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Happy 4th of July!

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Written by Tammy Greynolds · 03 July 2015

America Saves wishes you and yours a safe and happy Independence Day weekend!

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America Saves Supports myRA

Retirement Savings
Written by Tammy Greynolds · 02 July 2015

America Saves is proud to support myRA (my Retirement Account), a new retirement savings option from the U.S. Department of the Treasury. myRA provides people with a simple, safe and affordable way to start saving for their future.

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I’m Still Young, Why Does Everyone Keep Bugging Me About Retirement?

Military Saves Retirement Young Savers
Written by Guest Blogger · 01 July 2015

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

By Sandra Boenig, AFC®

You are probably hearing a lot about planning for retirement - there is so much information, so many ways to save, that it can be crazy and confusing. However, two simple concepts can help you save for ANY investment, including retirement. These concepts work even better if you start using them when you are young!

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Why is Saving for Retirement Important?

Retirement Savings
Written by Guest Blogger · 30 June 2015

by Sasha Grabenstetter, Consumer Economics Educator with the University of Illinois Extension. You can follow her on Twitter @Pennies4Pigs.

In the past, companies felt they had a responsibility to their employees to help them save for retirement in the form of pensions. Now, more than ever before, individuals are asked to save much more for their own retirement future. Although Social Security provides some relief, it shouldn’t be the main source of your retirement funds.

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Social Security: Encourage Young Workers to Check Their Benefits

Retirement Social Security ASEC
Written by Guest Blogger · 25 June 2015

by Kathy Stokes, communications consultant and director of the American Savings Education Council (ASEC)

Social Security benefits in retirement play a pivotal role in the financial security of millions of Americans. It may replace about 40% of preretirement income for the average worker. Yet workers age 45 and younger aren’t counting on it.

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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Annie Cromwell | January 14, 2014

    To minimize interest charges, limit credit card purchases to those you can pay off in full at the end of the month. In the end you'll have more for emergency savings. http://ow.ly/FJyVP

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Jump-Starting a Financial Makeover

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

Nichelle Johnson, a single mom with two teenage children, knows what it’s like to stretch a dollar. When she moved back to Virginia Beach in 2008, she provided for her family with just a part-time library position.

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Getting Out of Debt

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

In 2004, Tonya Shelton was facing financial ruin. Barely making more than minimum wage and having lost her home to an unexpected family crisis, Shelton and her family were forced to live in a rundown hotel.

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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.

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