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Five Steps for Starting the Savings Habit

Savings Tips Better Money Habits
Written by Tammy Greynolds · 12 February 2016

We know that costs can add up fast. Starting small, but thinking big can help to make savings goals shift from dreams to reality.

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Turn your tax refund into a more secure future with myRA®

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Written by Guest Blogger · 03 February 2016

Tax season is a great time to consider saving and building assets for retirement. If you don’t have access to a retirement savings account at work and are looking for an easy way to start saving, myRA might be a good fit. myRA is a new retirement savings account developed by the U.S. Department of the Treasury that’s simple, safe, and affordable.

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It's Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week - Are You Prepared?

Identity Theft
Written by Tammy Greynolds · 28 January 2016

Are you ready for tax season? If you haven’t heard about tax identity theft, you may not be. Tax identity theft happens when someone files a phony tax return using your personal information — like your Social Security number — to get a tax refund from the IRS. It also can happen when someone uses your Social Security number to get a job or claims your child as a dependent on a tax return.

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Personal Savings Index (PSI) Indicators Lower This Month Than Last September

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Written by Katie Bryan · 27 January 2016

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Washington, DC – Data from the January 2016 Personal Savings Index (PSI) survey by America Saves reveals that savings interest, effort, and effectiveness indicators were considerably lower than these indicators in September 2015.  As the following table shows, indicators in this triennial survey were down by six to eight percentage points in the three-month period.

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Download the #ASW2016 Digital Kit Today!

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Written by Tammy Greynolds · 20 January 2016

You can now download the America Saves Week 2016 Digital Kit. It includes information to promote savings through social media, emails, blogs, newsletters, & other outlets. 

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  • Written by Katie Bryan | December 10, 2013

    Saving for a house, car or tuition? Apply your #tax refund toward these goals. http://ow.ly/rrBJe

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Coping with a Lost Job

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

Aimee Shaffer worked as a Public Service News Director for radio for years until one day her employer downsized the company, resulting in hundreds of lost jobs, including Aimee’s.

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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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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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