund. http://ow.ly/sj972 

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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.

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Jump-Starting a Financial Makeover

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

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.

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Learning to Save

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

Kisha Barns’s financial situation was undisciplined, unrestricted, and impulsive before she came into contact with her local America Saves campaign, Charlotte Saves.

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