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Understanding Your Pay

Written by Darlene Aderoju · 07 September 2018

It’s National Payroll Week - a time to celebrate employees. It’s also the perfect time to take a look at your paystub to make sure you understand the fine print. Here are some things to review the next time you get paid.

3 Ways to Save on Back to School Shopping

Written by Darlene Aderoju · 30 August 2018

It’s back to school season, which means it’s time to stock up on clothes and school supplies. School shopping is an annual expense that’s inevitable. But you can avoid overspending on back to school with these tips.

60,000 Young Workers Plan to Save Through America Saves Supported Summer Youth Programs

Young Savers Youth Press Release America Saves for Young Workers
Written by Tammy G. Bruzon · 16 August 2018

America is struggling to save money, but young savers are proving to be ahead of the curve

Moving? Start Preparing Your Finances Early

Written by Darlene Aderoju · 10 August 2018

Taking steps to financially prepare for a move could mean the difference between a smooth transition and a stressful experience. Start by reviewing your insurance policies so you can be covered in your new home. If you have children, you might also want to explore the childcare options in your new neighborhood.

The Importance of Budgeting and Living Within Your Means

Budgeting America Saves for Young Workers
Written by Guest Blogger · 02 August 2018

By Destinee Whittington, Mayor Marian Barry Summer Youth Employment Program 

Many people dream of being rich but aren’t sure how to obtain an abundance of wealth or where to start. You can start by learning how to budget. Budgeting is essential because it can help you begin to establish wealth and reach your savings goals. Here are a few key steps to budgeting as a young person.

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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Katie Bryan | December 22, 2013

    Helping yourself & your family #save successfully for the future should be at the top of your resolution list

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Taking Back Control Over Finances

Written by Virginia Saves | August 5, 2015

After becoming a Virginia Saver and getting help from BankOn classes and coaching, Nadine Bialo took back control over her financial affairs.

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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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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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