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Saving for retirement: It’s easier than you may think

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Written by Guest Blogger · 28 February 2019

My parents were hard-working first-generation Americans who were born during the Depression. My mother was a nurse and my father a businessman, and they were loving and supportive parents, but they were extremely frugal with money. “You’re only as rich as the money you have in the bank,” my mother used to say. “If you save nothing, you have nothing.” When we were young, my brother, three sisters and I were expected to work, and save half of everything we earned.

#ASW19 Savings Theme: Save to retire

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Written by Tammy G. Bruzon · 28 February 2019

Studies show few Americans have adequate savings for retirement but it’s never too late – or too early – to start saving.

What Does Bigfoot Have to Do With Your Retirement?

Written by Guest Blogger · 28 February 2019

Written by Catherine Harvey, Senior Policy Advisor, AARP Public Policy Institute

If you’re worried about financial security in retirement, you’re not alone. A recent survey from AARP and the Ad Council found that nearly three in ten working adults (28%) believe they’re more likely to learn that Bigfoot is real than to live comfortably in retirement.

Start Teens Saving with Lights, Camera, Save!

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Written by Guest Blogger · 27 February 2019

The American Bankers Association Foundation knows how much teens love to talk about money, or at least their grandiose plans to spend it. Getting students to think critically about their spending habits and understand the importance of saving, however, often poses challenges. That’s why each year the Foundation holds its annual Lights, Camera, Save! teen video contest.

#ASW19 Savings Theme: Save for the unexpected

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Written by Tammy G. Bruzon · 27 February 2019

That day you blew a tire. The time your dishwasher overflowed. That vacation when your child got sick far from home and the doctor wouldn’t take your insurance. We all have those unexpected events in life that can lead to financial stress, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

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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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Taking Steps Toward Financial Fitness

Written by Tammy G. Bruzon | November 7, 2014

Nicky Vasquez learned about Virginia Saves when she attended her first class with Bank On Virginia Beach. The instructor shared how important it was to have a written savings goal, and the entire class joined Virginia Saves as the first step toward financial fitness.

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Saving is a Family Affair

Written by Guest Blogger | May 21, 2019

Saving is truly a family affair for Jeff’s household. During America Saves Week 2019, he pledged to save for retirement. But making a commitment and creating a plan to save isn’t a new concept for him.

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Don’t Laugh at Saving Spare Change

Written by Guest Blogger | May 7, 2019

Virginia Saves saver, Brittany, decided to start saving again when she became a single mother. She thinks many women, and men, can relate.

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