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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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  • Written by Super User | August 28, 2013

    In 2012, the average credit card debt among adults aged 65+ was $9,283.

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Another Dream Realized

Written by Tammy Greynolds | November 7, 2014

Mary Brown was already a disciplined individual when she came to Wisconsin Saves coordinator Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) in last summer. She had successfully completed her bachelor’s degree with the assistance of her husband and son, and was now ready to tackle her next big dream – homeownership.

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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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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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