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  • In 2012, the average credit card debt among adults aged 65+ was $9,283.

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  • American Saver 16.1 Just Published

    Written by Tammy Greynolds | April 22, 2016

    Read the Latest Newsletter Today! 

    Volume 16, Issue 1 of the American Saver, official newsletter of the America Saves campaign, has been published. Click here to read the interactive newsletter.

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  • NACHA Direct Deposit Survey Highlights Opportunity to Save

    Written by Katie Bryan | April 21, 2016

    Adoption and awareness of direct deposit continues to build among consumers. A new survey finds that 82 percent of U.S. workers ─ crossing age, income and other demographic categories ─ are paid by Direct Deposit via ACH, up from 74 percent in 2011. Awareness is also strong, with 79 percent of consumers who do not use Direct Deposit via ACH reporting familiarity with the service, according to the results of a new survey conducted by Javelin Strategy & Research on behalf of NACHA—The Electronic Payments Association® and America Saves, a campaign managed by the Consumer Federation of America.

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  • Thousands Save Part of Their Tax Refund Through SaveYourRefund

    Written by Lindsay Ferguson | April 18, 2016

    America Saves and Doorways to Dreams Fund (D2D) are on track to close out a successful tax season and first year of the SaveYourRefund partnership. During the 2016 tax season, America Saves expanded the SaveYourRefund partner outreach by 65% to over 250 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) programs and over 800 VITA sites. The incentivized tax-time savings promotion has encouraged over 2,700 taxpayers to save a portion of their refund through IRS Form 8888 and approximately $2.1 million in refund dollars has been saved.

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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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The Gift of Homeownership

Written by Tammy Greynolds | August 5, 2015

Quaneka Willis, a single mother of three children, was receiving rental assistance through the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee when she decided to take control of her finances. So, in September of 2013 she attended the Make Your Money Talk program and pledged as a Wisconsin Saver. In less than 12 months, she had maximized her savings and was beginning the process of purchasing her first home.

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Inspired to Build Savings By Starting Small

Written by Great Lakes Michigan Saves | April 19, 2016

With little-to-no money in the bank and living on a limited income with her adult daughter, Sharon wasn’t sure if building up savings for her future was even possible. “At my age, to put debts behind me would be a relief,” she said, but she wasn’t quite sure how to even get started with a savings plan. That all changed when Sharon attended the Great Lakes Michigan Saves Pay Yourself First Saver’s Summit during America Saves Week.

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