America Saves Blog
Tips, advice, and the latest news from the savings world.
The JPMorgan Chase Institute recently analyzed 15 billion credit and debit card transactions to discover the difference in spending between high and low-income Americans. We’ve been digging through the results, and one of the most surprising things we’ve learned so far is that across all income groups, 16 to 18 percent of everyday spending goes to restaurants.
What you might not know about credit scores could cost you thousands of dollars on a single loan, according to a new survey by Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and VantageScore.
Did you know the average vacation expense per person in the United States is $1,145? That’s over $4,500 for a family of four, according to America Express.
You want to save for your future - maybe for an emergency, education, or your retirement. Saving that money, improving your financial life, and building wealth all starts when you set a goal and make a plan to reach that goal.
Two Arlington, Virginia high school students have added to their savings by winning first and second place in the annual America Saves Essay Contest organized by Northern Virginia Saves. To enter the contest, students in grades 9-12 wrote essays on the theme, “Saving Involves Self-Motivation and Delayed Gratification” and took the saver pledge. A panel of Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) Master Financial Education Volunteers judged the 51 essays submitted from all four high-school grades from 7 high schools in Alexandria and Arlington, VA.