Recovering from Holiday Spending: 4 Tips to Get Back on the Savings Track

Administrator2 · 08 January 2014

Top Ten America Saves Blog Posts of 2013

Administrator2 · 02 January 2014

3 Ways to Fund Holiday Expenses Without Going into Debt

Administrator2 · 17 December 2013

Savvy Allocation of Your Tax Refund

Katie Bryan · 13 December 2013

Getting Out of Debt

Katie Bryan · 28 October 2013

Debt and Credit

Katie Bryan · 22 October 2013

Why Am I Not Getting Anywhere Paying Off Debt?

Katie Bryan · 03 September 2013

How to Identify 3 Types of Personal Debts

Katie Bryan · 27 August 2013

How to Attack Different Types of Debt

Katie Bryan · 20 August 2013

Top Consumer Complaints in 2012 Include Do Not Call Violations and Credit/Debt Issues

Katie Bryan · 07 August 2013

Redefining Debt

Administrator2 · 06 August 2013

New Savings Theme: Credit Card Debt

Katie Bryan · 01 August 2013

How to Avoid a House-Worth of Student Loan Debt

Katie Bryan · 15 July 2013

Pay off Debt or Save for Retirement?

Katie Bryan · 07 May 2013

9 Tips to Help You Pay off High Interest Debt

Katie Bryan · 12 March 2013

New Year’s Saving Resolution #1: Get Out of Debt

Katie Bryan · 04 January 2013

Tips For Keeping Holiday Debt Under Control: Study Finds Holiday Spending This Year Will Likely Rise

Katie Bryan · 21 November 2012

Layaway During the Holidays: Bad or Good Idea?

Katie Bryan · 14 November 2012

Theme in Review: Getting Out of Debt

Katie Bryan · 17 August 2012

Reducing Debt is a Priority

Katie Bryan · 14 August 2012

Tip of the Day

  • Let this be the year that you put an end to bringing in the New Year with financial guilt and stress. 

Saver Stories View all »

Inspired to Build Savings By Starting Small

With little-to-no money in the bank and living on a limited income with her adult daughter, Sharon wasn’t sure if building up savings for her future was even possible. “At my age, to put debts behind me would be a relief,” she said, but she wasn’t quite sure how to even get started with a savings plan. That all changed when Sharon attended the Great Lakes Michigan Saves Pay Yourself First Saver’s Summit during America Saves Week.


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.


Learning to Save

Kisha Barns’s financial situation was undisciplined, unrestricted, and impulsive before she came into contact with her local America Saves campaign, Charlotte Saves.