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  • Written by Administrator2 | January 15, 2014

    Are you looking for an effective way to establish a budget? Beginning on the first day of a new month, get a receipt for everything you purchase. Stack and review receipts at the end of the month, and you will clearly be able to see where your money is going. http://ow.ly/sj972

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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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Getting Out of Debt

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

In 2004, Tonya Shelton was facing financial ruin. Barely making more than minimum wage and having lost her home to an unexpected family crisis, Shelton and her family were forced to live in a rundown hotel.

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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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Starting and Continuing a Personal Finance Journey

Written by Sara Cooper | December 23, 2013

When Kiara Hardin, now a junior at Western Illinois University, became an intern with the Chicago Summer Business Institute during her sophomore year of high school, she began her personal finance journey. The program required participants to open a savings account.

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