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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 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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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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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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Make it Automatic

Written by Lindsay Ferguson | July 2, 2019

Holding ourselves accountable can be tough. Maria knew that if she didn’t “set it and forget it” she would have a hard time making sure her regular savings deposits were happening. In April, she took the America Saves Pledge and created a savings plan to increase her emergency fund.

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