Story of an Urban Professional

Elaine was inspired to create a new savings goal and plan with the America Saves Pledge after reading the “The Color of Money” column in The Washington Post by Michelle Singletary.

“As a single, urban professional, I often ate dinners out. Even fast-causal meals took a significant toll on funds. Though I am a good saver for retirement, I made my savings goal to plan for travel vacations. I am easily meeting my goal of $50 a month by cooking at home. I have had an additional benefit of losing 18 lbs. as this change has added to my focus on eating healthier meals.”

Elaine’s #1 Savings Tip: Eat healthy at home!

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