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Get Involved

Written by Super User · 23 September 2013

America Saves makes it easy for your organization to get involved. Take a look at the different options, and choose the best fit for you and your colleagues. We look forward to working with you!

Sign Up Savers

  • Your organization can help individuals to save by providing them with the opportunity to sign up as a Saver on your own website using the America Saves pledge form.

How Organizations are Helping People Save

  • A wide range of organizations help people save more successfully by encouraging their constituents to save, providing information about savings strategies and products, and offering opportunities to take financial action. Your organization can help, too.

Hold a Competition

  • The University of Illinois Saves campaign developed, in partnership with America Saves, an internet-based communication and engagement strategy to motivate faculty and students to save by setting up a competition among the university’s three campuses. While the materials focus on students, this model can be replicated across many different organizations and audiences.

Hold a Workshop or Webinar

  • Let America Saves help you reach individuals and organizations through workshops and webinars. Use our presentations to encourage members, customers, and employees to save effectively. 

Save for a New Car

Written by Super User · 18 September 2013

To purchase a used car, check the Kelly Blue Book price to learn what used cars in a certain condition usually sell for and comparison shop.

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Written by Super User · 18 September 2013

Tips for Saving Money

Written by Super User · 18 September 2013

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How to Avoid a House-Worth of Student Loan Debt

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Written by Guest Blogger · 15 July 2013

By Shannon Doyle
Certified Credit Counselor at LSS Financial Counseling.

Several times a week I get calls from college students (and their parents), asking how they can avoid taking on too much student loan debt. They’re concerned, and no doubt they should be. With student loan debt levels surpassing credit cards for the first time in history this is a concern for anyone taking on student loans, be they young or old, student or parent.

Set a limit for how you much you are willing or able to afford

We all know that the cost of college is sky-rocketing, even at public institutions. There has been much discussion lately as to whether the value of a college education is worth the cost in debt.  An important thing to remember is that in the past two decades almost 100% of all job growth has occurred in fields that require at least some post-secondary education. That makes it fairly safe to say that some college will be necessary to achieve a middle-class lifestyle. But, how to keep an education affordable?

One of the biggest pieces of advice I give to my clients who are students (and their parents) is to set a limit on how much debt they are willing to take on for college. Remember that you will not really know the out-of-pocket cost for tuition until you have received your award letter from the college. Go ahead, apply for your dream school AND one or two other less expensive schools as well. This way you can compare and contrast award letters and determine which is the most affordable for your family budget.

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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Saving Early: Key to Successful Future

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

For Johnnie Lovett, a Young Illinois Saver, saving has been a habit since he was a teenager. “As a teenager, I was responsible for buying certain things with my allowance,”

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Challenging Herself to Save

Written by Sara Cooper | April 15, 2014

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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Inspired to Build Savings By Starting Small

Written by Great Lakes Michigan Saves | April 19, 2016

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.

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