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3 ways to save money on a tight budget

Budgeting Savings Tips Retirement
Written by Madeline Daniels · 26 May 2016

You know it’s important to save for your future - maybe for an emergency, a down payment on a house, or your retirement. But if you’re just scraping buy, saving toward your goal can seem like an unlikely dream.

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3 steps for saving in the gig economy

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Written by Madeline Daniels · 25 May 2016

You drop off a businesswoman at work with Uber. You give a young couple visiting New York City for the first time the perfect place to stay with Airbnb. You help an elderly neighbor install a new ceiling fan with Task Rabbit. And you deliver groceries to a couple with a new baby with Instacart. Or perhaps you works 10 to 20 hours a week for a start-up or other business.

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What we learned at the National Savings Forum

National Savings Forum
Written by Nancy Register · 24 May 2016

Last week, America Saves hosted the National Savings Forum. We covered a lot of ground, including the national costs of the lack of household savings, the importance of emergency savings, how to encourage good savings products, and if savings is a key American value.

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How the TSP gives back to the Armed Forces and federal employees

Military Saves Retirement
Written by Madeline Daniels · 22 May 2016

It’s Armed Forces Day and we’re busy thanking the men and women who serve our country with our friends at Military Saves. Military Saves, a partner in the Department of Defense’s Financial Readiness Campaign, seeks to motivate, support, and encourage military families to save money, reduce debt, and build wealth.

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How to save money by ditching your car

Savings Tips Car
Written by Katie Bryan · 20 May 2016

America is becoming more urban. Already, over 60 percent of Americans call a city home. Some are calling living in a city the “new American dream,” as millennials and empty nesters opt for apartments instead of homes, nearby dining and dancing instead of a yard - and bike lanes instead of two-car garages. And that’s a good thing, because city living can be expensive, and ditching the car can mean major savings. Actually, biking, walking, and taking public transportation can pay off in more ways than one.

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  • Written by Administrator2 | January 13, 2014

    Never purchase expensive items on impulse. Think over each expensive purchase for at least 24 hours. Acting on this principle will mean you have far fewer regrets about impulse purchases, and far more money for emergency savings. http://ow.ly/sj972

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Developing a Savings "Game Plan"

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

Eunice Diaz, a teacher in Colorado Springs, had been noticing a pattern. Despite the fact that she and her husband were “making good money,” they were spending their entire earnings and “were still struggling at the end of the month.”

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Taking Steps Toward Financial Fitness

Written by Tammy Greynolds | November 7, 2014

Nicky Vasquez learned about Virginia Saves when she attended her first class with Bank On Virginia Beach. The instructor shared how important it was to have a written savings goal, and the entire class joined Virginia Saves as the first step toward financial fitness.

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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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