America Saves Blog
Tips, advice, and the latest news from the savings world.
By Debbie Matz, NCUA Board Chairman
America and Military Saves Week was the perfect time to make the pledge to save and take control of your financial future. But the lessons of America and Military Saves Week continue throughout the year.
By Cathy Weatherford, Insured Retirement Institute
As we look back on another successful America Saves Week campaign, it is inspiring to see how passion for a shared goal can motivate so many to work for the common good. The success of The Week is dependent upon the collaborative efforts of thousands of organizations and individuals working together, rallying to help their fellow citizens achieve financial success and attain financial security.
By Nevin E. Adams, JD, Director, American Savings Education Council
I’ve never been very keen on going to the dentist. As important as I believe dental hygiene to be, I’ve come to associate my visits with the dentist with bad things: some level of discomfort, perhaps even pain, a flossing lecture from the hygienist, at the very least. Most of which is readily avoided by doing the things I know I should be doing regularly – brushing, flossing, a better diet. And knowing that I haven’t done what I should have been doing, I have good reason to believe that my visit to the dentist will be a negative experience – and so I put it off.
The American Bankers Association would like to congratulate the winners of Lights, Camera, Save! - the video contest that engages teens in educating themselves and their peers about the value of saving and using money wisely. This is an excellent way for budding filmmakers to not only get national exposure for their work, but also earn money towards their own personal savings goals. The students below used their creativity and clever messaging to win big prizes for themselves and their school.
By Megan Harrington, Innovation Assistant at D2D Fund
For many, tax season gifts a mixed bundle of emotions: dread of the looming paperwork and stress about number crunching, but also excitement for a tax refund. If you’re looking to save, a tax refund can mean a big step toward meeting your savings goals. This year, tax season can mean one more thing: an opportunity to win $25,000!