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7 Ways Mothers Can Save Money

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Written by Carolyn Pemberton · 10 May 2019

For Mother’s Day America Saves wants to help mothers spend less, save more and teach your children about saving.

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.

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  • Written by Katie Bryan | November 27, 2013

    Take control of #saving & #spending during the #holidays - create a holiday budget! http://ow.ly/CP1lO

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Saving With My Boys

Written by | September 2, 2019

When Kelly was a kid, she loved the picture book A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams. In the story, a little girl lives in an apartment with her mother and grandmother. The little girl’s mother is a waitress and sole provider for their family. Together the family saves money by putting their change in a giant jar every day. They are saving for a big cushy chair for the little girl’s hard-working mother. Together with patience and diligence, they buy the mother a very comfy chair.

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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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Jump-Starting a Financial Makeover

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

Nichelle Johnson, a single mom with two teenage children, knows what it’s like to stretch a dollar. When she moved back to Virginia Beach in 2008, she provided for her family with just a part-time library position.

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