Commit to Save at Tax Time

Are you expecting a tax refund this year? Before you mentally earmark where your refund dollars are going to go, make a commitment to save some of it. Saving a portion of your tax refund is an easy way to get ahead on bills, put something away for unexpected expenses, or to treat yourself down the road. Putting away even $100 now will come in handy when one of life’s curveballs comes your way; like a car registration or unplanned celebration or event.

Complete the precommitment form below and America Saves will provide you free savings supports like motivational emails and simple savings tips to help you stick to your savings commitment.

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The Gift of Homeownership

Quaneka Willis, a single mother of three children, was receiving rental assistance through the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee when she decided to take control of her finances. So, in September of 2013 she attended the Make Your Money Talk program and pledged as a Wisconsin Saver. In less than 12 months, she had maximized her savings and was beginning the process of purchasing her first home.

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Budget like Nohemi

Nohemi found out about America Saves a few years ago as an undergraduate at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She remembers attending a University of Illinois Saves event where she decorated a piggy bank and took the Pledge, but college life made her put the thought of saving at the back of her mind. Those thrifty thoughts resurfaced when she graduated with a degree in public health.

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Challenging Herself to Save

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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