Beware of Holiday Budget Busters

Tammy G. Bruzon · 29 October 2014

New Partner Resource Packet: 'Tis the Season to Be Saving

Tammy G. Bruzon · 20 October 2014

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

Administrator2 · 08 January 2014

3 Ways to Fund Holiday Expenses Without Going into Debt

Administrator2 · 17 December 2013

A Saver’s Guide to Holiday Shopping

Administrator2 · 11 December 2013

Say it Ain’t So! Consumers Likely to Increase Holiday Spending

Administrator2 · 05 December 2013

Online Holiday Shopping Traps: Phony Deals and Offers

Administrator2 · 04 December 2013

Holidays, Finances, and the Stress of it All!

Administrator2 · 27 November 2013

New Year’s Resolutions – Who Says They Can’t Be Achieved?

Administrator2 · 25 November 2013

Five Tips for an Affordable Thanksgiving Dinner

Administrator2 · 20 November 2013

Holiday Spending That Won't Bust Your Budget

Administrator2 · 12 November 2013

Have You Completed Your New Year’s Financial Resolutions?

Administrator2 · 06 November 2013

How To Avoid Lifeless Savings During The Holidays

Administrator2 · 29 October 2013

New Savings Theme: Holiday Spending

Administrator2 · 23 October 2013

How I Tricked Myself Into Saving $500 This Year for Christmas

Administrator2 · 22 October 2013

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

Katie Bryan · 21 November 2012

How to Save $8,117 By Changing Your Black Friday Habits

Katie Bryan · 19 November 2012

Layaway During the Holidays: Bad or Good Idea?

Katie Bryan · 14 November 2012

Saving Money During the Holidays

Katie Bryan · 19 October 2012

Paying Off Holiday Debt

Katie Bryan · 28 December 2011

Tip of the Day

  • Keep track of your spending. At least once a month, use credit card, checking, and other records to review what you've purchased. Then, ask yourself if it makes sense to reallocate some of this spending to an emergency savings account.

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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.


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

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!


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.