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Meet the 2017 recipients of the America Saves Designation of Savings Excellence

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Written by Madeline Daniels · 05 June 2017

Today, 32 banks and credits unions were awarded the America Saves Designation of Savings Excellence and eight financial institutions received honorable mentions. 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.

32 Banks and Credit Unions Awarded 2017 America Saves Designation of Savings Excellence

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Written by Madeline Daniels · 05 June 2017

America Saves is Proud to Announce its 2017 Designation of Savings Excellence Recipients  

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Pave the Way for Your Financial Future: Saving and Investing for Millennials

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Written by Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission · 26 May 2017

Being prepared to tackle life’s financial hurdles – paying for higher education, saving for a home, and being ready for retirement – is critical. You may not realize it, but choices you make now can impact your financial future. Taking steps today, and setting goals, can help put you on a path to a secure financial future and retirement.

How Ivonne won $25,000 just by saving a portion of her tax refund

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Written by Lindsay Ferguson · 26 May 2017

“My parents always taught us that you should spend on what you need and not what you want.”

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Six baby steps towards being financially ready for your newborn

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Written by Madalyn Pemberton · 18 May 2017

From child care costs to figuring out how many diapers you’ll be buying per week, there are a million little budget considerations to make in preparation for a new addition to your family. Take a look at these six tips compiled by Better Money Habits to help you prepare for the arrival of your new family member.

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  • Written by Tammy G. Bruzon | January 16, 2017

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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.


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.


Developing a Savings "Game Plan"

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

Eunice Diaz, a teacher in Colorado Springs, had been noticing a pattern. Despite the fact that she and her husband were “making good money,” they were spending their entire earnings and “were still struggling at the end of the month.”


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