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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.


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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Katie Bryan | November 21, 2013

    Still need a #gift idea? Here are some that will help others reduce #debt and #save more. 

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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.


Another Dream Realized

Written by Tammy Greynolds | November 7, 2014

Mary Brown was already a disciplined individual when she came to Wisconsin Saves coordinator Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) in last summer. She had successfully completed her bachelor’s degree with the assistance of her husband and son, and was now ready to tackle her next big dream – homeownership.


Taking Back Control Over Finances

Written by Virginia Saves | August 5, 2015

After becoming a Virginia Saver and getting help from BankOn classes and coaching, Nadine Bialo took back control over her financial affairs.


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