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Category: Saving

Tax Return Not What You Expected?  Here’s What You Need to Know

Are you hoping to get a refund from your 2019 tax return? Many people intend to use their refund as a “forced savings plan” (essentially withholding extra taxes on purpose so that they get a larger refund at the end of the year, instead of being tempted to spend it during the year).  However, 42% of taxpayers who file...

Optimize Your Savings Game: Saving Money at the Grocery Store

You can set yourself up to save in almost every area of your life, from food to shelter and transportation. Whatever your goals are for saving – from finding money in your budget to pay off debt, to building a fund for the next chapter of your life – “bonus” savings on things like your weekly trip to the grocery...

Start Saving Automatically: Using automated payments to reach your savings goals

Your Future Self Will Thank You for Saving Money Now Imagine your future self: you look really good in those sunglasses, you just got a flirty smile from your crush, and things are going pretty great. You hop into your car to head to work, and... Nothing. Car won’t start. Fast forward to the desk at the mechanic shop…your...

Give Yourself a Financial Wellness Boost! How to Start Saving Money

Saving money is tough. In fact, as humans, we’re wired to take care of our needs now, and worry about later… well, later. Putting resources away for a rainy day actually goes against our natural urge to make decisions based on what’s in front of us right now. Our financial wellness team offers their tips for making...

TGIF times 5 – How an Extra Paycheck on January 31 Can Get You Out of Debt

Featuring Katie Bossler, Financial Expert & Quality Assurance Specialist with her advice on what to do with your extra paycheck. Did you know there are five Fridays in January? That extra  Friday means that a lot of people will be getting an extra paycheck this month.  “The five-Friday factor could definitely...

Is Playing the Lottery Worth the Gamble?

Partner with GreenPath to create a spending plan that puts you on the path to financial wellness We all have high hopes that one day our luck will change and we will win the lottery. While this dream is exciting to fantasize about, what are the odds that millionaire status is in your future? Odds of winning the lottery According...

America Saves Week – Day 4: Saving to Retire

America Saves Week is the perfect time to start thinking about retirement. Saving to retire doesn’t have to be complicated.  There are plenty of reputable financial advisors out there to assist you along the way. The key is to determine how much to save for retirement based on what you’ll realistically need and then...

America Saves Week – Day 3: Save for the Unexpected

The following content is part of our America Saves Week Series and is provided by americasaves.org Nearly a quarter of savers who take the America Saves pledge chose “emergency savings” as their first wealth-building goal. And they have the right idea. Research shows that low-income families with at least $500 in...

America Saves Week – Day 1: Save with a Plan

Join Us for America Saves Week! America Saves Week is here! Each day this week, we'll post new tips and resources to help you meet your personal savings goals.  Will you join us in taking the pledge?  Create a simple savings plan when you take the America Saves Pledge for a chance to win up to $750. Day 1: Save...

High Yield Checking Accounts & Savings Accounts

Today, we are going to talk about the importance of money mindfulness. Mindfulness allows us to make money without having to make big changes. When's the last time you took a look at your checking and saving account options? Are your accounts working for you? A high yield checking account or savings account may be the perfect...

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