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#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.

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

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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.

ABLE Accounts – A Protected Savings Option for Persons with Disabilities

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Written by Guest Blogger · 25 February 2019

Written by Michael Morris, Executive Director, National Disability Institute (NDI)

Persons with disabilities who receive needs-based benefits such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicaid or food stamps (SNAP) are limited to saving up to $2,000 so they can remain eligible for public benefits. ABLE accounts provide an opportunity for individuals to save over the $2,000 resource limit while keeping needed benefits.

#ASW19 Daily Theme: Save with a plan

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Written by Tammy G. Bruzon · 25 February 2019

America Saves Week is finally here! Each day of America Saves Week highlights a unique theme offering fresh opportunities to discuss and promote personal savings. Today, we kick off the Week discussing the importance of saving with a plan.

Five Tax Tips for 2019

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Written by Lila Quintiliani · 12 February 2019

by Lila Quintiliani, AFC®, Military Saves Program Manager

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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Katie Bryan | November 26, 2013

    Let this be the year that you put an end to bringing in the New Year with financial guilt and stress.  http://ow.ly/rcJIn 

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From Overwhelmed to In Control

Written by | September 12, 2019

In 2017 Debi felt overwhelmed. Her credit cards were maxed, and she wasn't exactly sure how to handle it. When asked how her credit issues started, her answer sounded like many Savers that we've spoken to: making too many impulse purchases. “I was driven by feelings like ‘That sounds good,’ or ‘I am too tired to cook.’” Then she attended a university extension program that introduced her to America Saves. That’s where she heard the tip that set her on her savings journey - stop accumulating debt.

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Starting and Continuing a Personal Finance Journey

Written by Sara Cooper | December 23, 2013

When Kiara Hardin, now a junior at Western Illinois University, became an intern with the Chicago Summer Business Institute during her sophomore year of high school, she began her personal finance journey. The program required participants to open a savings account.

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Coping with a Lost Job

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

Aimee Shaffer worked as a Public Service News Director for radio for years until one day her employer downsized the company, resulting in hundreds of lost jobs, including Aimee’s.

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