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Two Illinois Women Win $10,000 Each by Sharing Their Resilience and Choosing to Save

Military Saves Tax Time Saving Saver Story
Written by Lindsay Ferguson · 04 June 2019

Commonwealth and America Saves are thrilled to announce Esmeralda and Crystal, both of Illinois, as the winners of $10,000 each in the 2019 SaveYourRefund Grand Prize Photo Contest. Esmeralda and Crystal set out to save part of their income tax refunds this year. With the help of SaveYourRefund they were able to turn the tax-time savings moment into a fresh start on a new financial path.

Saving as a Family

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

Sometimes when children hear their parents or other adults in their lives talking about cutting spending or saving money, they assume that the family is going through a rough patch. As appropriate based on children’s ages, family conversations about money goals, including saving and spending plans, reassure children. It is also a great way to introduce (or remind) children about the reasons we save.

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.

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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Administrator2 | January 12, 2014

    Keep track of your spending. At least once a month, use credit card, checking, and other records to review what you've purchased. Then, ask yourself if it makes sense to reallocate some of this spending to an emergency savings account. http://ow.ly/sj972

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A Think Like A Saver Attitude

Written by Benjamin Moss | November 26, 2019

Melissa has always been thrifty with a #ThinkLikeASaver attitude. This served her family well when her husband lost his job in 2014. Using their savings, Melissa’s family stayed afloat while her husband found a new job. During his job search they used a majority of their savings, but that is OKAY. Savings are fluid! They’re supposed to be used in the case of emergency, and this qualified as such.

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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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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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