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Saving as a Family

America Saves Week Family Savings
Written by Guest Blogger · 03 March 2018

By Sarah M. Ellis, UF/IFAS Extension Citrus County

When you have a family, it seems like there is never enough money to go around and saving money frequently gets pushed aside. However, saving money can help stabilize your family’s financial life.

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Investing in our colleagues’ future

Written by Guest Blogger · 02 March 2018

By Barbara Kontje, America Express

At American Express, as with most companies in America, millennials are our fastest growing population. When the Millennial Network was formed, their first request was to help them understand their finances. So we began by sharing ways that they could take control of their finances utilizing tools and resources being provided through the company’s benefits programs.

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Make Your Tax Refund Work for You!

America Saves Week
Written by Guest Blogger · 02 March 2018

By Justin Chu, Program Associate, Taxpayer Opportunity Network

Every year, the middle of April marks the end of the federal tax return filing season. For many Americans, that can mean seemingly endless forms, paystubs, and other paperwork.

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3 ways to give your savings account a little boost

Savings Tips America Saves Week SaveYourRefund
Written by Tammy G. Bruzon · 02 March 2018

By Tammy Bruzon, America Saves Communications Coordinator

What does “saving the extra” mean to you? Whether it is putting change in a piggy bank or moving everything not in the budget into savings, those three little words can mean big money down the road.

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Debt Levels for Households Nearing Retirement Decreasing, But Still High Compared to Past Generations

Debt Retirement America Saves Week
Written by Guest Blogger · 01 March 2018

By Craig Copeland, Senior Research Associate, Employee Benefit Research Institute

Are you approaching retirement age and still carrying debt, including credit card balances? Are you working to pay off your debt before you retire? 

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  • Written by Super User | August 28, 2013

    In 2012, the average credit card debt among adults aged 65+ was $9,283.

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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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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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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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