America Saves Blog
Tips, advice, and the latest news from the savings world.
By John Rosenfeld, Executive Vice President and Head of Everyday Banking, Citizens Banks
Imagine foregoing that $4.65 special coffee everyday on your way to work. Did you know you would save $1,209.00 each year? Over time, you would have built a healthy savings account that could go beyond an activity for a rainy day. Instead, it could translate to the down payment on a home or college tuition or even a family vacation abroad.
By Kyle Osborne, Financial Literacy Coordinator, TS Institute
After graduating high school from a town of 28,000 people in central Iowa with dreams, hopes, and aspirations, my plan was to attend a private school to study my passions Christian Education and Business Administration. I quickly found myself attending a college I could not afford and doing it with the unwritten Midwest mentality: “do whatever it takes to get the job done.”
Think and acting like a saver not only means knowing what you’re saving for and how much it costs, but having a plan for building that savings. Whether you’re saving for a phone, a computer, a car, or college, this 41 second video from America Saves can help you get good savings habits started.
To help the people you serve save more successfully and to promote the importance of savings throughout your footprint, we have put together this resource packet with you in mind.
By June Puett, Extension Agent, Hamilton County UT Extension, and Campaign Coordinator, Tennessee Saves in Chattanooga
A college education can increase lifetime earnings up to $830,000 compared to a high school diploma. Even with the rising cost of college expenses, a higher education degree can be a good investment.