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How Cassandra and Tara won $10,000 each just by saving for their futures

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Written by Lindsay Ferguson · 05 June 2018

“Saving money enables me to be more self-reliant and gives me greater peace of mind.”

5 Savings Do NOTs

Written by Darlene Aderoju · 01 June 2018

In honor of National Donut Day, here are five savings “do nots” to keep in mind. Making these mistakes could cost you. 

Meet the 2018 recipients of the America Saves Designation of Savings Excellence

Military Saves Bank Credit Union Designation of Savings Excellence Banks
Written by Madeline Daniels · 29 May 2018

Today, 37 banks, credits unions, and military-affiliated organized were awarded the America Saves Designation of Savings Excellence. The award is presented annually to financial institutions that make extraordinary efforts to encourage saving during America Saves Week/Military Saves Week and succeeded in encouraging customers and to open and add to wealth-building accounts.

5 Ways to Save on Memorial Day

Savings Tips
Written by Darlene Aderoju · 24 May 2018

Do you plan on having family and friends over for Memorial Day? If so, hosting a party could cost you. Here’s how you can host a fun Memorial Day on a budget for your loved ones on a budget.

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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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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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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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