America Saves Blog


Tips, advice, and the latest news from the savings world.

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.


New Partner Packet Released: Tax Time Saving

Tax Time Saving Tax Credit Partner Packet Tax Time
Written by Tammy Greynolds · 19 November 2015

With only a few weeks left in 2015, we are swiftly approaching tax season — a dreaded number-crunching time for most, but an equally celebratory time for many who will receive a tax refund. For the majority of those who plan to save a portion of their refund, that savings can be a big step towards meeting financial goals.


How Savings Plans Can Help You Achieve Your Dreams and Goals

Budgeting Savings Tips Financial Planning
Written by Guest Blogger · 10 November 2015

By Lauren Sainz, Owner and Content Writer for You can also follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

Three years ago, my family and I stopped living above our means and put an end to all credit card spending. It wasn't until I was in the habit of regularly tweaking the budget to accomplish things that I began to realize how much others can benefit from creating savings plans like we were.


The America Saves Holiday Savings Challenge

Automatic Savings Savings Tips Holiday
Written by Tammy Greynolds · 05 November 2015

Before back-to-school sales were even off the market, it was reported that major retailers were already on the hunt for ways to get you to spend your holiday dough.


Take the Pledge

I pledge to save money, reduce debt, and build wealth over time. I will encourage my family and friends to do the same

Take the America Saves Pledge

Blogger Resources

We are always looking for guest bloggers to share their savings tips and advice with our readers. 

Review Submission Guidelines

Tip of the Day

  • Written by Katie Bryan | November 20, 2013

    Don't be left in a lurch. Plan for your #holiday #spending!

Saver Stories View all »

The Gift of Homeownership

Written by Tammy Greynolds | August 5, 2015

Quaneka Willis, a single mother of three children, was receiving rental assistance through the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee when she decided to take control of her finances. So, in September of 2013 she attended the Make Your Money Talk program and pledged as a Wisconsin Saver. In less than 12 months, she had maximized her savings and was beginning the process of purchasing her first home.


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.


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,”


Receive Updates

Sign up for Texts

Written by Tammy Greynolds | July 15, 2014


Sign up for Emails

Written by Super User | September 16, 2013

Get Emails

Take the Pledge

Written by Super User | September 16, 2013

Start Saving