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Taxpayers Saved $2.4 Million Because Of SaveYourRefund

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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.

Believing You Can Improve Your Financial Life

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Written by Ohio Saves · 22 April 2019

When we find ourselves in times of financial hardship, it can overwhelm so many aspects of our life. Maybe you have debt that you’re trying to pay off, or your income has changed and you’re trying to make ends meet.

Twelve Successful Ways to Save Money

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Written by Guest Blogger · 15 April 2019

Savings is the foundation for investing. You cannot invest money if you have not saved it first. Like dieting, saving money is hard to start, even harder to maintain, and requires patience and discipline. When you achieve your financial goals, however, the results are so worth it.

Are You Ready for National Financial Capability Month? Three Actions to Take Now

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Written by Lila Quintiliani · 08 April 2019

April is National Financial Capability Month, when the Financial Literacy and Education Commission (FLEC) and the Ready Campaign encourage people to improve their financial futures and to be prepared when disaster strikes. Here are three actions you can take now to make sure you are ready for any financial disaster, big or small.

#ASW19: Savings Theme: Save the extra

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Written by Tammy G. Bruzon · 01 March 2019

Did you know you’re more likely to save a windfall than a small amount consistently over time? Hack that psychology by saving your bonuses, raises, and tax refunds.

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  • Written by Katie Bryan | December 20, 2013

    Setting reasonable expectations can help keep your #holiday festivities #frugal! http://ow.ly/COTJP

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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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Starting Over

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

Until last summer, Michael Lindman spent money freely. “I was a union truck driver for 35 years and had a good income,” said Lindman. “I owned my own home, saved a little, and tried to live within my own budget. You always think there’s going to be that much coming in, but things can change in a split second.”

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Starting and Continuing a Personal Finance Journey

Written by Sara Cooper | December 23, 2013

When Kiara Hardin, now a junior at Western Illinois University, became an intern with the Chicago Summer Business Institute during her sophomore year of high school, she began her personal finance journey. The program required participants to open a savings account.

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