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“Split to Save” Campaign Launches to Encourage American Workers to Increase Savings and Build Wealth through Split Deposit

Automatic Savings Direct Deposit Press Release
Written by Madeline Daniels · 16 February 2017

NACHA and partner organizations will host webinar, highlight the value of Split Deposit during America Saves Week, Feb. 27 - March 4, through Direct Deposit and Direct Payment via ACH Month in May

Survey indicates that America Saves Pledge facilitates saving

Research Press Release
Written by Madeline Daniels · 09 February 2017

Survey also reveals that social factors influence saving and that spending habits, as well as lack of income, are barriers to saving

Simple tips for saving money every day

Savings Tips Personal Savings Better Money Habits
Written by Tammy G. Bruzon · 08 February 2017

A little bit of savings can go a long way and by now, you’re probably familiar with the basics. You’ve probably heard America Saves talk about how cutting your soda consumption during the week or coffee on your way to work can save you a few hundred dollars a year or how challenging yourself to bring your lunch to work every day for a week can help you stick a few dollars back in your pocket. Just a few simple changes to your daily spending habits can mean the difference between saving money and, well, not.

Tax Scammers Target Might Target You: Here’s What to Do

Identity Theft Identity Fraud Tax Time
Written by Federal Trade Commission · 31 January 2017

It’s that time of year — tax time. It’s also a great time to get up to speed on tax-related scams. Here are two ways tax scammers might target you and what you can do about it:

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You work. Why not let the EITC work for you?

Tax Time Saving Tax Credit Tax Time EITC
Written by Tammy G. Bruzon · 26 January 2017

Did you know that you might have extra money waiting for you this tax season? For the last 40 years, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) has made life better for millions of workers. Last year, more than 27 million eligible workers and families received more than $67 billion from the EITC, with an average credit of about $2,455. Yet the IRS estimates that one in five taxpayers misses this credit entirely.

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Tip of the Day

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

    If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Beware of tax time scams: http://bit.ly/2h0GqA1 @AmericaSaves

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Jump-Starting a Financial Makeover

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

Nichelle Johnson, a single mom with two teenage children, knows what it’s like to stretch a dollar. When she moved back to Virginia Beach in 2008, she provided for her family with just a part-time library position.

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Taking Back Control Over Finances

Written by Virginia Saves | August 5, 2015

After becoming a Virginia Saver and getting help from BankOn classes and coaching, Nadine Bialo took back control over her financial affairs.

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Transforming “I Can’t Save” to “I Will Save”

Written by Guest Blogger | January 13, 2016

You will not believe what it took to completely change my life. About three years ago, the HR Administrator of the corporation where I worked (as a temp with no benefits) forwarded an email to me. Fifteen seconds. One small act of kindness. That's it - that's all it took!

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