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#ASW19 Savings Theme: Save to retire

Retirement America Saves Week ASW ASW19
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!

Young Savers Real Savers ASW2015 ASW19
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

Emergency Savings America Saves Week ASW ASW19
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.

#ASW19 Savings Theme: Save the easy way...automatically

Automatic Savings America Saves Week ASW ASW19
Written by Tammy G. Bruzon · 26 February 2019

Never miss a beat when it comes to savings. Make it so easy you never have to think about it by setting aside money for savings automatically.

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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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Inspired to Build Savings By Starting Small

Written by Great Lakes Michigan Saves | April 19, 2016

With little-to-no money in the bank and living on a limited income with her adult daughter, Sharon wasn’t sure if building up savings for her future was even possible. “At my age, to put debts behind me would be a relief,” she said, but she wasn’t quite sure how to even get started with a savings plan. That all changed when Sharon attended the Great Lakes Michigan Saves Pay Yourself First Saver’s Summit during America Saves Week.

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Put 20 Percent Away

Written by Lindsay Ferguson | July 8, 2019

“I am a single mother, and I make ends meet for me and my daughter, but I wanted to put money away for my daughter for a college fund. So I started saving 20 percent of my paycheck every month to put it away in a savings account with a high Annual Percentage Yield (APY). By the time my daughter is 18, I will have saved nearly $90,000.”

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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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