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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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Do you and your money care about the same things?

Budgeting America Saves Week Goals
Written by Guest Blogger · 28 February 2018

By Heather Marshall, CFPC, MPP; Educator, AAA Fair Credit Foundation/Utah Saves

As the old adage goes “Actions speak louder than words.” On the topic in question, it is fair to say spending is an action that implies values. Which explains why the nature of finances can be so personal, and challenge us to ask the question, what do we value?

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Split Deposit: The Workplace Perk that Will Help Employees Build Wealth

Savings Tips America Saves Week Workplace Savings
Written by Guest Blogger · 27 February 2018

By Bill Sullivan, Senior Director and Group Manager for Government and Industry, NACHA

American workers are not saving enough for their future or to even cover emergencies and planned expenses that may crop up in the short term.

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What do Online Shoppers and Investors Who Use Robo-Advisers Have in Common?

America Saves Week Investing
Written by Guest Blogger · 27 February 2018

By Lori Schock, Director of the SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy

What do online shoppers and investors who use robo-advisers have in common? Both provide convenience and oftentimes lower costs. But before you decide whether using a robo-adviser is the best way to invest, check out the SEC’s Investor Bulletin on Robo-Advisers.

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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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Starting Over

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

Until last summer, Michael Lindman spent money freely. “I was a union truck driver for 35 years and had a good income,” said Lindman. “I owned my own home, saved a little, and tried to live within my own budget. You always think there’s going to be that much coming in, but things can change in a split second.”

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Saving Early: Key to Successful Future

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

For Johnnie Lovett, a Young Illinois Saver, saving has been a habit since he was a teenager. “As a teenager, I was responsible for buying certain things with my allowance,”

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