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Reid Frankhauser · 05 June 2019

Celebrate Mother's Day on a Budget

Darlene Aderoju · 09 May 2018

5 Easy Ways to Save While You Shop

Darlene Aderoju · 15 February 2018

It's the Holidays: Ready, Set, Shop!

Tammy G. Bruzon · 20 November 2015

Protect Your Wallet this Summer

Administrator2 · 19 June 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

Saving Money During the Holidays

Katie Bryan · 19 October 2012

Tip of the Day

  • Are you looking for an effective way to establish a budget? Beginning on the first day of a new month, get a receipt for everything you purchase. Stack and review receipts at the end of the month, and you will clearly be able to see where your money is going. http://ow.ly/sj972

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Put 20 Percent Away

“I am a single mother, and I make ends meet for me and my daughter, but I wanted to put money away for my daughter for a college fund. So I started saving 20 percent of my paycheck every month to put it away in a savings account with a high Annual Percentage Yield (APY). By the time my daughter is 18, I will have saved nearly $90,000.”

Melissa took the America Saves Pledge at her work during America Saves Week 2019.

Melissa’s #1 Savings Tip: Take 20 percent out of each pay check, and put it away into a separate savings account.

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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Make it Automatic

Holding ourselves accountable can be tough. Maria knew that if she didn’t “set it and forget it” she would have a hard time making sure her regular savings deposits were happening. In April, she took the America Saves Pledge and created a savings plan to increase her emergency fund.

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