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Tax Time Saving Tax Time myRA
Written by Guest Blogger · 03 February 2016

Tax season is a great time to consider saving and building assets for retirement. If you don’t have access to a retirement savings account at work and are looking for an easy way to start saving, myRA might be a good fit. myRA is a new retirement savings account developed by the U.S. Department of the Treasury that’s simple, safe, and affordable.

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It's Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week - Are You Prepared?

Identity Theft
Written by Tammy Greynolds · 28 January 2016

Are you ready for tax season? If you haven’t heard about tax identity theft, you may not be. Tax identity theft happens when someone files a phony tax return using your personal information — like your Social Security number — to get a tax refund from the IRS. It also can happen when someone uses your Social Security number to get a job or claims your child as a dependent on a tax return.

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Personal Savings Index (PSI) Indicators Lower This Month Than Last September

Research Press Release Personal Savings PSI
Written by Katie Bryan · 27 January 2016

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Washington, DC – Data from the January 2016 Personal Savings Index (PSI) survey by America Saves reveals that savings interest, effort, and effectiveness indicators were considerably lower than these indicators in September 2015.  As the following table shows, indicators in this triennial survey were down by six to eight percentage points in the three-month period.

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Download the #ASW2016 Digital Kit Today!

America Saves Week Partnerships Partner Packet ASW ASW2016
Written by Tammy Greynolds · 20 January 2016

You can now download the America Saves Week 2016 Digital Kit. It includes information to promote savings through social media, emails, blogs, newsletters, & other outlets. 

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

American Saver 15.4
Written by Guest Blogger · 13 January 2016

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!

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

Written by Guest Blogger | January 13, 2016

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!

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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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Coping with a Lost Job

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

Aimee Shaffer worked as a Public Service News Director for radio for years until one day her employer downsized the company, resulting in hundreds of lost jobs, including Aimee’s.

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