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News From Local Campaigns, Fall 2015

Local Campaigns American Saver 15.4
Written by Sara Cooper · 30 November 2015

Across the country, campaigns are continuing to spread the word about savings and financial responsibility in a variety of ways:


Six Simple Steps to Jump-start Your Emergency Fund

American Saver Better Money Habits 15.4
Written by Sara Cooper · 30 November 2015

Saving several months’ worth of living expenses for an emergency fund can be intimidating, especially when it feels like all of your available cash is already accounted for each month. Better Money Habits offers these six simple steps to help you get started building a reserve of cash — bringing with it greater financial security and peace of mind.


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

American Saver 15.4
Written by Guest Blogger · 30 November 2015

Here, in her own words, is the story of Virginia Saver Christina Mele, who spent most of her life living paycheck to paycheck and is now saving successfully. 

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!


Last Minute #SavingsTips for Thanksgiving

Savings Tips Holiday Thanksgiving
Written by Tammy Greynolds · 24 November 2015

The big day is almost here – only two days away! Whether you’re having a quiet holiday at home, a Friendsgiving surrounded by your best pals, or a big traditional Thanksgiving with your entire extended family, it’s cutting it close to get those dinner plans underway.


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

Shopping Holiday
Written by Guest Blogger · 20 November 2015

The following post comes from the Military Saves blog. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter!

By Luanne Kadlub, Communications Specialist, Better Business Bureau Serving Northern Colorado and Wyoming

Holiday shopping begins earlier and earlier every year, especially now that many use smartphones and tablets to get the job done. According to the National Retail Federation, the average consumer completed 44 percent of his or her holiday shopping online in 2014. That number is expected to be even higher in 2015.


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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Katie Bryan | November 27, 2013

    Take control of #saving & #spending during the #holidays - create a holiday budget!

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Taking Steps Toward Financial Fitness

Written by Tammy Greynolds | November 7, 2014

Nicky Vasquez learned about Virginia Saves when she attended her first class with Bank On Virginia Beach. The instructor shared how important it was to have a written savings goal, and the entire class joined Virginia Saves as the first step toward financial fitness.


Starting and Continuing a Personal Finance Journey

Written by Sara Cooper | December 23, 2013

When Kiara Hardin, now a junior at Western Illinois University, became an intern with the Chicago Summer Business Institute during her sophomore year of high school, she began her personal finance journey. The program required participants to open a savings account.


Learning to Save

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

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


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